Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and,
taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds,
he sacrificed burnt offerings on it.
The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma
and said in his heart:
"Never again will I curse the ground because of man,
even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood.
And never again will I destroy all living creatures,
as I have done.
"As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease."