'Blessed' in the 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."
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground."
God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he ceased all the work that he had been doing in creation.
He created them male and female; when they were created, he blessed them and named them "humankind."
Then God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.
He blessed Abram, saying, "Blessed be Abram by the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth.
Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years, and the Lord had blessed him in everything.
Laban said to him, "Come, you who are blessed by the Lord! Why are you standing out here when I have prepared the house and a place for the camels?"
"The Lord has richly blessed my master and he has become very wealthy. The Lord has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.
They blessed Rebekah with these words: "Our sister, may you become the mother of thousands of ten thousands! May your descendants possess the strongholds of their enemies."
After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac. Isaac lived near Beer Lahai Roi.
When Isaac planted in that land, he reaped in the same year a hundred times what he had sown, because the Lord blessed him.
so that you will not do us any harm, just as we have not harmed you, but have always treated you well before sending you away in peace. Now you are blessed by the Lord."
He did not recognize him because his hands were hairy, like his brother Esau's hands. So Isaac blessed Jacob.
So Jacob went over and kissed him. When Isaac caught the scent of his clothing, he blessed him, saying, "Yes, my son smells like the scent of an open field which the Lord has blessed.
May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. You will be lord over your brothers, and the sons of your mother will bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed, and those who bless you be blessed."
Isaac began to shake violently and asked, "Then who else hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it just before you arrived, and I blessed him. He will indeed be blessed!"
So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him, "You must not marry a Canaanite woman!
Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him off to Paddan Aram to find a wife there. As he blessed him, Isaac commanded him, "You must not marry a Canaanite woman."
But Laban said to him, "If I have found favor in your sight, please stay here, for I have learned by divination that the Lord has blessed me on account of you."
Indeed, you had little before I arrived, but now your possessions have increased many times over. The Lord has blessed you wherever I worked. But now, how long must it be before I do something for my own family too?"
Early in the morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters goodbye and blessed them. Then Laban left and returned home.
Then Jacob asked, "Please tell me your name." "Why do you ask my name?" the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there.
God appeared to Jacob again after he returned from Paddan Aram and blessed him.
From the time Potiphar appointed him over his household and over all that he owned, the Lord blessed the Egyptian's household for Joseph's sake. The blessing of the Lord was on everything that he had, both in his house and in his fields.
Then Joseph brought in his father Jacob and presented him before Pharaoh. Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from his presence.
Jacob said to Joseph, "The sovereign God appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me.
Then he blessed Joseph and said, "May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked -- the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day,
So he blessed them that day, saying, "By you will Israel bless, saying, 'May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.'" So he put Ephraim before Manasseh.
These are the twelve tribes of Israel. This is what their father said to them when he blessed them. He gave each of them an appropriate blessing.
Jethro said, "Blessed be the Lord who has delivered you from the hand of Egypt, and from the hand of Pharaoh, who has delivered the people from the Egyptians' control!
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them, and he rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.
Moses inspected all the work -- and they had done it just as the Lord had commanded -- they had done it exactly -- and Moses blessed them.
Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them and descended from making the sin offering, the burnt offering, and the peace offering.
Moses and Aaron then entered into the Meeting Tent. When they came out, they blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people.
So now, please come and curse this nation for me, for they are too powerful for me. Perhaps I will prevail so that we may conquer them and drive them out of the land. For I know that whoever you bless is blessed, and whoever you curse is cursed."
But God said to Balaam, "You must not go with them; you must not curse the people, for they are blessed."
Then Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but on the contrary you have only blessed them!"
Indeed, I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
They crouch and lie down like a lion, and as a lioness, who can stir him? Blessed is the one who blesses you, and cursed is the one who curses you!'"
All along the way I, the Lord your God, have blessed your every effort. I have been attentive to your travels through this great wasteland. These forty years I have been with you; you have lacked for nothing.'"
You will be blessed beyond all peoples; there will be no barrenness among you or your livestock.
Both you and your families must feast there before the Lord your God and rejoice in all the output of your labor with which he has blessed you.
You must supply them generously from your flock, your threshing floor, and your winepress -- as the Lord your God has blessed you, you must give to them.
Then you are to celebrate the Festival of Weeks before the Lord your God with the voluntary offering that you will bring, in proportion to how he has blessed you.
You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the field.
Your children will be blessed, as well as the produce of your soil, the offspring of your livestock, the calves of your herds, and the lambs of your flocks.
Your basket and your mixing bowl will be blessed.
