I will certainly bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in heaven and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the gates of their enemies.
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!"
As the righteous grow powerful, people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, people groan.
Now after the population of human beings had increased throughout the earth, and daughters had been born to them,
"I'll gather the remnant of my flock from all the countries where I've driven them, and bring them back to their pasture where they'll be fruitful and increase in numbers.
But the more the Egyptians afflicted the Israelis, the more they multiplied and flourished, so that the Egyptians became terrified of the Israelis.
"And in those days when you increase in numbers and multiply in the land," declares the LORD, "people will no longer say, "The Ark of the Covenant of the LORD,' and it won't come to mind, and they won't remember it or miss it, nor will it be made again.
Israel remained in Egypt's Goshen territory, acquired land there, became prosperous, and his descendants grew very numerous.
But the Israelis were fruitful and increased abundantly. They multiplied in numbers and became very, very strong. As a result, the land was filled with them.
God was pleased with the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very strong.
Then you are to affirm and declare in the presence of the LORD your God:
"Now as the time approached for the fulfillment of the promise that God had made to Abraham, the people's population increased a great deal in Egypt.
1 Chronicles 4:38
these people, enumerated by name, were leaders in their respective families, and their clans grew to be very abundant.
I'll make both the population and the livestock increase throughout your territories. They'll increase and be fruitful. I'll make your territories to be settled like you were in the past, and you will be treated better than you ever were before. At that time you will know that I am the LORD.
2 Samuel 15:12
Absalom also sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, to come from his home town of Giloh while Absalom was presenting the sacrificial offerings. And so the conspiracy widened, because the common people increasingly sided with Absalom.
"The more they increased in number, the more they sinned against me, so I will change their glory into shame.
You added to your inventory of businessmen they number more than the stars of heaven. The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies away.