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God Blessed the Male and the Female — Here’s the Meaning

God blessed them. What is the meaning of God blessing the male and female?
God blessed them. What is the meaning of God blessing the male and female?

God blessed the first two humans, male and female. That blessing is the starting point of human society and social relationships.

Genesis 1:22, 28

22 And God blessed (H1288) them [fish and fowl], saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill (H4390) the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the Earth.

28 And God blessed (H1288) them [male and female], and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish (H4390) 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.

H1288

בָרַךְ bârak baw-rak’; a primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason):

KJV — ⨯ abundantly, ⨯ altogether, ⨯ at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, ⨯ greatly, ⨯ indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, ⨯ still, thank.

God blessed them

Matthew 19:3–8

3 The Pharisees also came unto him [Jesus Christ], tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

4 And he answered and said to them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

Ephesians 5:31–32.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church.

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