Genesis 9:7

7 And you, be fruitful and multiply, abound on the earth and multiply in it."

Genesis 9:7 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 9:7

And you, be ye fruitful and multiply
Instead of taking away the lives of men, the great concern should be to multiply them; and this indeed is one reason of the above law, to prevent the decrease and ruin of mankind; and which was peculiarly needful, when there were so few men in the world as only four, and therefore it is repeated in stronger terms:

bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein;
that the whole earth might be overspread with men, and repeopled sufficiently, as it was by the sons of Noah, see ( Genesis 9:19 ) ( 10:32 ) .

Genesis 9:7 In-Context

5 For your own lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning: from every animal I will require it and from human beings, each one for the blood of another, I will require a reckoning for human life.
6 Whoever sheds the blood of a human, by a human shall that person's blood be shed; for in his own image God made humankind.
7 And you, be fruitful and multiply, abound on the earth and multiply in it."
8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him,
9 "As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you,

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