Genesis 9:7
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New International Version
As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it."

New Living Translation
Now be fruitful and multiply, and repopulate the earth."

English Standard Version
And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.”

New American Standard Bible
"As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it."

King James Bible
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you, be fruitful and multiply; spread out over the earth and multiply on it."

International Standard Version
Now as for you, be productive and multiply; spread out over the land and multiply throughout it."

NET Bible
But as for you, be fruitful and multiply; increase abundantly on the earth and multiply on it."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be fertile, and increase in number. Spread over the earth, and increase."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And you, be ye fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth and multiply therein.

King James 2000 Bible
And you, be you fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

American King James Version
And you, be you fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

American Standard Version
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But increase you and multiply, and go upon the earth, and fill it.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye, be fruitful and multiply: swarm on the earth, and multiply on it.

English Revised Version
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Webster's Bible Translation
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply, bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

World English Bible
Be fruitful and multiply. Bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply in it."

Young's Literal Translation
And ye, be fruitful and multiply, teem in the earth, and multiply in it.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:4-7 The main reason of forbidding the eating of blood, doubtless was because the shedding of blood in sacrifices was to keep the worshippers in mind of the great atonement; yet it seems intended also to check cruelty, lest men, being used to shed and feed upon the blood of animals, should grow unfeeling to them, and be less shocked at the idea of shedding human blood. Man must not take away his own life. Our lives are God's, and we must only give them up when he pleases. If we in any way hasten our own death, we are accountable to God for it. When God requires the life of a man from him that took it away unjustly, the murderer cannot render that, and therefore must render his own instead. One time or other, in this world or in the next, God will discover murders, and punish those murders which are beyond man's power to punish. But there are those who are ministers of God to protect the innocent, by being a terror to evil-doers, and they must not bear the sword in vain, Ro 13:4. Wilful murder ought always to be punished with death. To this law there is a reason added. Such remains of God's image are still upon fallen man, that he who unjustly kills a man, defaces the image of God, and does dishonour to him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. Vide on ver. 1.



Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And you, be ye fruitful and multiply,.... Instead of taking away the lives of men, the great concern should be to multiply them; and this indeed is one reason of the above law, to prevent the decrease and ruin of mankind; and which was peculiarly needful, when there were so few men in the world as only four, and therefore it is repeated in stronger terms:

bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein; that the whole earth might be overspread with men, and repeopled sufficiently, as it was by the sons of Noah, see Genesis 9:19.



Genesis 9:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Covenant of the Rainbow
6"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man. 7"As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it." 8Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,…
Cross References
Genesis 1:28
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

Genesis 9:1
Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.

Genesis 9:8
Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:

Genesis 9:19
These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth.

Genesis 35:11
And God said to him, "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.
Treasury of Scripture

And you, be you fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Genesis 9:1,19 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, …

Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, …

Genesis 8:17 Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you, of all …

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