New Living Translation
Then God blessed Noah and his sons and told them, "Be fruitful and multiply. 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons - He assured them of his good - will to them, and his gracious intentions concerning them. The first blessing is here renewed, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and repeated, Ge 9:7; for the race of mankind was as it were to begin again. By virtue of this blessing mankind was to be both multiplied and perpetuated upon earth; so that in a little time all the habitable parts of the earth should be more or less inhabited; and tho' one generation should pass away, yet another generation should come, so that the stream of the human race should be supplied with a constant succession, and run parallel with the current of time, 'till both be swallowed up in the ocean of eternity.
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Then God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground."
All the animals of the earth, all the birds of the sky, all the small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the fish in the sea will look on you with fear and terror. I have placed them in your power.
Now be fruitful and multiply, and repopulate the earth."
From these three sons of Noah came all the people who now populate the earth.
Then God said, "I am El-Shaddai--'God Almighty.' Be fruitful and multiply. You will become a great nation, even many nations. Kings will be among your descendants!
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