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

  • A disciple
    "..GOD saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil continually.." We have been PRAYING our hearts out for all the evil cruelty and filthy perversion of the wicked to come out in the open, and that they be JUDGED with all the righteous fierceness they deserve! Now we understand better what means the intense heat of God's wrath!
  • A disciple
    "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart." They wink at each other, and have a nice little chuckle and congratulate themselves for distancing themselves from the Saints of Jesus. But God scorns them!
  • A disciple
    If some want to follow voices of strangers and have itching ears for ridiculous fables that serve absolutely nothing to the advancement of faith, love and virtue in Christ; LET THEM! For the rest of us who seek the Lord Jesus, the message of a hopelessly lost and degenerate world about to be utterly destroyed moves us to move with fear and build the only means of salvation from the doom to come.
  • A disciple
    "..the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, MY SPIRIT SHALL NOT ALWAYS STRIVE WITH MAN FOR THAT HE ALSO IS FLESH.." What do you hear the most from constantly the backslider who just can't quit sinning? Excusing their sins (which they secretly love) because their flesh is weak! This is the true doctrine.
  • A disciple
    Dawn; Read carefully the whole story in full: there is no reference to demons at all! Its all about the world of men as there was a great chasm dividing the Saints the sons (children) of God, and the descendants of Cain. There is nothing about what demons did; but that men did! They were resisting the conviction of the Spirit, and loving the things of this world; until only Noah was left!
  • Dawn Ritter
    A disciple, Ann is right those were fallen angels who had relations with daughters of men. The men of old and renown were fallen angels who produced giants with the daughters of man.

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