Creation and Commission: Genesis 1 to 3 – Translation and Commentary

1:27q) Male (Hebrew: zakar, penetrator).   Cf. Genesis l:22h & l:27r,28a-e.

1:27r) Female (Hebrew: neqebah, penetratee), cf. Genesis l:27q.   This seems to be in anticipation of God’s well-pleased intention that mankind should multiply under His blessing. Genesis l:22h,28d,3lk cf. 2:18-25.

God-Triune’s Covenant Blessing and Great Commission to all mankind

1:28 And God-Triune blesseda them.   And God-Triune saidb to them: “Be fruitful,c and multiply,d and fille the Earth, and subdue it!f    And rule over the fish of the sea, and over the winged creatures of the sky, and over all the wild beasts which creep on the earth!”g    29 And God-Triune said, “Look, I have given you every vegetable bearing seed on the surface of all the Earth; and every tree in which there is the fruit of a tree yielding seed!   That [too] shall be for you to eat!h  30 And to every wild beast of the earth and to every winged creature of the sky and to every creeping creature that crawls on the earth, in which there is a living soul, [I have given]i green vegetationj for food!”   And God-Triune saw everything that He had made.  And look, it was very good!k   Then dusk came; then dawn came:  day sixth.