Genesis 6:4

“There were Giants in the earth in those daies: and also after that, when the sonnes of God came in vnto the daughters of men, & they bare children to them; the same became mightie men, which were of old, men of renowme.”

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There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown.
- King James Version

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore {children} to them. Those were the mighty men who {were} of old, men of renown.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There were men of great strength and size on the earth in those days; and after that, when the sons of God had connection with the daughters of men, they gave birth to children: these were the great men of old days, the men of great name.
- Basic English Bible

In those days were the giants on the earth, and also afterwards, when the sons of God had come in to the daughters of men, and they had borne [children] to them; these were the heroes, who of old were men of renown.
- Darby Bible

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them: the same became mighty men, who were of old, men of renown.
- Webster's Bible

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when God's sons came in to men's daughters. They bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
- World English Bible

The fallen ones were in the earth in those days, and even afterwards when sons of God come in unto daughters of men, and they have borne to them -- they [are] the heroes, who, from of old, [are] the men of name.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:4


6:4 There were giants, and men of renown - They carried all before them, 1. With their great bulk, as the sons of Anak, #Nu 13:33|, and, 2. With their great name, as the king of Assyria, #Isa 37:11|. Thus armed, they daringly insulted the rights of all their neighbours, and trampled upon all that is just and sacred.


Discussion for Genesis 6

  • 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.
  • Stan Jett

    The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
    I think that I am a Son of God and I'm a man. The angels neither marry nor given in marriage. So the sons of God has to be men. Heres a question: Are the angels male and female or either or neither?

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