Genesis 1:22

“And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitfull, and multiply, and fill the waters in the Seas, and let foule multiply in the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God gave them his blessing, saying, Be fertile and have increase, making all the waters of the seas full, and let the birds be increased in the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply on the earth.
- Darby Bible

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
- Webster's Bible

God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."
- World English Bible

And God blesseth them, saying, `Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and the fowl let multiply in the earth:'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God blessed them, saying: 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Irene123
    To 'word' on Gen. 1 -- AMEN, Brother!!! "..........and ONE sat on the throne."
  • Tom Dewar
    John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

    Jesus is in Heaven even as he is speaking with Nicodemus on earth. He, God is omnipresent in all persons at all times.
  • Word
    Well when I get to the throne and look at Christ sitting at the right hand of God I will see God by following Christ hand up His arm up to His face and that is the Face of God and God's image.
  • Cheryl
    Irene123, why did Jesus pray to the Father in the garden of Gethsemane (or any other time)? And why did He promise to send the Comforter (Holy Spirit) to the disciples so they would not be left alone when He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father? God is three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit but ONE GOD; all three have the same mind.
  • Susan
    Irene, in all kindness I'm suggesting that you study more Even your own scripture references prove that God is 3 persons in one. Jesus was there since the creation since all was created by Him. Ex 3:14 shows he was working in OT times He was the Great I AM Matthew 22:32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. AndJohn 8:58 it ok to debate; purpose is to teach 2Tim 3:16
  • Loren
    To Word: Yes, Isaiah 45:21 tells us that, "... there is no GOD else beside Me..." Here, in this passage, "GOD" is also, the Hebrew word, "Elohiym" - plural (more than one).
    Look at this passage: "...I am He; I am the first and the last... the LORD GOD and His Spirit hath SENT ME." Isaiah 48:12,16. This is Jesus, who was sent to this world by His Father and the Spirit.

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