Genesis 6:4

“There were Giants in the earth in those daies: and also after that, when the sonnes of God came in vnto the daughters of men, & they bare children to them; the same became mightie men, which were of old, men of renowme.”

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Other Translations

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown.
- King James Version

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore {children} to them. Those were the mighty men who {were} of old, men of renown.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There were men of great strength and size on the earth in those days; and after that, when the sons of God had connection with the daughters of men, they gave birth to children: these were the great men of old days, the men of great name.
- Basic English Bible

In those days were the giants on the earth, and also afterwards, when the sons of God had come in to the daughters of men, and they had borne [children] to them; these were the heroes, who of old were men of renown.
- Darby Bible

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them: the same became mighty men, who were of old, men of renown.
- Webster's Bible

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when God's sons came in to men's daughters. They bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
- World English Bible

The fallen ones were in the earth in those days, and even afterwards when sons of God come in unto daughters of men, and they have borne to them -- they [are] the heroes, who, from of old, [are] the men of name.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:4


6:4 There were giants, and men of renown - They carried all before them, 1. With their great bulk, as the sons of Anak, #Nu 13:33|, and, 2. With their great name, as the king of Assyria, #Isa 37:11|. Thus armed, they daringly insulted the rights of all their neighbours, and trampled upon all that is just and sacred.


Discussion for Genesis 6

  • Paulo Salvado
    Hello, love the site, is very helpfull! i have a question: why sometimes the creator is called Lord and other times is called Lord God? Isnīt Moses talking about two different "people"? Thank you and God bless you.
  • Luther Allbright
    I believe that the fallen angels were angels like Satan. This God had to destroy them for their wickedness. It wasn't meant for angels and earth woman to mate. End of story it wasn't his plan so he had to end their wickedness.
  • Robert L
    Sons of God are Angels that left their first estate .Jude1:6 They cohabited with the daughters of Cain and Seth.
  • JM
    The Sons and Daughters of God is the person who admit thereselve that they are a sinner(Romans 3:10), repent from there sins(Acts 17:30) and knowing that Jesus Christ is there Lord and personal savior(John 1:12). If they receive Christ they will become his sons and daughters of God, and they receive "Eternal Life(John 10:28).
  • Glo
    I don't understand:
    who are the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis chapter 6
  • Jerry Hatcher
    Gen 6:18 doesn't match your question. Gen 7:2 tells us how many of each kind of animal God said to put on the Ark. "Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female." The words "by sevens" means by 7 pairs (14 total). Of each pair is a male and female. The unclean was only 1 male

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