Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.

New American Standard Bible

God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

King James Version

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

Holman Bible

So God blessed them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”

International Standard Version

God blessed them by saying, "Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the oceans. Let the birds multiply throughout the earth!"

American Standard Version

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.

Amplified

And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

Bible in Basic English

And God gave them his blessing, saying, Be fertile and have increase, making all the waters of the seas full, and let the birds be increased in the earth.

Darby Translation

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply on the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

And God will praise them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and birds shall multiply in the earth.

King James 2000

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth."

Modern King James verseion

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters of the seas and let the fowl multiply in the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and God blessed them, saying, "Grow and multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the fowls multiply upon the earth."

NET Bible

God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth."

New Heart English Bible

God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."

The Emphasized Bible

And God blessed them, saying, - Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let, the birds, multiply in the land.

Webster

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

World English Bible

God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."

Youngs Literal Translation

And God blesseth them, saying, 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and the fowl let multiply in the earth:'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

פּרה 
Parah 
Usage: 29

and multiply
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

and fill
מלא מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 251

in the seas
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

and let fowl
עוף 
`owph 
Usage: 71

References

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Context Readings

The Creation

21 And God created the great sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth. 23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.


Cross References

Genesis 8:17

Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee of all flesh, both birds and cattle, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon th

Genesis 1:28

And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves upo

Genesis 9:1

And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

Genesis 30:27

And Laban said to him, If now I have found favor in thine eyes, [tarry, for] I have learned by experience that LORD has blessed me for thy sake.

Genesis 30:30

For it was little which thou had before I came, and it has increased to a multitude, and LORD has blessed thee wherever I turned. And now when shall I provide for my own house also?

Genesis 35:11

And God said to him, I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins.

Leviticus 26:9

And I will have respect to you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and will establish my covenant with you.

Leviticus 26:9

And I will have respect to you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and will establish my covenant with you.

Job 42:12

So LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. And he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-donkeys.

Psalm 107:31

O that men would praise LORD for his loving kindness, and for his wonderful works to the sons of men!

Psalm 107:38

He also blesses them, so that they are multiplied greatly, and he does not allow their cattle to decrease.

Psalm 128:3

Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine in the innermost parts of thy house, thy sons like olive plants round about thy table.

Psalm 144:13-14

our garners are full, affording all manner of store, our sheep bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields,

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

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