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“Replenish” or “Fill” in Genesis 1:28?

"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish 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." (Genesis 1:28, KJV)

“Replenish” means “to supply fully” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). “Replenish” is related to the word “replete,” which means “fully or abundantly provided or filled” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).  This is what God expected of humanity - to abundantly fill the earth.