Gen 1:28

1:28 blessed. See v. 22; 9:1 and notes. The genealogies of chs. 5; 9; 11; 25; 36; and 46 bear witness to the fulfillment of this blessing.

have dominion . . . earth. Under divine blessing, humans accomplish the cultural mandate (v. 26 and note) by naming the creation (v. 5; 2:19, 20). This activity expresses their bearing the image of the Creator-King. Fallen man, however, distorts this activity into self-deification and abuse of the creation.