Genesis 6:1

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were borne vnto them:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • A disciple
    Word; you try to teach things that you don't understand, and consequently err. No one from the world of the beginning was in the ark with Noah and his family and the animals! All of Cain's descendants perished in the cataclysm; as did all the rest of mankind! You are confusing two different names, and not using Strong's correctly. There are very good old books which can help you learn more. Peace!
  • Word
    Cheryl and two of Cains got on the boat. 2 of all flesh and we know that because we read of kenites in 1 Chron 2 about vs 54 or 55 and kenites in the Exhaustive Strong's is sons of Cain. Then when we read Matt. 13:36-44 where Jesus explains the parable He tells us that the wicked one sends his tares which are children just as God sends His children.
  • Cheryl Dawn
    The creatures came in twos to Noah as babies or in eggs I figure to fit on the ark. It grieved God that men took any women they chose and had no regard for God and His women. He considered the men wicked who did such and the violent ones. So much so that He was sorry He made man, as in male and female. He saved Noah as he was right with God. He obeyed God, so for him,his familysurvived Gods wrath.
  • Cheryl
    Chapter 6 verse 4 explain and( also after that.)
  • Irene123
    Gen. 6:4 - There were GIANTS; the same became MIGHTY men, ...men of RENOWN. 10:8 - Nimrod: he began to be a MIGHTY one,(v.9). 1 Chr. 1:10-Nimrod: he began to be mighty...; Micah 5:6-Nimrod was the 'father' of the Assyrians. Isis, Al Queda, Boka Horam, come from the same land - Syria. Just as the Jews nor Gentiles have vanished - neither have the Assyrians- and they still hate Jesus.
  • Irene123
    Some believe there were dinos on the ark. When Jesus God saw Lucifer fall from heaven cast out was a lo-o-ong time before God created man. During this time were dinos, not during man's Noah's time. This isn't 'confirmed' in God's word as it has nothing to do with man. God's word has to do with salvation, not dinos.

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