Be fruitful, and multiply

GENESIS 1:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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After creating Adam and Eve, God tells the pair to start a family and increase themselves on the earth. This command by God, where he commands us to multiply, subdue, and rule over the earth is known by some as the cultural mandate or creation mandate whereby we have certain responsibilities, under God, to fulfill here on earth. This verse is part of the creation story.

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And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

— Genesis 1:28

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Be fruitful, פְּר֥וּ To bear fruit (literally or figuratively) H6509
and multiply, וּרְב֛וּ To increase (in whatever respect) H7235

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