'Blessed' in the Bible
So God blessed them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.”
God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, for on it He rested from His work of creation.
He created them male and female. When they were created, He blessed them and called them man.
God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.
I will bless those who bless you,I will curse those who treat you with contempt,and all the peoples on earthwill be blessed through you.
He blessed him and said:Abram is blessed by God Most High,Creator of heaven and earth,
Abraham is to become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him.
And all the nations of the earth will be blessed by your offspring because you have obeyed My command.”
Abraham was now old, getting on in years, and the Lord had blessed him in everything.
Laban said, “Come, you who are blessed by the Lord. Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.”
“The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become rich. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female slaves, and camels and donkeys.
They blessed Rebekah, saying to her:Our sister, may you becomethousands upon ten thousands.May your offspring possessthe gates of their enemies.
After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who lived near Beer-lahai-roi.
I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky, I will give your offspring all these lands, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed by your offspring,
Isaac sowed seed in that land, and in that year he reaped a hundred times what was sown. The Lord blessed him,
You will not harm us, just as we have not harmed you but have only done what was good to you, sending you away in peace. You are now blessed by the Lord.”
He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him.
So he came closer and kissed him. When Isaac smelled his clothes, he blessed him and said:Ah, the smell of my sonis like the smell of a fieldthat the Lord has blessed.
May peoples serve youand nations bow down to you.Be master over your brothers;may your mother’s sons bow down to you.Those who curse you will be cursed,and those who bless you will be blessed.
Isaac began to tremble uncontrollably. “Who was it then,” he said, “who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it all before you came in, and I blessed him. Indeed, he will be blessed!”
Isaac summoned Jacob, blessed him, and commanded him: “Don’t take a wife from the Canaanite women.
Esau noticed that Isaac blessed Jacob and sent him to Paddan-aram to get a wife there. When he blessed him, Isaac commanded Jacob, “Do not marry a Canaanite woman.”
Your offspring will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out toward the west, the east, the north, and the south. All the peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.
But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, stay. I have learned by divination that the Lord has blessed me because of you.”
For you had very little before I came, but now your wealth has increased. The Lord has blessed you because of me. And now, when will I also do something for my own family?”
Laban got up early in the morning, kissed his grandchildren and daughters, and blessed them. Then Laban left to return home.
Then Jacob asked Him, “Please tell me Your name.”But He answered, “Why do you ask My name?” And He blessed him there.
God appeared to Jacob again after he returned from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him.
From the time that he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house because of Joseph. The Lord’s blessing was on all that he owned, in his house and in his fields.
Joseph then brought his father Jacob and presented him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
So Jacob blessed Pharaoh and departed from Pharaoh’s presence.
Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me.
Then he blessed Joseph and said:The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,
So he blessed them that day with these words:The nation Israel will invoke blessings by you, saying,“May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh,”putting Ephraim before Manasseh.
These are the tribes of Israel, 12 in all, and this was what their father said to them. He blessed them, and he blessed each one with a suitable blessing.
“Praise the Lord,” Jethro exclaimed, “who rescued you from Pharaoh and the power of the Egyptians and snatched the people from the power of the Egyptians.
11 For the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything in them in six days; then He rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and declared it holy.
Moses inspected all the work they had accomplished. They had done just as the Lord commanded. Then Moses blessed them.
Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them. He came down after sacrificing the sin offering, the burnt offering, and the fellowship offering.
Moses and Aaron then entered the tent of meeting. When they came out, they blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people.
Please come and put a curse on these people for me because they are more powerful than I am. I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that those you bless are blessed and those you curse are cursed.”
Then God said to Balaam, “You are not to go with them. You are not to curse this people, for they are blessed.”
“What have you done to me?” Balak asked Balaam. “I brought you to curse my enemies, but look, you have only blessed them!”
I have indeed received a command to bless;since He has blessed, I cannot change it.
He crouches, he lies down like a lionor a lioness—who dares to rouse him?Those who bless you will be blessed,and those who curse you will be cursed.
Then Balak became furious with Balaam, struck his hands together, and said to him, “I summoned you to put a curse on my enemies, but instead, you have blessed them these three times.
For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this immense wilderness. The Lord your God has been with you this past 40 years, and you have lacked nothing.’
You will be blessed above all peoples; there will be no infertile male or female among you or your livestock.
You will eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice with your household in everything you do, because the Lord your God has blessed you.
But if the distance is too great for you to carry it, since the place where Yahweh your God chooses to put His name is too far away from you and since the Lord your God has blessed you,
Give generously to him from your flock, your threshing floor, and your winepress. You are to give him whatever the Lord your God has blessed you with.
