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

  • Michael C.
    As it was then, so it is now; those who have had the word of Christ entrusted to them, to preserve the knowledge of the truth, and to carefully maintain a course in life reflecting His grace before the eyes of a lost world; have broken the bands of all conviction of the Holy Spirit, to take for themselves instead, things of the lust of the flesh, and the pride of Satan. Now all must be destroyed.
  • Michael C.
    Anna, Angels are spirits; they have not flesh and bones like we have. Don't be confused or troubled by idiotic ideas from men without the Holy Spirit. What really happened, was that those who were entrusted with the word of God in the time of the beginning, fell away from the faith, and excused themselves "for that they also were flesh;" and went a-whoring after a portion in this life instead.
  • Anna varghese (susie)
    Genesis 6 . giants formed from Shem's sons and Cains daughters together. That's my opinion. Secondly supernatural mea s Angels.Anyway all confusion. When we all will reach Heaven then will find out thr Truth. Trust in God.
  • Michael C.
    The sons of God were the descendants of Seth, those who had knowledge of the Word of God, but forsook the faith; their apostasy was the cause for the whole world's destruction; like today! Noah alone was left, of all who lived on the earth, who was righteous and walked with God, perfect in his generations. It took Noah 100 years to build the Ark; and the flood was in the year 1656 after creation.
  • Futterfly
    Its not the type of Ark you are thinking about. Its would have been an advanced type of machine....I imagine so..not sure how I came to that idea though.
  • Cheryl
    P - You have to understand that God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. God is so outside our sphere of understanding. We just can't grasp how great He is; how wonderful, how huge and amazing He is. God would have provided everything Noah needed - he also showed Moses a picture of the Tabernacle so he would know how to build it. He has everything covered, we just need to trust in Him!

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