New International Version
Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God blessed Noah - Even the increase of families, which appears to depend on merely natural means, and sometimes fortuitous circumstances, is all of God. It is by his power and wisdom that the human being is formed, and it is by his providence alone that man is supported and preserved.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. Quinquagesima Sunday, 1872. Genesis ix. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6. "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. . . . Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you . . . But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. And surely your blood of your lives will I require: at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
Covenanting Predicted in Prophecy.
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."
The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands.
As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it."
These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth.
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.
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