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

  • A disciple
    Word; No, sorry, but you are wrong! "..all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and EVERY MAN:" there were NO sons of Cain, and no sons of anyone at all except of Noah. The Kenites were not descendants of Cain. There were some of the Canaanites, and of the Midianites, called by that name.
  • Word
    Disciple your wrong! 2 of EVERY FLESH on boat. Matthew 13:36-44 has Satan sending his children to earth, his followers that trailed after him in the first earth age and he sends his tares which are kenites. Cains descendants got on the boat because not only dose the word of God says it but God has all his children going through this test of the age of flesh to give everyone of them a chance.
  • Onaba Andrew
    Son's Of God Seth's Lineage Who Are Direct Decendants Of Adam.
  • Steve morrow
    GENESIS 6:8 BUT NOAH FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD -- RAY AND ALL -- PSALM 144:3 LORD WHAT IS MAN THAT THOU TAKEST KNOWLEDGE OF HIM OR THE SON OF THAT THOU MAKEST ACCOUNT OF HIM -- PSALM 45:2 THOU ART FAIRER THAN THE CHILDREN OF MEN GRACE IS POURED INTO THY LIPS THEREFORE GOD HATH BLESSED THEE FOR EVER -- PROVERBS 8:7 FOR MY MOUTH SHALL SPEAK TRUTH AND WICKEDNESS IS AN ABOMINATION TO MY LIPS
  • BSP
    Verse 5: God was able to read the hearts and thoughts of man and he found that they were evil. God was completely justified in bringing punishment upon them.
  • 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!

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