Genesis 6:11

“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The earth also was corrupt before God; and the earth was filled with violence.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the earth was evil in God's eyes and full of violent ways.
- Basic English Bible

And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was full of violence.
- Darby Bible

The earth also was corrupt before God; and the earth was filled with violence.
- Webster's Bible

The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
- World English Bible

And the earth is corrupt before God, and the earth is filled [with] violence.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:11


6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God - That is, in the matters of God's worship; either they had other gods before him, or worshipped him by images: or, they were corrupt and wicked in despite of God. The earth was also filled with violence, and injustice towards men; there was no order nor regular government, no man was safe in the possession of that which he had the most clear right to, there was nothing but murders, rapes and rapines.


Discussion for Genesis 6:11

  • The quote or text made no sense. Before god. I thought he / she/ it created man before any man can conjure a new god or may gods. That means that corruption started after eve ate the trees fruit. If god is responsible to all creation and everything in it that means God knew evil will spring among us. Which In turn evil is necessary in an imperfect world to learn from mistakes. This is nothing but a humans opinion not god's because god cannot make mistakes. How can you say before worship when you believe in Adam and eve being the first to be brought to life and then blame other gods that most Lilly Adam and and there people created. Also for a person to live 900 years and no record of his existence lol dude must've been bored.

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