How are you doing these days? Are you increasing or decreasing?
Does it sound right to you to refer to someone increasing or decreasing? If not, how else might you express the intended meaning in English?
If you choose to accept this assignment, congratulations! You will be doing one of the most important parts of the Bible translation process, tuning in to the translation language to determine how it expresses what you want to accurately translate from another language.
And a number of you probably even can think of how the question in the subject of this post directly relates to translation of a verse in the Bible.
Have fun with your comments.