Genesis 6:2

“That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That the sonnes of God saw the daughters of men, that they were faire, and they took them wiues, of all which they chose.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took wives for themselves from those who were pleasing to them.
- Basic English Bible

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took themselves wives of all that they chose.
- Darby Bible

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all whom they chose.
- Webster's Bible

that God's sons saw that men's daughters were beautiful, and they took for themselves wives of all that they chose.
- World English Bible

and sons of God see the daughters of men that they [are] fair, and they take to themselves women of all whom they have chosen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives, whomsoever they chose.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:2


6:2 The sons of God - Those who were called by the name of the Lord, and called upon that name, married the daughters of men - Those that were profane, and strangers to God. The posterity of Seth did not keep to themselves as they ought, but intermingled with the race of Cain: they took them wives of all that they chose - They chose only by the eye: They saw that they were fair - Which was all they looked at.


Discussion for Genesis 6:2

  • If the sons of God were angels it would be written as so.
  • Acc.to Genesis 5:1to4 it is clear that sons of god are sons of Seth and daughters of men were from Cain but my question is WHY DAUGHTERS OF MEN WERE FAIR To LOOKLOOKS
  • Olowoyo Joseph for verse 2
    Am of opinion that sons of God are that of Seth while daughter of men were from Cain
  • sons of god Bene alohim angels or a special type of angels..because as most people don 't know, in heaven their are different ranks of angels. Angels are messengers or servants of god, there pretty much the go between the spirtiual and physical world. Throughout the bible, we have cases were angels stepped down in their divinty, and took on mortal bodies. Genisis 6 is definity talking about angels. Their other books in the bible to back up this up as well. I know alot of people have a hard time wrapping there head around this, but as Mark twain said: " The truth is stranger than fiction. "
  • Christi for verse 2
    I believe with Wesley. The Bible states that God only had one son in heaven and that was Jesus. According to scripture, angels have never been called sons. Read Hebrews 1:5 and Hebrews 1:13. Let the Word of God be truth. The idea of angels having sex with women came out of a mind that didn 't have a clear understanding of scripture concerning angels. Angels neither marry or are given in marriage. Angels don 't procreate give birth to little angels so why would God give them sex organs or the desire for something that they would not need. He only gave those things to man because He didn 't create a world full of people. He created one man and one woman and told them to fill the earth with their kind. God has all knowledge and wisdom. He has never made a mistake and He never will. The only reference to woman being made is when Eve was made from man. God didn 't make male and female angels. All references to angels are in the masculine. Heaven is not being populated by beings that are being born there only with those from earth who are true to God. God is not the author of confusion.
  • The sons of God are from the bloodline of Seth.

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