28 God blessed them and said to them,(A) “Be fruitful and increase in number;(B) fill the earth(C) and subdue it. Rule over(D) the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.(E)

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17 I will surely bless you(A) and make your descendants(B) as numerous as the stars in the sky(C) and as the sand on the seashore.(D) Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,(E)

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22 He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth,[a](A) saying, “Now the Lord has given us room(B) and we will flourish(C) in the land.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 26:22 Rehoboth means room.

May God Almighty[a](A) bless(B) you and make you fruitful(C) and increase your numbers(D) until you become a community of peoples.

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  1. Genesis 28:3 Hebrew El-Shaddai

11 And God said to him, “I am God Almighty[a];(A) be fruitful and increase in number.(B) A nation(C) and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.(D)

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  1. Genesis 35:11 Hebrew El-Shaddai

52 The second son he named Ephraim[a](A) and said, “It is because God has made me fruitful(B) in the land of my suffering.”

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  1. Genesis 41:52 Ephraim sounds like the Hebrew for twice fruitful.

27 Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen.(A) They acquired property there(B) and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.(C)

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and said to me, ‘I am going to make you fruitful and increase your numbers.(A) I will make you a community of peoples, and I will give this land(B) as an everlasting possession to your descendants after you.’(C)

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22 “Joseph(A) is a fruitful vine,(B)
    a fruitful vine near a spring,
    whose branches(C) climb over a wall.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 49:22 Or Joseph is a wild colt, / a wild colt near a spring, / a wild donkey on a terraced hill

“‘I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers,(A) and I will keep my covenant(B) with you.

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13 He will love you and bless you(A) and increase your numbers.(B) He will bless the fruit of your womb,(C) the crops of your land—your grain, new wine(D) and olive oil(E)—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.(F)

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