Genesis 9:7

“And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 9:7

And you, be ye fruitfull, and multiply, bring foorth aboundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now, be fertile and have increase; have offspring on the earth and become great in number.
- Basic English Bible

And ye, be fruitful and multiply: swarm on the earth, and multiply on it.
- Darby Bible

And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply, bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
- Webster's Bible

Be fruitful and multiply. Bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply in it."
- World English Bible

And ye, be fruitful and multiply, teem in the earth, and multiply in it.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; swarm in the earth, and multiply therein.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 9:7

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 9:7


9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require - Our own lives are not so our own, that we may quit them at our own pleasure; but they are God's, and we must resign them at his pleasure. If we any way hasten our own deaths, we are accountable to God for it. Yea, At the hand of every beast will I require it - To shew how tender God was of the life of man, he will have the beast put to death that kills a man. This was confirmed by the law of Moses, #Exod 21:28|, and it would not be unsafe to observe it still. And at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of a man - I will avenge the blood of the murdered upon the murderer. When God requires the life of a man at the hand of him that took it away unjustly, he cannot render that, and therefore must render his own in lieu of it, which is the only way left of making restitution.

9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood - Whether upon a sudden provocation, or premeditated, (for rash anger is heart - murder as well as malice prepense, #Mt 5:21|,22), by man shall his blood be shed - That is, by the magistrate, or whoever is appointed to be the avenger of blood. Before the flood, as it should seem by the story of Cain, God took the punishment of murder into his own hands; but now he committed this judgment to men, to masters of families at first, and afterwards to the heads of countries. For in the image of God made he man - Man is a creature dear to his Creator, and therefore ought to be so to us; God put honour upon him, let us not then put contempt upon him. Such remains of God's image are still even upon fallen man, that he who unjustly kills a man, defaceth the image of God, and doth dishonour to him.

9:9 We have here the general establishment of God's covenant with this new world, and the extent of that covenant.


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