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.
    Dear Ricky S. Here are some verses to look up, that may help you to understand the error in that teaching: Psalm 104:4;Luke 24:39;Matthew 22:30;Mark 12:25;Luke 20:34;Luke 20:35; Hebrews 2:16. In context to what all was happening in the world at the time; and the verse immediately following; it was because men who had knowledge and upbringing in the things of God, turned away from the conviction.
  • 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.
  • Michael C.
    Ricky S, that is an idea, started by unbelievers without the Holy Spirit. Angels are spirits; and have not flesh and bones like we have (Luke 24:39): they do not have the capacity to reproduce or breed like humans. The sons of God (Luke 3:38), as Moses called them through the Spirit, were the descendants of Seth (Genesis 4:25-26); and it was apostasy; for no longer obeying the Spirit.
  • Ricky S
    Sons of God are the fallen Angels. There fornication with the women created the giants
  • Michael C.
    Hi Cheryl; No, there was only Noah and his family, and the animals; everyone else perished in the cataclysm. The Lord said, that many will seek to enter, and will not be able (Mt. 7:13-27).How there were giants? The Lord knows; I don't really care. There were giants again later, when the nations of the Canaanites possessed the land; and a few still remained, up to the time of David (I Samuel 17).

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