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Why did God tell Adam to replenish the earth ?

Was there a pre-Adamic creation that had been destroyed?

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Genesis 1:28 (KJV) 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.
Actually, He doesn't tell Adam to replenish (i.e. re-fill) the earth. The Hebrew word translated "replenish" means simply "fill" and is so translated by all modern Bibles, even the New King James Version.
Genesis1:28 (NKJV) Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
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God bless,
Mike
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