Genesis 6:3

“And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the LORD said, My Spirit shall not alwayes striue with man; for that hee also is flesh: yet his dayes shalbe an hundred and twenty yeeres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for that he also is flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said, My spirit will not be in man for ever, for he is only flesh; so the days of his life will be a hundred and twenty years.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said, My Spirit shall not always plead with Man; for he indeed is flesh; but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said, "My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; yet will his days be one hundred twenty years."
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith, `My Spirit doth not strive in man -- to the age; in their erring they [are] flesh:' and his days have been an hundred and twenty years.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said: 'My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for that he also is flesh; therefore shall his days be a hundred and twenty years.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:3


6:3 My spirit shall not always strive with man - The spirit then strove by Noah's preaching, #1Pet 3:19|, and by inward checks, but 'twas in vain with the most of men; therefore saith God, he shall not always strive, for that he also is flesh - Incurably corrupt and sensual, so that 'tis labour lost to strive with him. He also, that is, all, one as well as another; they are all sunk into the mire of flesh. Yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years - So long will I defer the judgment they deserve, and give them space to prevent it by their repentance and reformation. Justice said, cut them down; but mercy interceded, Lord, let them alone this year also; and so far mercy prevailed, that a reprieve was obtained for six score years.


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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