that in blessing I will bless thee and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gates of his enemies;
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every beast that moves upon the earth.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them,
And I will gather the remnant of my sheep out of all the lands where I have driven them and will cause them to return to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew, so much that they loathed the sons of Israel.
And it shall come to pass, when ye are multiplied and increased in the land; in those days, said the LORD, they shall no longer say, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
Thus Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they had possessions therein and grew and multiplied exceedingly.
And the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly and multiplied and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and waxed very mighty.
Then thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, My father, the Syrian, perishing of hunger went down into Egypt and sojourned there with a few and became there a nation, great, mighty, and many;
But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
1 Chronicles 4:38
These mentioned by their names were princes in their families, and they were multiplied greatly in the house of their fathers.
And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall multiply and grow; and I will cause thee to dwell as was thy desire of old and will do better unto you than at your beginnings; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
2 Samuel 15:12
Absalom also sent for Ahithophel, the Gilonite, of David's counsel, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom.
According to their greatness, so did they sin against me; therefore I will change their honour into shame.
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven; the cankerworm spoils and flies away.