Genesis 6:8

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Noah had grace in the eyes of God.
- Basic English Bible

But Noah found favour in the eyes of Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

But Noah found favor in Yahweh's eyes.
- World English Bible

And Noah found grace in the eyes of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:8


6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord - This vindicates God's justice in his displeasure against the world, and shews that he had examined the character of every person in it, before he pronounced it universally corrupt; for there being one good man he smiled upon him.


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.
  • 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
  • Michael C.
    Hi Cheryl; No, there was only Noah and his family, and the animals; everyone else perished in the cataclysm. The Lord said, that many will seek to enter, and will not be able (Mt. 7:13-27).How there were giants? The Lord knows; I don't really care. There were giants again later, when the nations of the Canaanites possessed the land; and a few still remained, up to the time of David (I Samuel 17).

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