Genesis 6:7

“And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the LORD said, I will destroy man, whom I haue created, from the face of the earth: both man and beast, and the creeping thing, and the foules of the aire: for it repenteth me that I haue made them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the ground; both man, and beast, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said, I will take away man, whom I have made, from the face of the earth, even man and beast and that which goes on the earth and every bird of the air; for I have sorrow for having made them.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said, I will destroy Man, whom I have created, from the earth -- from man to cattle, to creeping things, and to fowl of the heavens; for I repent that I have made them.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created, from the face of the earth, both man and beast, and the creeping animal, and the fowls of the air; for I repent that I have made them.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith, `I wipe away man whom I have prepared from off the face of the ground, from man unto beast, unto creeping thing, and unto fowl of the heavens, for I have repented that I have made them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said: 'I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and creeping thing, and fowl of the air; for it repenteth Me that I have made them.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:7


6:7 I will destroy man - The original word is very significant. I will wipe off man from off the earth; as dirt is wiped off from a place which should be clean, and thrown to the dunghill. Or, I will blot out man from the earth, as those lines are blotted out of a book which displease the author, or as the name of a citizen is blotted out of the rolls of the freemen when he is disfranchised. Both man and beast the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air - These were made for man, and therefore must be destroyed with man. It repenteth me that I have made them - For the end of their creation also was frustrated: they were made that man might serve and honour God with them and therefore were destroyed, because he had served his lusts with them, and made them subject to vanity.


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.
  • Cheryl
    Explain chapter 6 verse 4
  • 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

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