Genesis 1:22 Commentary - Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
And(1): (conj.) In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go. (2): (conj.) It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive. (3): (conj.) If; though. See An, conj. (4): (conj.) A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.
God(1): (a. & n.) Good. (2): (n.) A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of worship; an idol. (3): (n.) The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah. (4): (n.) Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power. (5): (v. t.) To treat as a god; to idolize. (6): (n.) A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.
Blessed(1): (a.) Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness; blissful; joyful. (2): (a.) Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings; happy; highly favored. (3): (a.) Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively. (4): (a.) Beatified. (5): (a.) Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven. (6): (imp. & p. p.) of Bless (7): (a.) Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy.
Them(pron.) The objective case of they. See They.
Saying(1): (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Say (2): (n.) That which is said; a declaration; a statement, especially a proverbial one; an aphorism; a proverb.
Be(1): (v. i.) To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have ex/stence. (2): (v. i.) To exist in a certain manner or relation, -- whether as a reality or as a product of thought; to exist as the subject of a certain predicate, that is, as having a certain attribute, or as belonging to a certain sort, or as identical with what is specified, -- a word or words for the predicate being annexed; as, to be happy; to be here; to be large, or strong; to be an animal; to be a hero; to be a nonentity; three and two are five; annihilation is the cessation of existence; that is the man. (3): (v. i.) To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday. (4): (v. i.) To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.
Fruitful(a.) Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results; prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as, a fruitful tree, or season, or soil; a fruitful wife.
Multiply(1): (v. t.) To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication; thus 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56; to multiply two numbers. See the Note under Multiplication. (2): (v. t.) To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy. (3): (v. t.) To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to. (4): (v. i.) To increase in extent and influence; to spread. (5): (v. i.) To become greater in number; to become numerous. (6): (v. i.) To increase amount of gold or silver by the arts of alchemy.
Fill(1): (n.) That which fills; filling; specif., an embankment, as in railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the place which is to be filled. (2): (a.) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails. (3): (a.) To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy. (4): (a.) To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as an incumbent; to occupy; to hold; as, a king fills a throne; the president fills the office of chief magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair. (5): (a.) To furnish an abudant supply to; to furnish with as mush as is desired or desirable; to occupy the whole of; to swarm in or overrun. (6): (n.) One of the thills or shafts of a carriage. (7): (v. t.) A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction. (8): (a.) To make full; to supply with as much as can be held or contained; to put or pour into, till no more can be received; to occupy the whole capacity of. (9): (a.) To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails. (10): (v. i.) To fill a cup or glass for drinking. (11): (v. i.) To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind. (12): (a.) To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy. (13): (a.) To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel.
The(1): (v. i.) See Thee. (2): (definite article.) A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. (3): (adv.) By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform.
In(1): (prep.) With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light. (2): (prep.) With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life. (3): (adv.) Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e., into the house). (4): (prep.) The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs signifying being, resting, or moving within limits, or within circumstances or conditions of any kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing, either wholly or in part. In its different applications, it approaches some of the meanings of, and sometimes is interchangeable with, within, into, on, at, of, and among. (5): (prep.) With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air. (6): (n.) One who is in office; -- the opposite of out. (7): (prep.) With reference to a whole which includes or comprises the part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first regiment in the army. (8): (prep.) With reference to physical surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live in fear. (9): (prep.) With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor. (10): (prep.) With reference to movement or tendency toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in God. (11): (v. t.) To inclose; to take in; to harvest. (12): (adv.) With privilege or possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband. (13): (n.) A reentrant angle; a nook or corner.
Let(1): (n.) A stroke in which a ball touches the top of the net in passing over. (2): (v. t.) To retard; to hinder; to impede; to oppose. (3): (v. t.) To cause; to make; -- used with the infinitive in the active form but in the passive sense; as, let make, i. e., cause to be made; let bring, i. e., cause to be brought. (4): (n.) A retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay; -- common in the phrase without let or hindrance, but elsewhere archaic. (5): (v. t.) To leave; to relinquish; to abandon. (6): (v. t.) To consider; to think; to esteem. (7): (v. i.) To forbear. (8): (v. i.) To be let or leased; as, the farm lets for $500 a year. See note under Let, v. t. (9): (imp. & p. p.) of Let (10): (v. t.) To permit; to allow; to suffer; -- either affirmatively, by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain or prevent. (11): (v. t.) To allow to be used or occupied for a compensation; to lease; to rent; to hire out; -- often with out; as, to let a farm; to let a house; to let out horses. (12): (v. t.) To give, grant, or assign, as a work, privilege, or contract; -- often with out; as, to let the building of a bridge; to let out the lathing and the plastering.
Fowl(1): (n.) Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus). (2): (v. i.) To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc. (3): (n.) Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.
Earth(1): (n.) The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land. (2): (n.) The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth. (3): (n.) The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Also, this world as the dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of spirits. (4): (n.) A part of this globe; a region; a country; land. (5): (n.) Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life. (6): (n.) The people on the globe. (7): (n.) The connection of any part an electric conductor with the ground; specif., the connection of a telegraph line with the ground through a fault or otherwise. (8): (n.) A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta. (9): (n.) A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox. (10): (n.) Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria. (11): (v. t.) To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den. (12): (v. t.) To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up. (13): (v. i.) To burrow. (14): (n.) A plowing.
Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
The definitions of the words are from Webster's New Modern English Dictionary by Noah Webster, 1922.