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

  • 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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