Gen 26:13

(NIV)
The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.
(ESV)
and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy.

Gen 27:1

(NIV)
When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he called for his elder son Esau and said to him, ‘My son.’

‘Here I am,’ he answered.

(ESV)
When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.”

Gen 43:30

(NIV)
Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there.

(ESV)
Then Joseph hurried out, for his compassion grew warm for his brother, and he sought a place to weep. And he entered his chamber and wept there.

Deut 32:15

(NIV)
Jeshurun grew fat and kicked;
filled with food, they became heavy and sleek.
They abandoned the God who made them
and rejected the Rock their Saviour.
(ESV)
“But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked;
you grew fat, stout, and sleek;
then he forsook God who made him
and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation.

Deut 34:7

(NIV)
Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.
(ESV)
Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated.

Judg 19:9

(NIV)
Then when the man, with his concubine and his servant, got up to leave, his father-in-law, the woman’s father, said, ‘Now look, it’s almost evening. Spend the night here; the day is nearly over. Stay and enjoy yourself. Early tomorrow morning you can get up and be on your way home.’
(ESV)
And when the man and his concubine and his servant rose up to depart, his father-in-law, the girl’s father, said to him, “Behold, now the day has waned toward evening. Please, spend the night. Behold, the day draws to its close. Lodge here and let your heart be merry, and tomorrow you shall arise early in the morning for your journey, and go home.”

1Sam 2:26

(NIV)
And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favour with the  Lord and with people.

(ESV)
Now the boy Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the  Lord and also with man.

1Sam 3:13

(NIV)
For I told him that I would judge his family for ever because of the sin he knew about; his sons uttered blasphemies against God, and he failed to restrain them.
(ESV)
And I declare to him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew because his sons were blaspheming God, and he did not restrain them.

1Sam 17:16

(NIV)
For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand.

(ESV)
For forty days the Philistine came forward and took his stand, morning and evening.

1Kgs 3:26

(NIV)
The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, ‘Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!’

But the other said, ‘Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!’

(ESV)
Then the woman whose son was alive said to the king, because her heart yearned for her son, “Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means put him to death.” But the other said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him.”

2Chr 17:12

(NIV)
Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful; he built forts and store cities in Judah
(ESV)
And Jehoshaphat grew steadily greater. He built in Judah fortresses and store cities,

Ezra 4:22

(NIV)
Be careful not to neglect this matter. Why let this threat grow, to the detriment of the royal interests?

(ESV)
And take care not to be slack in this matter. Why should damage grow to the hurt of the king?”

Neh 9:25

(NIV)
They captured fortified cities and fertile land; they took possession of houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees in abundance. They ate to the full and were well-
nourished; they revelled in your great goodness.

(ESV)
And they captured fortified cities and a rich land, and took possession of houses full of all good things, cisterns already hewn, vineyards, olive orchards and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in your great goodness.

Job 8:7

(NIV)
Your beginnings will seem humble,
so prosperous will your future be.
(ESV)
And though your beginning was small,
your latter days will be very great.

Job 8:11

(NIV)
Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh?
Can reeds thrive without water?
(ESV)
“Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh?
Can reeds flourish where there is no water?

Job 12:23

(NIV)
He makes nations great, and destroys them;
he enlarges nations, and disperses them.
(ESV)
He makes nations great, and he destroys them;
he enlarges nations, and leads them away.

Job 17:7

(NIV)
My eyes have grown dim with grief;
my whole frame is but a shadow.
(ESV)
My eye has grown dim from vexation,
and all my members are like a shadow.

Job 36:24

(NIV)
Remember to extol his work,
which people have praised in song.
(ESV)
Remember to extol his work,
of which men have sung.

Ps 73:12

(NIV)
This is what the wicked are like –
always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.
(ESV)
Behold, these are the wicked;
always at ease, they increase in riches.

Ps 92:12

(NIV)
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
(ESV)
The righteous flourish like the palm tree
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Isa 6:10

(NIV)
Make the heart of this people calloused;
make their ears dull
and close their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.’
(ESV)
Make the heart of this people dull
and their ears heavy,
and blind their eyes;
lest they see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”

Isa 17:11

(NIV)
though on the day you set them out, you make them grow,
and on the morning when you plant them, you bring them to bud,
yet the harvest will be as nothing
in the day of disease and incurable pain.
(ESV)
though you make them grow on the day that you plant them,
and make them blossom in the morning that you sow,
yet the harvest will flee away
in a day of grief and incurable pain.

Isa 24:11

(NIV)
In the streets they cry out for wine;
all joy turns to gloom,
all joyful sounds are banished from the earth.
(ESV)
There is an outcry in the streets for lack of wine;
all joy has grown dark;
the gladness of the earth is banished.

Isa 42:4

(NIV)
he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth.
In his teaching the islands will put their hope.’
(ESV)
He will not grow faint or be discouraged
till he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his law.

Jer 5:28

(NIV)
and have grown fat and sleek.
Their evil deeds have no limit;
they do not seek justice.
They do not promote the case of the fatherless;
they do not defend the just cause of the poor.
(ESV)
they have grown fat and sleek.
They know no bounds in deeds of evil;
they judge not with justice
the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper,
and they do not defend the rights of the needy.

