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Noach

  
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8:21 God smelled the appeasing fragrance, and God said to Himself, 'Never again will I curse the soil because of man, for the inclination of man's heart is evil from his youth. I will never again strike down all life as I have just done.
Vayarach Adonay et-re'ach hanichoach vayomer Adonay el-libo lo osif lekalel od et-ha'adamah ba'avur ha'adam ki yetser lev ha'adam ra mine'urav velo osif od lehakot et-kol-chay ka'asher asiti.
8:22 As long as the earth lasts, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night, shall never again cease [to exist].'
Od kol-yemey ha'arets zera vekatsir vekor vachom vekayits vachoref veyom valaylah lo yishbotu.



Commentary:

appeasing fragrance
  Nicho'ach in Hebrew, related to the name Noach (Noah). Others translate this as 'pleasant fragrance,' 'scent of satisfaction,' or 'expression of compliance' (Hirsch). It means that God was pleased with the sacrifice (Ibn Ezra). See Leviticus 1:9.





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