New American Standard Bible
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
King James Bible
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
World English Bible
God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
And God blesseth Noah, and his sons, and saith to them, 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
- The Blessing of Noah
2. מורא môrā', "fear, reverence, awful deed." חת chat, "dread, breaking of the courage."
Noah is saved from the deluge. His life is twice given to him by God. He had found grace in the sight of the Lord, and now he and his family have been graciously accepted when they approached the Lord with burnt-offerings. In him, therefore, the race of man is to be begun anew. Accordingly, as at the beginning, the Lord proceeds to bless him. First. The grant of increase is the same as at first, but expressed in ampler terms. Second. Dominion over the other animals is renewed. But some reluctance on their part to yield obedience is intimated. "The fear and dread of you." These terms give token of a master whose power is dreaded, rather than of a superior whose friendly protection is sought. "Into your hand are they given." They are placed entirely at the disposal of man.
PSALM CIV. 20, 21. Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. Let me say a few words on this text. It is one which has been a comfort to me again and again. It is one which, if rightly understood, ought to give comfort to pitiful and tender-hearted persons. Have you never been touched by, never been even shocked by, the mystery of pain and death? I do not speak now of pain and death …
Charles Kingsley—Westminster Sermons
The Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force Has Been Professed by a Minority of Men from the Very Foundation of Christianity. Of the Book "What
God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
"The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.
"As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it."
These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.
God also said to him, "I am God Almighty; Be fruitful and multiply; A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, And kings shall come forth from you.
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