'Increase' in the Bible
And I will make you a great nation,And I will bless you [abundantly],And make your name great (exalted, distinguished);And you shall be a blessing [a source of great good to others];
This stone which I have set up as a pillar (monument, memorial) will be God’s house [a sacred place to me], and of everything that You give me I will give the tenth to You [as an offering to signify my gratitude and dependence on You].”
At harvest time [when you reap the increase] you shall give one-fifth of it to Pharaoh, and four-fifths will be your own to use for seed for the field and as food for you and those of your households and for your little ones.”
And all of you shall have for food whatever the [untilled] land produces during its Sabbath year; yourself, and your male and female slaves, your hired servant, and the foreigners who reside among you,
For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its crops out of the field.
If the years [until the next Jubilee] are many, you shall increase the price, but if the years remaining are few, you shall reduce the price, because it is the number of crops that he is selling to you.
And if you say, “What are we going to eat in the seventh year if we do not sow [seed] or gather in our crops?”
Do not charge him usurious interest, but fear your God [with profound reverence], so your countryman may [continue to] live among you.
then I will give you rain in its season, and the land will yield her produce and the trees of the field bear their fruit.
Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.
Therefore you shall say to them, ‘When you have offered the best from it, then the rest shall be credited to the Levites as the product of the threshing floor, and as the product of the wine vat.
Now look, you [the tribes of Reuben and Gad] have risen up in your fathers’ place, a brood of sinful men, to add still more to the fierce anger of the Lord against Israel.
Therefore listen, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly [in numbers], as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine and your [olive] oil, the offspring of your cattle and the young of your flock, in the land which He swore to your fathers to give you.
The Lord your God will clear away these nations before you little by little; you will not be able to put an end to them quickly, for [if you did] the wild animals would become too numerous for you.
“At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce for that year, and shall store it up within your [city] gates.
“The offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your animals, the offspring of your herd and the young of your flock will be blessed.
“The offspring of your body and the produce of your land, the offspring of your herd and the young of your flock will be cursed.
and it will eat the offspring of your herd and the produce of your ground until you are destroyed, who will leave you no grain, new wine, or oil, nor the offspring of your herd or the young of your flock until they have caused you to perish.
“He made him (Israel) ride on the high places of the earth,And he ate the produce of the field;And He made him suck honey from the rock,And [olive] oil from the flinty rock,
‘For a fire is kindled by My anger,And it burns to the depths of Sheol (the place of the dead, the nether world),It devours the earth with its yield,And sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.
If only this people were under my authority! Then I would remove Abimelech and say to him, ‘Increase [the size of] your army and come out [to fight].’”
Yet I will not cut off every man of yours from My altar; your eyes will fail from weeping and your soul will grieve, and all those born in your house will die as men [in the prime of life].
and storehouses for the produce of grain, new wine, and [olive] oil, and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and sheepfolds for the flocks.
“Though your beginning was insignificant,Yet your end will greatly increase.
‘You renew Your witnesses against meAnd increase Your indignation and anger toward me;Hardship after hardship is with me [attacking me time after time].
“The produce and increase of his house will depart [with the victors];His possessions will be dragged away in the day of God’s wrath.
“For it is a fire which consumes to Abaddon (destruction, ruin, final torment);And [illicit passion] would burn and rage and uproot all my [life’s] increase [destroying everything].
Do not trust in oppression,And do not vainly hope in robbery;If riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
May You increase my greatness (honor)And turn to comfort me.
Behold, these are the ungodly,Who always prosper and are at ease [in the world]; they have increased in wealth.
Indeed, the Lord will give what is good,And our land will yield its produce.
And sow fields and plant vineyards,And produce an abundant harvest.
May the Lord give you [great] increase,You and your children.
The wise will hear and increase their learning,And the person of understanding will acquire wise counsel and the skill [to steer his course wisely and lead others to the truth],
“My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold,And my yield is better than choicest silver.
Give instruction to a wise man and he will become even wiser;Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
The blessing of the Lord brings [true] riches,And He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God].
There is the one who [generously] scatters [abroad], and yet increases all the more;And there is the one who withholds what is justly due, but it results only in want and poverty.
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles,But he who gathers gradually by [honest] labor will increase [his riches].
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,But much revenue [because of good crops] comes by the strength of the ox.
Strike a scoffer [for refusing to learn], and the naive may [be warned and] become prudent;Reprimand one who has understanding and a teachable spirit, and he will gain knowledge and insight.
When the wicked rise [to power], men hide themselves;But when the wicked perish, the [consistently] righteous increase and become great.
When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what advantage is there to their owners except to see them with their eyes?
For there are many other words that increase futility. What then is the advantage for a man?
There shall be no end to the increase of His government and of peace,[He shall rule] on the throne of David and over his kingdom,To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousnessFrom that time forward and forevermore.The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
The afflicted also will increase their joy in the Lord,And the needy of mankind will rejoice and celebrate in the Holy One of Israel.
“I will make their widows more numerous before MeThan the sand of the seas;I will bring against them, against the mother of the young men,A destroyer at noonday;I will suddenly cause anguish and terrorTo fall on her.
When I send against them the deadly arrows of hunger which were for the destruction of those whom I will send to destroy you, then I will increase the famine upon you and break your staff of bread.
if he does not charge interest or take a percentage of increase [on what he lends in compassion], if he keeps his hand from sin and executes true justice between man and man,
and charges interest and takes [a percentage of] increase on what he has loaned; will he then live? He will not live! He has done all these disgusting things, he shall surely be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.
he keeps his hand from [oppressing] the poor, does not receive interest or increase [from the needy], but executes My ordinances and walks in My statutes; he shall not die for the sin (guilt) of his father; he shall certainly live.
In you they have accepted bribes to shed blood; you have taken [forbidden] interest and [a percentage of] profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression and extortion, and you have forgotten Me,” says the Lord God.
Also the tree of the field will yield its fruit and the earth will yield its produce; and My people will be secure on their land. Then they will know [with confidence] that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have rescued them from the hand of those who made them slaves.
I will multiply on you man and animal; and they will increase and be fruitful. And I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly, and I will do better [things] for you than at your beginning. Then you will know [with great confidence] that I am the Lord.
I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not suffer again the disgrace of famine among the nations.
‘Thus says the Lord God, “This too I will let the house of Israel ask Me to do for them: I will increase their people like a flock.
They will eat, but not have enough;They will play the prostitute, but not increase [their descendants],Because they have stopped giving heed to the Lord.
‘For there the seed will produce peace and prosperity; the vine will yield its fruit, and the ground will produce its increase, and the heavens will give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit and possess all these things.
“I will whistle for them and gather them together,For I have redeemed them;And they will increase [again] as they have increased before [in Egypt].
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith [our ability to confidently trust in God and in His power].”
He must increase [in prominence], but I must decrease.
So the church throughout Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace [without persecution], being built up [in wisdom, virtue, and faith]; and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort and encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it continued to grow [in numbers].
But the Law came to increase and expand [the awareness of] the trespass [by defining and unmasking sin]. But where sin increased, [God’s remarkable, gracious gift of] grace [His unmerited favor] has surpassed it and increased all the more,
I planted, Apollos watered, but God [all the while] was causing the growth.
For all [these] things are for your sake, so that as [God’s remarkable, undeserved] grace reaches to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of [our great] God.
Now He who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed for sowing [that is, your resources] and increase the harvest of your righteousness [which shows itself in active goodness, kindness, and love].
in whom the whole structure is joined together, and it continues [to increase] growing into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, set apart, and sacred to the presence of the Lord].
And may the Lord cause you to increase and excel and overflow in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;
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