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
    Ann; that is a false teaching! Cain murdered his brother because he rejected God's Word, and willfully omitted all reference of Christ having to come in the flesh, when he came to present himself to God. Therefore he was rejected, and so he murdered his brother for being good. The sons of God then were the children of faith, and the sacred line descended from Seth instead of Able whom Cain slew.
  • Ann
    The sons of God were the fallen angels who fell from heaven, which took the form of human-like creatures, and married the daughters of men, and the giants (the Nephilim) were the result of this sinful act. Genesis 6:4-8. The male angels (sons of God) Job 38:7 - Job 1:6.
  • Ann
    Genesis 7:13 tells us who went into the ark. Amen.
  • A disciple
    Gigi (cont.) When keeping in the context of the first chapters of Genesis up to that point it is clear that there is a distinct moral and spiritual divide in the earth between the godly seed of the sons of God after the line of Seth and the heathen children of men after Cain. By Noah's day there had evolved such a darkness of apostasy that no one could anymore be moved by conviction of the Spirit.
  • A disciple
    Gigi; "who were those giants?" Well, I've never found a completely satisfying answer to that, other than the Word itself just on its face. I think we have to assume they were freakishly large men, or "man-like" creatures. One great error however about them comes from MIS-reading the verse around it; which many think says that the giants were the offspring of the sons of God marrying unsaved women.
  • Gigi Maher
    who were those giants??
    "That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose .... 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"

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