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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:6 A day - A certain time appointed by God. The sons - The holy angels, so called, chap.#38:7 Dan 3:25|,28, because of their creation by God, for their resemblance of him in power, and dignity, and holiness, and for their filial affection and obedience, to him. Before - Before his throne, to receive his commands, and to give him an account of their negotiations. But you must not think that these things are to be understood literally; it is only a parabolical representation of that great truth, that God by his wise and holy providence governs all the actions of men and devils: It being usual with the great God to condescend to our shallow capacities, and to express himself, as the Jews phrase it, in the language of the sons of men. And it is likewise intimated, that the affairs of earth are much the subject of the counsels of the unseen world. That world is dark to us: but we lie open to it.
Justin's comment on 2013-11-24 20:13:18:
I agree with Warren for the most part. Yet, I believe the unseen world should be taken literally, because I believe it to be as real as the air we breathe.
Fritze Flink's comment on 2013-10-22 23:45:43:
Ok, so THIS particular part of the bible is not to be taken literally. But the others are? Or some of them? Which ones are, which ones are not? I am confused. Also to who has authority to tell me which is the one or the other...
Jim Wan's comment on 2013-08-16 18:24:09:
Book of Matthew Chp 1 gives the genealogy of Jesus back to Adam who is then called the 'son of God'. Except for Jesus the others are not called 'sons of god'. Adam was the 'original'human-kind' created by God. The others (except Jsus)were procreations and decendents of that 'original'. Adam was to be thje 'King' over planet earth. Satan cunningly got Adam to willingly handover that kingship of the planet to him. Satan is now king/god of this world. Adam as the 'son of God' (Jesus is the Son)was to have been present at the heavenly conference instead Satan represented human-kind.
The 'sons of God' in attendance were not necessarily humans or angels but 'original beings' from unfallen worlds/dimendtions/worlds etc They were there to give progress reports on their respective mandates. Adam's was to'tend the garden of Eden and take dominion over the earth by 'multiply(ing) and be fruitful, to replenish and take dominion over the earth which was in chaos.
JW's comment on 2013-07-09 11:49:54:
I TAKE THE BIBLE AS IT SAYS. SONS OF ,GOD, IS THE MEN THAT WORSHIP ,HIM,. I THINK IT TOOK PLACE ON THE EARTH. SATAN CAME AS A UNINVITED PARTY.BUT A LOT IS STILL LEFT TO SAY, THAT I CAN'T ANSWER. THANKS
Vivian Bailey's comment on 2012-09-17 23:36:43:
I often find myself quoting this passage of scripture. It is, I believe, my favorite passage in the bible. Job was the first book of the bible that I read as a child and I have always remembered it. Job message helped me to persevere through many trials. I love him because no matter what he remained true to his faith and love of GOD and I do too.
Jeff Cornett's comment on 2010-10-27 08:32:14:
This give more clarity to Genesis 6. I am very much pleased with this bible site.
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