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.
    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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