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

  • Patricia carson
    It's my understanding that God created male and female before Adam and that Adam was created to tend the garden of Eden and to name the animals. Am I right.
  • Ackson
    I was once a baby, i even know nothing from my mum's womb. Now i know you lord, our allmight heaven, father gather us all like the chicken to there hens. Amen
  • Julius ekwogo
    In john 1. God was word and the word was with god, which means that the word is spirit
  • Osolease John
    Bless YAHVAH for His word
  • Ersatzangel
    To Tom re: Genesis Chap 1 - This story is written in a style well understood by Hebrew people. First the story is told in general and then retold giving details. All scripture is inspired by the Holy Spirit
  • Samson Lungu
    The earth was void of anything and darkness was over it.The same Spirit of our God which put orderliness in dear earth and filled it with all beauty can do the same with you. Are you troubled, please believe in God and never be shaken

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