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Gen 1:16

(NIV)
God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
(ESV)
And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.

Gen 1:20

(NIV)
And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.’
(ESV)
And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”

Gen 1:21

(NIV)
So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
(ESV)
So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:22

(NIV)
God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.’
(ESV)
And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

Gen 1:28

(NIV)
God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’
(ESV)
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Gen 3:16

(NIV)
To the woman he said,

‘I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labour you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.’
(ESV)
To the woman he said,

“I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing;
in pain you shall bring forth children.
Your desire shall be contrary to your husband,
but he shall rule over you.”

Gen 4:13

(NIV)
Cain said to the Lord, ‘My punishment is more than I can bear.
(ESV)
Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.

Gen 6:1

(NIV)
When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,
(ESV)
When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them,

Gen 6:5

(NIV)
The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.
(ESV)
The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Gen 7:11

(NIV)
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month – on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
(ESV)
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.

Gen 7:17

(NIV)
For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.
(ESV)
The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.

Gen 7:18

(NIV)
The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
(ESV)
The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters.

Gen 7:21

(NIV)
Every living thing that moved on land perished – birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.
(ESV)
And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all mankind.

Gen 8:17

(NIV)
Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you – the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground – so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.’

(ESV)
Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all fleshbirds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—that they may swarm on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”

Gen 9:1

(NIV)
Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.
(ESV)
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

Gen 9:7

(NIV)
As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.’
(ESV)
And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.”

Gen 10:12

(NIV)
and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah – which is the great city.

(ESV)
Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.

Gen 12:2

(NIV)
‘I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
(ESV)
And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

Gen 12:17

(NIV)
But the Lord inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai.
(ESV)
But the Lord afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.

Gen 13:6

(NIV)
But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together.
(ESV)
so that the land could not support both of them dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together,

Gen 15:1

(NIV)
After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:

‘Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward.’
(ESV)
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”

Gen 15:12

(NIV)
As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.
(ESV)
As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him.

Gen 15:14

(NIV)
But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterwards they will come out with great possessions.
(ESV)
But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions.

Gen 15:18

(NIV)
On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates –
(ESV)
On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,

Gen 16:10

(NIV)
The angel added, ‘I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.’

(ESV)
The angel of the Lord also said to her, “I will surely multiply your offspring so that they cannot be numbered for multitude.”

Gen 17:2

(NIV)
Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.’

(ESV)
that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.”

Gen 17:4

(NIV)
‘As for me, this is my covenant with you: you will be the father of many nations.
(ESV)
Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.

Gen 17:5

(NIV)
No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.
(ESV)
No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

Gen 17:20

(NIV)
And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.
(ESV)
As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and multiply him greatly. He shall father twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation.

Gen 18:18

(NIV)
Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.
(ESV)
seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Gen 18:20

(NIV)
Then the Lord said, ‘The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous
(ESV)
Then the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave,

Gen 19:11

(NIV)
Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.

(ESV)
And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door.

Gen 20:9

(NIV)
Then Abimelek called Abraham in and said, ‘What have you done to us? How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done.’
(ESV)
Then Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, “What have you done to us? And how have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and my kingdom a great sin? You have done to me things that ought not to be done.”

Gen 21:8

(NIV)
The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.
(ESV)
And the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Gen 21:18

(NIV)
Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.’

(ESV)
Up! Lift up the boy, and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make him into a great nation.”

Gen 21:34

(NIV)
And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.

(ESV)
And Abraham sojourned many days in the land of the Philistines.

Gen 22:17

(NIV)
I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
(ESV)
I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies,

Gen 23:9

(NIV)
so that he will sell me the cave of Machpelah, which belongs to him and is at the end of his field. Ask him to sell it to me for the full price as a burial site among you.’

(ESV)
that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he owns; it is at the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me in your presence as property for a burying place.”

Gen 24:25

(NIV)
And she added, ‘We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night.’

(ESV)
She added, “We have plenty of both straw and fodder, and room to spend the night.”

