Date: 628-561 BC – Year: 3376-3443 – Ref: Jer 23:1-8;
“"Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply.” (Jer 23:3 NAS95)
Jeremiah prophesies re-gathering a righteous remnant of sheep back into Israel’s own pasture, where they will “be fruitful and multiply” and be led by good shepherds.
Jeremiah looks forward to a time of fruitful families living in the land! So, one can see that the command to be fruitful and multiply is not just some past, already fulfilled, no longer applicable command, bur rather something that still applies and the Lord still looks forward to. Roughly 3,400 years after creation, God tells His people through the prophet Jeremiah that there will come a day when the people won't simply look back at their miraculous delivery from Egypt, but instead look to their present regathering in their own land!