Genesis 9:1

“And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God blessed Noah, and his sonnes, and said vnto them, Bee fruitfull and multiply, and replenish the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God gave his blessing to Noah and his sons, and said, Be fertile, and have increase, and make the earth full.
- Basic English Bible

And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
- Darby Bible

And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
- Webster's Bible

God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
- World English Bible

And God blesseth Noah, and his sons, and saith to them, `Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them: 'Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 9:1


9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons - He assured them of his good - will to them, and his gracious intentions concerning them. The first blessing is here renewed, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and repeated, #Ge 9:7|; for the race of mankind was as it were to begin again. By virtue of this blessing mankind was to be both multiplied and perpetuated upon earth; so that in a little time all the habitable parts of the earth should be more or less inhabited; and tho' one generation should pass away, yet another generation should come, so that the stream of the human race should be supplied with a constant succession, and run parallel with the current of time, 'till both be swallowed up in the ocean of eternity.


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