Genesis 6:2

“That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That the sonnes of God saw the daughters of men, that they were faire, and they took them wiues, of all which they chose.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took wives for themselves from those who were pleasing to them.
- Basic English Bible

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took themselves wives of all that they chose.
- Darby Bible

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all whom they chose.
- Webster's Bible

that God's sons saw that men's daughters were beautiful, and they took for themselves wives of all that they chose.
- World English Bible

and sons of God see the daughters of men that they [are] fair, and they take to themselves women of all whom they have chosen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives, whomsoever they chose.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:2


6:2 The sons of God - Those who were called by the name of the Lord, and called upon that name, married the daughters of men - Those that were profane, and strangers to God. The posterity of Seth did not keep to themselves as they ought, but intermingled with the race of Cain: they took them wives of all that they chose - They chose only by the eye: They saw that they were fair - Which was all they looked at.


Discussion for Genesis 6

  • Ernie
    Noahs "DNA" had not been corrupted or His wife, she was the daughter of Enoch, they were still dealing with "Original Sin" hence the bringing of the 7 clean animals for sacrifice
  • Amwayi
    not necessarily fallen but they were the heavenly beings some of which dwelled amongst men
  • Fred Cook
    Verse 2 sates the son's of God took the daughters of men. Rickey S , stated that the sons of God, were the fallen angels. Is this correct ?
  • Michael C.
    Yes, Cheryl: in the whole context of the sentence, and of the whole chapter; it talks about what God saw as rejecting His Spirit, and eventually causing the utter corruption of the world. Look in Strong's concordance; the word translated Giants, literally means a Bully, or Tyrant; secondarily, Giant. Now put together the whole verse: they forsook God's Spirit to become great in this world! see v3!
  • Doug
    As it was in the days of Noah, SO SHALL IT BE in the days of the coming of the
    Son of man.
  • Ricky S
    Sons of God are the fallen Angels. There fornication with the women created the giants

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