Gen 25:23

(NIV)
The Lord said to her,

‘Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you will be separated;
one people will be stronger than the other,
and the elder will serve the younger.’
(ESV)
And the Lord said to her,

Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you shall be divided;
the one shall be stronger than the other,
the older shall serve the younger.”

Gen 26:4

(NIV)
I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,
(ESV)
I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,

Gen 26:14

(NIV)
He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.
(ESV)
He had possessions of flocks and herds and many servants, so that the Philistines envied him.

Gen 26:24

(NIV)
That night the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.’

(ESV)
And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will bless you and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham’s sake.”

Gen 27:28

(NIV)
May God give you heaven’s dew
and earth’s richness –
an abundance of grain and new wine.
(ESV)
May God give you of the dew of heaven
and of the fatness of the earth
and plenty of grain and wine.

Gen 27:33

(NIV)
Isaac trembled violently and said, ‘Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him – and indeed he will be blessed!’

(ESV)
Then Isaac trembled very violently and said, “Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”

Gen 27:34

(NIV)
When Esau heard his father’s words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, ‘Bless me – me too, my father!’

(ESV)
As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!”

Gen 28:3

(NIV)
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples.
(ESV)
God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.

Gen 29:2

(NIV)
There he saw a well in the open country, with three flocks of sheep lying near it because the flocks were watered from that well. The stone over the mouth of the well was large.
(ESV)
As he looked, he saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep lying beside it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. The stone on the well’s mouth was large,

Gen 29:7

(NIV)
‘Look,’ he said, ‘the sun is still high; it is not time for the flocks to be gathered. Water the sheep and take them back to pasture.’

(ESV)
He said, “Behold, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered together. Water the sheep and go, pasture them.”

Gen 30:30

(NIV)
The little you had before I came has increased greatly, and the Lord has blessed you wherever I have been. But now, when may I do something for my own household?’

(ESV)
For you had little before I came, and it has increased abundantly, and the Lord has blessed you wherever I turned. But now when shall I provide for my own household also?”

Gen 30:43

(NIV)
In this way the man grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks, and female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.

(ESV)
Thus the man increased greatly and had large flocks, female servants and male servants, and camels and donkeys.

Gen 31:1

(NIV)
Jacob heard that Laban’s sons were saying, ‘Jacob has taken everything our father owned and has gained all this wealth from what belonged to our father.’
(ESV)
Now Jacob heard that the sons of Laban were saying, “Jacob has taken all that was our father’s, and from what was our father’s he has gained all this wealth.”

Gen 32:12

(NIV)
But you have said, “I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.”’

(ESV)
But you said, ‘I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.’”

Gen 33:9

(NIV)
But Esau said, ‘I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself.’

(ESV)
But Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.”

Gen 34:12

(NIV)
Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I’ll pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the young woman as my wife.’

(ESV)
Ask me for as great a bride-price and gift as you will, and I will give whatever you say to me. Only give me the young woman to be my wife.”

Gen 34:30

(NIV)
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, ‘You have brought trouble on me by making me obnoxious to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people living in this land. We are few in number, and if they join forces against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed.’

(ESV)
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have brought trouble on me by making me stink to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites. My numbers are few, and if they gather themselves against me and attack me, I shall be destroyed, both I and my household.”

Gen 35:11

(NIV)
And God said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.
(ESV)
And God said to him, “I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body.

Gen 36:7

(NIV)
Their possessions were too great for them to remain together; the land where they were staying could not support them both because of their livestock.
(ESV)
For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together. The land of their sojournings could not support them because of their livestock.

Gen 37:34

(NIV)
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days.
(ESV)
Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.

Gen 38:12

(NIV)
After a long time Judah’s wife, the daughter of Shua, died. When Judah had recovered from his grief, he went up to Timnah, to the men who were shearing his sheep, and his friend Hirah the Adullamite went with him.

(ESV)
In the course of time the wife of Judah, Shua’s daughter, died. When Judah was comforted, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
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