And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty…
1. The death of fathers cannot hinder God's increase of the Church's children. They decrease and these increase under God.
2. God's promises for His Church's increase cannot fall to the ground. He doth fulfil them.
3. Fruitfulness, abundant increase, multiplication excessive, and strength, are the Church's blessing from God.
4. God works wonderfully to fulfil His promise of increasing His people.
5. The land of enemies is made by God a nursery for the increase of His Church.
6. God's blessing makes His Israel to fill Egypt, the Church to fill the world.
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.