Genesis 8:21

English Standard Version

21 And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse[1] the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. (Ge 3:17; Ge 6:5; Ge 6:17; Ge 9:11; Ge 9:15; Ex 29:18; Ex 29:25; Ex 29:41; Le 1:9; Le 1:13; Le 1:17; Ps 58:3; Isa 54:9; Eze 16:19; Eze 20:41; Mt 15:19; Ro 1:21; 2Co 2:15; Eph 5:2; Php 4:18)

New International Version

21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: ‘Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though[1] every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

New International Reader’s Version

21 The smell of the offerings pleased the LORD. He said to himself, ‘I will never put a curse on the ground again because of human beings. I will not do it even though their hearts are always directed towards evil. Their thoughts are evil from the time they are young. I will never destroy all living things again, as I have just done.

King James Version

21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man' sake; for the imagination of man' heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.