Genesis 6:1

“And it came to passe, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were borne vnto them:”

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Other Translations

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
- King James Version

Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after a time, when men were increasing on the earth, and had daughters,
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass when mankind began to multiply on the earth, and daughters were born to them,
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
- Webster's Bible

It happened, when men began to multiply on the surface of the ground, and daughters were born to them,
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass that mankind have begun to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters have been born to them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:1


6:1 Men began to multiply upon the face of the earth - This was the effect of the blessing, #Gen 1:28|, and yet man's corruption so abused this blessing, that it turned into a curse.


Discussion for Genesis 6

  • Alexey Alexandrovich Podrezov
    Laurie L. Lee, In Genesis 4:14 "Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me." That includes Adam, Eve, and daughters that they had (Genesis 5:4)
  • Laurie L. Lee
    In Genesis 1: 26-28 I'm taking these verses as God made these people knowing what was going to happen in the Garden of Eden. These people that God made never knew about the Garden of Eden either. Cain said that he would be killed by everyone. So if it's just Adam, Eve and Cain how could everyone kill him? The Garden of Eden was just for Adam and his family.
  • BSP
    Verse 6~Man had become so bad on the earth that they pained Jehovah God and He regretted creating man.
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    Your answers are no, not GOD'S. Thus, you continue speaking against yourself by contradicting the Scriptures; revealing your own wickedness. For it is written, Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be Lord of all; And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an Angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
  • Paul Smith
    If the sons of God are fallen angels then what do you do with Heb 1:5? Unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? The answer is at no time. Are angels heirs of God and joint heirs of Jesus Christ? Do they inherit Heaven? No. The sons of God are men. But where did they come from or at least, when did they come?
  • Erik
    The sons of God were the fallen angels.

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