Why did God say to "replenish the earth"? What needed replenishing?


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Q jcryle001 JD Abshire
According to Strong's Concordance the word "replenish" is found two times in the KJV. It occurrs in Genesis, 1:28 and 9:1. The Hebrew transliteration is male' with primary biblical usage defined as: 1.to fill, be full

(Qal) to be full

fulness, abundance (participle)
to be full, be accomplished, be ended
to consecrate, fill the hand


to be filled, be armed, be satisfied
to be accomplished, be ended


to fill
to satisfy
to fulfill, accomplish, complete
to confirm

(Pual) to be filled

(Hithpael) to mass themselves against. 


In the modern day vernacular it would be more accurately rendered "plenish" or to stock up, fill.

Drop the "re".

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