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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
Liberty's comment on 2014-05-28 09:15:23:
Is there any place in the bible where women are regarded as daughters of God? In acknowledging the position Man occupies in the hierarchy of creation, he is Called Son of God. while woman that was form from the man, is described as daughters of men. Angels have never been described as son of God. for unto which of the angels saith he at any time, thou art my son? the angels are created as servants or ministering spirit and have no male or female organ. man is created as son, Lk 3.38
Cosmos M. Sosibo's comment on 2014-03-12 02:34:03:
I believe that the sons of God referred to in Genesis 6 are angels that were in the process of falling from that status to demonic They are fallen angels who were trying to deceive the whole humanity and that are also referred to in Jude 1 6 7
Mystical's comment on 2014-02-10 15:32:57:
I believe the Sons of God to be those born from the line of Adam i believe the daughters of man were those created on the 6th day Gen1 27 God created man in His own image in the image of God He created him male and female He created them
Jason's comment on 2014-01-15 01:26:50:
I fell into this trap by thinking it was the angels that slept with women, it was there in my face, i argued with people cause i was so convinced that i was right and that angels did have sex, but then i actually started to study and look it up for myself, with prayer and study, God has shown me that angels having sex is a false doctrine, theres loads of scripture that will prove this doctrine wrong. when Jesus drove out demons, does the bible say He drove out Sons of God..nope. It is heresey!! Seek and you will find.
Winter's comment on 2013-12-30 20:34:27:
There are two arguments here. Seth and cain's kids v.s. angels and man's kids. For those who have chose a view i entreat you to ignore your opinion and read the verse in genesis, then fully study out the view point of the one you DO NOT believe. Read every pro-argument against your standing on the subject then and only then compare your original belief. By then regardless of your original standing you will be an expert in both views as well as obtaining the blaring truth of which actually took place...christ said the truth will set you free. Enjoy:)
Thomas Vargheese's comment on 2013-11-28 08:24:50:
Only the earthly creatures were created as male and female, not the angels. Devils are fallen "angels" who were neither male nor female in the worldly sense. Therefore neither the angels in heaven nor the fallen angels have any sex interests. Moreover, the rebellious angels can never be called "sons of God". The men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted to have "sex" with the angels who visited Lot, not because the angels desired so, but those brutish men thought that they were real men. So the only rational explanation is that the lineage of Seth was described here as the "sons of God" that of Cain as the "daughters of men".
Victor's comment on 2012-11-22 02:26:37:
The Bible is clear on its say, angels were the fellows watchers, the sons of GOD in which they took wives and bore the nephilims the hybrid babies.
Pete's comment on 2012-07-24 23:03:02:
they were an alien race that had sex with our women and produced "men of renown".
Mike Rogers's comment on 2012-07-21 10:15:48:
hi, could you explane Gen.6:2
Hamton's comment on 2012-06-05 07:59:07:
Butch is right and he delineated his reasoning directly from unmolested scripture. You and another poster stated how your reasoning is short-sighted in each of your own statements. You said, "The LORD HIMSELF stated [...are like the angels in Heaven who neither marry...]. Exactly-in Heaven. Why is Cain not mentioned in Adam's lineage? Also, if you notice, Cain's sons became the fathers of all worldly things-metal working, music, etc. Where did they get the knowledge to do so if Cain was hidden from God? Further, the same "Sons of God" are spoken of in the old and new testament in reference to fallen angels.
Nowhere in the Bible does it ever say that all angels are in heaven or that they cannot conform to earthly bodies (see Sodom and Gomorrah where they tried to rape the angels).
Lonnie's comment on 2012-05-17 15:42:23:
Butch is right. Basically Wesley is saying that the godly line (Seth) mingled with the ungodly cain and this union produced giants. There is no godly line, if the line of seth is so godly then how come Noah and his family were the only ones on the ark? I believe the sons of God are angels no other interpretation makes sense.
Lightening's comment on 2012-05-04 20:18:03:
Butch: Jennifer and Wesley have it right. You do greatly err knowing neither the Scripture nor the power of God...for those who die in Christ are like the angels in Heaven who neither marry nor are given away in marriage. You never read that passage did you? The LORD HIMSELF stated this. If fallen angels are called by Scripture "the sons of God" then there is no reason for a Savior to go to the cross and die for our sins. Ya knucklehead.
Butch's comment on 2011-07-24 09:33:13:
sorry, jennifer, both you and wesley are way off. do you know the only reason that interpretation was used was because people just found it too incredible? but isnt the Bible filled with the incredible? angels were not supposed to, but these were FALLEN angels, who were attempting to contaminate the human bloodline and stave off the birth of Jesus. you'll notice that noah is described as "perfect in his generations", meaning exactly what it says, his bloodline was not polluted. even jude 1:6-7 says 6 "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire". so yes angels are not supposed to have sex w/ humans but these guys did and were punished. the "myths" of zeus, apollo, and hercules were all true. the fallen angels claimed to be gods and the people worshipped them. the giants were called "heroes, men of renown". nothing i say is unBiblical. the Bible doesnt get into it but the inferences are there. the book of enoch is more descriptive. the book of enoch is considered apochrapal because of its subject matter and was taken out of the Bible by the catholic church. but several copies of the book of enoch were found w/ the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Jennifer's comment on 2011-02-08 01:39:08:
Wesley did just fine explaining this verse. Angels have never in scripture, or other wise, had sexual relations...
Joe's comment on 2011-02-05 21:56:43:
I don't know ,but I think the angels do they are masculine in gender, but they are sexless, how could it they be married with human? I need to study more about these verse.
Butch's comment on 2011-01-27 07:06:44:
good old wesley has the translation all wrong. there are no "sons of seth" or "daughters of cain". the sons of God are fallen angels who forsook their heavenly estate and had sex w/ human women, producing evil, deformed giants. this was an abomination in the eyes of God and was one of the reasons God destroyed the earth w/ the flood because the fallen angels had corrupted the human bloodline.
Jeff Cornett's comment on 2010-10-27 08:27:02:
I believe that the sons of God were angels and that they took wives and produced children. Jude 1:6. This is scripture that is very confusing and needs more clarity. The book of Job speaks of these sons of God as well.
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