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 1:22

  • Ron DeLeo for verse 22
    The fowl being of the sea made land their home or nesting place doesnt this sound like evolution if you have ever seen flying fish you could make the connection
  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 22
    Be fruitful and multiply....makes me think about the secular christians who follow advice on the overpopulation of earth and resort to vasectomies, birth control medications and abortions. Did God really say that os it it human freewill. Ministers of God, please let us teach the true gospel that will be accepted by a chosen few and not everybody.

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