26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
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.
CommentaryHere God creates mankind. The reference to man being created in “the image of God” is not intended to convey physical similarity as God had not physical form as we know it but God that gave mankind attributes that God himself posses such as freewill, creativity, and intelligence. It is also clear hear that God created mankind to include both men and women.
The command here to “replenish the earth” does not mean to refill as some have claimed. At the time the King James was translated replenish simply meant to fill.