You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
Of Gad he said: Blessed be the one who enlarges Gad. Like a lioness he will dwell; he will tear at an arm -- indeed, a scalp.
Of Asher he said: Asher is blessed with children, may he be favored by his brothers and may he dip his foot in olive oil.
Saul replied, "May you be blessed by the Lord, for you have had compassion on me.
So David sent messengers to the people of Jabesh Gilead and told them, "May you be blessed by the Lord because you have shown this kindness to your lord Saul by burying him.
The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months. The Lord blessed Obed-Edom and all his family.
David was told, "The Lord has blessed the family of Obed-Edom and everything he owns because of the ark of God." So David went and joyfully brought the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David.
Now be willing to bless your servant's dynasty so that it may stand permanently before you, for you, O sovereign Lord, have spoken. By your blessing may your servant's dynasty be blessed on into the future!"
But the king said to Absalom, "No, my son. We shouldn't all go. We shouldn't burden you in that way." Though Absalom pressed him, the king was not willing to go. Instead, David blessed him.
So all the people crossed the Jordan, as did the king. After the king had kissed him and blessed him, Barzillai returned to his home.
The ark of God remained in Obed-Edom's house for three months; the Lord blessed Obed-Edom's family and everything that belonged to him.
Now you are willing to bless your servant's dynasty so that it may stand permanently before you, for you, O Lord, have blessed it and it will be blessed from now on into the future."
the sixth Ammiel, the seventh Issachar, and the eighth Peullethai. (Indeed, God blessed Obed-Edom.)
Azariah, the head priest from the family of Zadok, said to him, "Since the contributions began arriving in the Lord's temple, we have had plenty to eat and have a large quantity left over. For the Lord has blessed his people, and this large amount remains."
Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, who so moved in the heart of the king to so honor the temple of the Lord which is in Jerusalem!
Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and all the people replied "Amen! Amen!" as they lifted their hands. Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
The Levites -- Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah -- said, "Stand up and bless the LORD your God!" "May you be blessed, O LORD our God, from age to age. May your glorious name be blessed; may it be lifted up above all blessing and praise.
Have you not made a hedge around him and his household and all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his livestock have increased in the land.
He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will return there. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. May the name of the Lord be blessed!"
"Therefore, blessed is the man whom God corrects, so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
"As soon as the ear heard these things, it blessed me, and when the eye saw them, it bore witness to me,
So the Lord blessed the second part of Job's life more than the first. He had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.
How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers!
Give sincere homage! Otherwise he will be angry, and you will die because of your behavior, when his anger quickly ignites. How blessed are all who take shelter in him!
By David; a well-written song. How blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven, whose sin is pardoned!
How blessed is the one whose wrongdoing the Lord does not punish, in whose spirit there is no deceit.
How blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen to be his special possession.
Taste and see that the Lord is good! How blessed is the one who takes shelter in him!
All day long he shows compassion and lends to others, and his children are blessed.
How blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord and does not seek help from the proud or from liars!
For the music director; a psalm of David. How blessed is the one who treats the poor properly! When trouble comes, the Lord delivers him.
May the Lord protect him and save his life! May he be blessed in the land! Do not turn him over to his enemies!
How blessed is the one whom you choose, and allow to live in your palace courts. May we be satisfied with the good things of your house -- your holy palace.
How blessed are those who live in your temple and praise you continually! (Selah)
How blessed are those who find their strength in you, and long to travel the roads that lead to your temple!
O Lord who rules over all, how blessed are those who trust in you!
How blessed are the people who worship you! O Lord, they experience your favor.
How blessed is the one whom you instruct, O Lord, the one whom you teach from your law,
How blessed are those who promote justice, and do what is right all the time!
He blessed them so that they became very numerous. He would not allow their cattle to decrease in number.
Praise the Lord! How blessed is the one who obeys the Lord, who takes great delight in keeping his commands.
His descendants will be powerful on the earth; the godly will be blessed.
May you be blessed by the Lord, the creator of heaven and earth!
May the one who comes in the name of the Lord be blessed! We will pronounce blessings on you in the Lord's temple.
(Alef) How blessed are those whose actions are blameless, who obey the law of the Lord.
How blessed are those who observe his rules, and seek him with all their heart,
How blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! They will not be put to shame when they confront enemies at the city gate.
A song of ascents. How blessed is every one of the Lord's loyal followers, each one who keeps his commands!
You will eat what you worked so hard to grow. You will be blessed and secure.
Yes indeed, the man who fears the Lord will be blessed in this way.
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