You are to celebrate the Festival of Weeks to the Lord your God with a freewill offering that you give in proportion to how the Lord your God has blessed you.
You will be blessed in the cityand blessed in the country.
Your descendants will be blessed,and your land’s produce,and the offspring of your livestock,including the young of your herdsand the newborn of your flocks.
Your basket and kneading bowl will be blessed.
You will be blessed when you come inand blessed when you go out.
He said about Joseph:May his land be blessed by the Lordwith the dew of heaven’s bountyand the watery depths that lie beneath;
He said about Gad:The one who enlarges Gad’s territorywill be blessed.He lies down like a lionand tears off an arm or even a head.
He said about Asher:May Asher be the most blessed of the sons;may he be the most favored among his brothersand dip his foot in olive oil.
Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as an inheritance.
Joseph’s descendants said to Joshua, “Why did you give us only one tribal allotment as an inheritance? We have many people, because the Lord has been blessing us greatly.”
Joshua blessed them and sent them on their way, and they went to their homes.
Moses had given territory to half the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, but Joshua had given territory to the other half, with their brothers, on the west side of the Jordan. When Joshua sent them to their homes and blessed them,
but I would not listen to Balaam. Instead, he repeatedly blessed you, and I delivered you from his hand.
Jael is most blessed of women,the wife of Heber the Kenite;she is most blessed among tent-dwelling women.
So the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The boy grew, and the Lord blessed him.
He said to his mother, “The 1,100 pieces of silver taken from you, and that I heard you utter a curse about—here, I have the silver with me. I took it. So now I return it to you.”Then his mother said, “My son, you are blessed by the Lord!”
Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed by the Lord, who has not forsaken his kindness to the living or the dead.” Naomi continued, “The man is a close relative. He is one of our family redeemers.”
“May you be blessed by the Lord,” replied Saul, “for you have taken pity on me.
Your discernment is blessed, and you are blessed. Today you kept me from participating in bloodshed and avenging myself by my own hand.
Saul said to him, “You are blessed, my son David. You will certainly do great things and will also prevail.” Then David went on his way, and Saul returned home.
The ark of the Lord remained in his house three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and his whole family.
It was reported to King David: “The Lord has blessed Obed-edom’s family and all that belongs to him because of the ark of God.” So David went and had the ark of God brought up from Obed-edom’s house to the city of David with rejoicing.
When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Yahweh of Hosts.
Now, please bless Your servant’s house so that it will continue before You forever. For You, Lord God, have spoken, and with Your blessing Your servant’s house will be blessed forever.
So all the people crossed the Jordan, and then the king crossed. The king kissed Barzillai and blessed him, and Barzillai returned to his home.
but King Solomon will be blessed, and David’s throne will remain established before the Lord forever.”
The king turned around and blessed the entire congregation of Israel while they were standing.
and he stood and blessed the whole congregation of Israel with a loud voice:
On the fifteenth day he sent the people away. So they blessed the king and went home to their tents rejoicing and with joyful hearts for all the goodness that the Lord had done for His servant David and for His people Israel.
The ark of God remained with Obed-edom’s family in his house for three months, and the Lord blessed his family and all that he had.
When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Yahweh.
So now, You have been pleased to bless Your servant’s house that it may continue before You forever. For You, Lord, have blessed it, and it is blessed forever.
5 Ammiel the sixth,Issachar the seventh, and Peullethai the eighth,for God blessed him.
Then the king turned and blessed the entire congregation of Israel while they were standing.
Azariah, the chief priest of the household of Zadok, answered him, “Since they began bringing the offering to the Lord’s temple, we eat and are satisfied and there is plenty left over because the Lord has blessed His people; this abundance is what is left over.”
Ezra praised the Lord, the great God, and with their hands uplifted all the people said, “Amen, Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.
Haven’t You placed a hedge around him, his household, and everything he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
When they heard me, they blessed me,and when they saw me, they spoke well of me.
The dying man blessed me,and I made the widow’s heart rejoice.
So the Lord blessed the last part of Job’s life more than the first. He owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.
Those who are blessed by Him will inherit the land,but those cursed by Him will be destroyed.
The Lord will keep him and preserve him;he will be blessed in the land.You will not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
You are the most handsome of men;grace flows from your lips.Therefore God has blessed you forever.
May he live long!May gold from Sheba be given to him.May prayer be offered for him continually,and may he be blessed all day long.
May his name endure forever;as long as the sun shines,may his fame increase.May all nations be blessed by himand call him blessed.
His descendants will be powerful in the land;the generation of the upright will be blessed.
May you be blessed by the Lord,the Maker of heaven and earth.
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