Genesis 9:7
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.”

Berean Study Bible
But as for you, be fruitful and multiply; spread out across the earth and multiply upon it.”

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

New King James Version
And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in 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.”

NASB 1995
“As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.”

NASB 1977
“And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.”

Amplified Bible
“As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.”

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you, be fruitful and multiply and reproduce in the earth and multiply in it.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But do ye increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and have dominion over it.

Contemporary English Version
I want you and your descendants to have many children, so people will live everywhere on earth.

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

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

Good News Translation
"You must have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth."

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; swarm in the earth, and multiply therein.'

Literal Standard Version
And you, be fruitful and multiply, teem in the earth, and multiply in it.”

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

New Heart English Bible
And as for you, be fruitful and multiply, and increase abundantly on the earth, and subdue it."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Covenant of the Rainbow
6Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man his blood will be shed; for in His own image God has made mankind. 7But as for you, be fruitful and multiply; spread out across the earth and multiply upon it.” 8Then God said to Noah and his sons with him,…

Cross References
Genesis 1:28
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that crawls upon the earth."

Genesis 9:1
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

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

Genesis 9:19
These three were the sons of Noah, and from them the whole earth was populated.

Genesis 35:11
And God told him, "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation--even a company of nations--shall come from you, and kings shall descend from you.


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 unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth…

Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Genesis 8:17
Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.









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



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But as for you,
וְאַתֶּ֖ם (wə·’at·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

be fruitful
פְּר֣וּ (pə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 6509: To bear fruit, be fruitful

and multiply;
וּרְב֑וּ (ū·rə·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

spread out
שִׁרְצ֥וּ (šir·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8317: To wriggle, swarm, abound

across the earth
בָאָ֖רֶץ (ḇā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and multiply upon it.”
וּרְבוּ־ (ū·rə·ḇū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great


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