And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people [increased] continually with Absalom.
And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and [increased] in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are [increased].
Their widows are [increased] to me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.
Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be [increased] there, and not diminished.
All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were [increased].
I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast [increased] and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so [increased] from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.
Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath [increased] the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees [increased], the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.