'Increased' in the Bible
The flood [the great downpour of rain] was forty days and nights on the earth; and the waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it floated [high] above the land.
The waters became mighty and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the waters.
For you had little before I came and it has increased and multiplied abundantly, and the Lord has favored you with blessings wherever I turned. But now, when shall I provide for my own household?”
So Jacob became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks [of sheep and goats], and female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.
but the Israelites were prolific and increased greatly; they multiplied and became extremely strong, so that the land was filled with them.
So they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with hard labor. And the sons of Israel built Pithom and Raamses as storage cities for Pharaoh.
I will drive them out before you little by little, until you have increased and are strong enough to take possession of the land.
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city Giloh, while he was offering sacrifices. And the conspiracy grew strong, for the people with Absalom increased continually.
The battle raged that day, and [Ahab] the king was propped up in his chariot facing the Arameans (Syrians). And in the evening he died, and the blood from his wound ran down into the bottom of the chariot.
these mentioned by name were leaders in their families; and their fathers’ houses increased greatly [so they needed more land].
The battle raged that day, and the king of Israel propped himself up in his chariot in front of the Arameans (Syrians) until the evening, and at sunset he died.
Have You not put a hedge [of protection] around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands [and conferred prosperity and happiness upon him], and his possessions have increased in the land.
O Lord, how my enemies have increased!Many are rising up against me.
You sell Your people cheaply,And have not increased Your wealth by their sale.
Be not afraid when [an ungodly] man becomes rich,When the wealth and glory of his house are increased;
There the Lord greatly increased [the number of] His people,And made them more powerful than their enemies.
For by me (wisdom from God) your days will be multiplied,And years of life shall be increased.
So I became great and excelled more than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also remained with me.
You [O God] will increase the nation,You will multiply their joy;They will rejoice before YouLike the joy and jubilation of the harvest,As men rejoice when they divide the spoil [of victory].
You have increased the nation, O Lord;You have increased the nation, You are glorified;You have extended all the borders of the land.
“You have gone to the king [of a pagan land] with oilAnd increased your perfumes;You have sent your messengers a great distanceAnd made them go down to Sheol (the realm of the dead).
It will be in those days when you have [repented and] multiplied and increased in the land,” says the Lord, “they will no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It will not come to mind, nor will they [seriously] remember it, nor will they miss it, nor will it be made again [for instead of the ark, which symbolized My presence, I will be present].
Therefore a lion from the forest will kill them,A wolf of the deserts will destroy them,A leopard is watching their cities.Everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces,Because their transgressions are many,Their desertions of faith are countless.
I made you (Israel) multiply like plants [which grow] in the field, and you grew up and became tall and you reached the age for [wearing] fine jewelry; your breasts were formed and your hair had grown, yet you were naked and bare.
By your great wisdom and by your tradeYou have increased your riches and power,And your heart is proud and arrogant because of your wealth;
it is you, O king, who have become great and grown strong; your greatness has increased and it reaches to heaven, and your dominion [reaches] to the ends of the earth.
But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the scroll until the end of time. Many will go back and forth and search anxiously [through the scroll], and knowledge [of the purpose of God as revealed by His prophets] will [greatly] increase.”
The more they multiplied [in numbers and increased in power], the more they sinned against Me;I will change their glory into shame.
You have increased your traders more than the [visible] stars of heaven—The creeping locust strips and destroys and then flies away.
“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].
And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and men.
“But as the time [for the fulfillment] of the promise which God had made to Abraham was approaching, the [Hebrew] people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
But Saul increased in strength more and more, and continued to perplex the Jews who lived in Damascus by examining [theological evidence] and proving [with Scripture] that this Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed).
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they continually increased in number day after day.
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,