Lam 5:10

(NIV)
Our skin is hot as an oven,
feverish from hunger.
(ESV)
Our skin is hot as an oven
with the burning heat of famine.

Ezek 16:26

(NIV)
You engaged in prostitution with the Egyptians, your neighbours with large genitals, and aroused my anger with your increasing promiscuity.
(ESV)
You also played the whore with the Egyptians, your lustful neighbors multiplying your whoring to provoke me to anger.

Ezek 21:7

(NIV)
And when they ask you, “Why are you groaning?” you shall say, “Because of the news that is coming. Every heart will melt with fear and every hand go limp; every spirit will become faint and every leg will be wet with urine.” It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign  Lord.’

(ESV)
And when they say to you, ‘Why do you groan?’ you shall say, ‘Because of the news that it is coming. Every heart will melt, and all hands will be feeble; every spirit will faint, and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it is coming, and it will be fulfilled,’” declares the Lord  God.

Dan 2:48

(NIV)
Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men.
(ESV)
Then the king gave Daniel high honors and many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.

Dan 4:1

(NIV)
King Nebuchadnezzar, To the nations and peoples of every language, who live in all the earth: May you prosper greatly!
(ESV)
King Nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you!

Dan 4:11

(NIV)
The tree grew large and strong and its top touched the sky; it was visible to the ends of the earth.
(ESV)
The tree grew and became strong, and its top reached to heaven, and it was visible to the end of the whole earth.

Dan 4:20

(NIV)
The tree you saw, which grew large and strong, with its top touching the sky, visible to the whole earth,
(ESV)
The tree you saw, which grew and became strong, so that its top reached to heaven, and it was visible to the end of the whole earth,

Dan 4:22

(NIV)
Your Majesty, you are that tree! You have become great and strong; your greatness has grown until it reaches the sky, and your dominion extends to distant parts of the earth.

(ESV)
it is you, O king, who have grown and become strong. Your greatness has grown and reaches to heaven and your dominion to the ends of the earth.

Dan 4:33

(NIV)
Immediately what had been said about Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. He was driven away from people and ate grass like the ox. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird.

(ESV)
Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles’ feathers, and his nails were like birds’ claws.

Dan 5:20

(NIV)
But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory.
(ESV)
But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly he was brought down from his kingly throne, and his glory was taken from him.

Dan 6:7

(NIV)
The royal ministers, prefects, satraps, advisors and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions’ den.
(ESV)
All the high officials of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an injunction, that whoever makes petition to any god or man for thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.

Dan 6:25

(NIV)
Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth:

‘May you prosper greatly!
(ESV)
Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: “Peace be multiplied to you.

Hos 11:8

(NIV)
‘How can I give you up, Ephraim?
How can I hand you over, Israel?
How can I treat you like Admah?
How can I make you like Zeboyim?
My heart is changed within me;
all my compassion is aroused.
(ESV)
How can I give you up, O Ephraim?
How can I hand you over, O Israel?
How can I make you like Admah?
How can I treat you like Zeboiim?
My heart recoils within me;
my compassion grows warm and tender.

Zech 11:17

(NIV)
‘Woe to the worthless shepherd,
who deserts the flock!
May the sword strike his arm and his right eye!
May his arm be completely withered,
his right eye totally blinded!’
(ESV)
Woe to my worthless shepherd,
who deserts the flock!
May the sword strike his arm
and his right eye!
Let his arm be wholly withered,
his right eye utterly blinded!”

Matt 6:28

(NIV)
‘And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin.
(ESV)
And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,

Matt 13:30

(NIV)
Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: first collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.” ’

(ESV)
Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”

Matt 13:32

(NIV)
Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.’

(ESV)
It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

Mark 4:8

(NIV)
Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.’

(ESV)
And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”

Mark 4:27

(NIV)
Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.
(ESV)
He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how.

Luke 1:80

(NIV)
And the child grew and became strong in spirit ; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.

(ESV)
And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

Luke 2:40

(NIV)
And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.

(ESV)
And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

Luke 8:6

(NIV)
Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.
(ESV)
And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up it withered away, because it had no moisture.

Luke 8:7

(NIV)
Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.
(ESV)
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it.

Luke 8:8

(NIV)
Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.’

When he said this, he called out, ‘Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.’

(ESV)
And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Luke 12:27

(NIV)
‘Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these.
(ESV)
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin yet I tell you even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Luke 13:19

(NIV)
It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.’

(ESV)
It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”

John 3:30

(NIV)
He must become greater; I must become less.’

(ESV)
He must increase, but I must decrease.”

John 21:18

(NIV)
Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.’
(ESV)
Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.”

Acts 6:7

(NIV)
So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

(ESV)
And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

Acts 7:17

(NIV)
‘As the time drew near for God to fulfil his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased.
(ESV)
But as the time of the promise drew near, which God had granted to Abraham the people increased and multiplied in Egypt

Acts 12:24

(NIV)
But the word of God continued to spread and flourish.

(ESV)
But the word of God increased and multiplied.

Acts 19:20

(NIV)
In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.

(ESV)
So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.

1Cor 3:6

(NIV)
I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.
(ESV)
I planted Apollos watered but God gave the growth.

1Cor 3:7

(NIV)
So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
(ESV)
So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.

2Cor 9:10

(NIV)
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
(ESV)
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
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