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

  • Stanjett
    Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. Noah didn't have to round them up. They came to him.
  • Adam
    Anyone have a challenge wondering how all the animals fit on the ark? Assume 1 million animal species- pairs of them some 7 of them- how would they fit. We also assume all sea animals didn't go on board, like whales, but it doesn't specifically they weren't invited on either- 'every living thing'? Things like coral reefs, muscles, barnacles, sponges are living things so did they go on the ark?
  • Adam
    Who do you think the giants were? Are we just talking about a 6' tall large man like a Russian or someone or do you think this means a 10' giant- taller than goliath? Or an angel?
  • Vanessa
    he could have just let it all go but he chose to reseed the earth, God is great, the word shows us what he expects from us, and yet some still corrupt his word to make their sin justified , seek the Lord let him into your heart and let him guide your path, we are Blessed because of Christ taking our sins, cleansing us from Crimson, to snow white the word is truth God Bless,and Glory be to God
  • Vanessa
    once Adam and Eve ate from the tree of good and evil they were cast out of Eden there were 2 Cherubims and a flaming wall, Angels do not bare children, God created others as well after Adam and Eve that is obvious but they became so corrupted and Noah stayed true to God , he spared him, his wife, children and their wives . plus a male and female of every thing that lived to replenish the earth
  • JP
    Laurie, we must remember that from Adam to Noah people lived to be 400 to 900 years old and that is a lot of time to have a lot of children living in a near perfect envirement.

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