Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 So God created every kind of magnificent marine creature, every kind of living marine crawler with which the waters swarmed, and every kind of flying creature. And God saw how good it was. 22 God blessed them by saying, "Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the oceans. Let the birds multiply throughout the earth!" 23 The twilight and the dawn were the fifth day.


Cross References

Genesis 8:17

Bring out with you every living creature including the flying creatures, animals, and everything that crawls on the ground so they may disperse throughout the land, be fruitful, and multiply throughout the earth."

Genesis 1:28

God blessed the humans by saying to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it! Be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, and every living thing that crawls on the earth!"

Genesis 9:1

God blessed Noah and his sons and ordered them, "Be productive, multiply, and fill the earth.

Genesis 30:27

Then Laban responded, "If I've found favor in your sight, please stay with me, because I've learned through divination that the LORD has blessed me because of you.

Genesis 30:30

What you had previously was only a few head, but the herd has now multiplied, because the LORD has blessed you through my efforts. But now, when am I going to be able to provide for my own household?"

Genesis 35:11

So God called his name Israel and also told him, "I am God Almighty. You are to be fruitful and multiply. You will become a nation in fact, an assembly of nations! Kings will come from you they'll emerge from your own loins!

Leviticus 26:9

"I'll look after you, ensuring that you'll be fruitful. I'll increase your number and keep my covenant with you.

Job 40:15

"Please observe Behemoth, which I made along with you. He eats grass like an ox.

Job 42:12

The LORD blessed Job during the latter part of his life more than the former, since he owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.

Psalm 107:31

Let them give thanks to the LORD for his gracious love and for his awesome deeds on behalf of mankind.

Psalm 107:38

Then he blessed them, and they became numerous; he multiplied their cattle.

Psalm 128:3

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children like olive shoots surrounding your table.

Psalm 144:13-14

May our granaries be filled, storing produce in abundance; may our sheep bring forth thousands, even tens of thousands in our fields.

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it.

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