Genesis 6:3

“And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 6:3

And the LORD said, My Spirit shall not alwayes striue with man; for that hee also is flesh: yet his dayes shalbe an hundred and twenty yeeres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for that he also is flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said, My spirit will not be in man for ever, for he is only flesh; so the days of his life will be a hundred and twenty years.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said, My Spirit shall not always plead with Man; for he indeed is flesh; but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said, "My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; yet will his days be one hundred twenty years."
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith, `My Spirit doth not strive in man -- to the age; in their erring they [are] flesh:' and his days have been an hundred and twenty years.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said: 'My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for that he also is flesh; therefore shall his days be a hundred and twenty years.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 6:3

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:3


6:3 My spirit shall not always strive with man - The spirit then strove by Noah's preaching, #1Pet 3:19|, and by inward checks, but 'twas in vain with the most of men; therefore saith God, he shall not always strive, for that he also is flesh - Incurably corrupt and sensual, so that 'tis labour lost to strive with him. He also, that is, all, one as well as another; they are all sunk into the mire of flesh. Yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years - So long will I defer the judgment they deserve, and give them space to prevent it by their repentance and reformation. Justice said, cut them down; but mercy interceded, Lord, let them alone this year also; and so far mercy prevailed, that a reprieve was obtained for six score years.


Discussion for Genesis 6:3

  • Celine on Genesis 6:3
    Wondering how to reconcile the years of man: in Gen 6 it's 120yrs but in Psalm 90 it's 70 yrs. And although some say it was pre-flood and post flood--do you have any other thoughts why?

    Thanks.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Genesis 6:3
    Genesis 5:5-32 ,

    Genesis 6 - 10

    Genesis 11:10-32

    Hopefully this is helpful in your studies

    Psalm 90,

    Ecclesiastes 7:17

    Exodus 20:12
  • Rolando Martinez - in Reply on Genesis 6:3
    Regarding Celine's question on Genesis 6:3: The 120 years may be referring to the time from the moment the Lord spoke those words until the flood commenced.
  • Joseph Whittle on Genesis 6:3
    Why isn't this verse being associated with Israel's rebirth Mathew 24:34, along with Jesus' comment regarding "as in the days of Noah" in Mathew 24:37. Additionally, Daniel 12:4 says "knowledge will increase" and Daniel 12:10 says "the wise shall understand." Modern Biological, medical, and Nutritional experts say human body can live 120 years when taken care ofproperly.
  • Partridge Mutiso on Genesis 6:3
    Benefits of Salvation 1. Forgiveness of your sins Luke 24:47, Acts 4:12, Luke 5:17 2. Heals All diseases Mathew15:26 Healing is bread for the children. 3. Redeems your life Psalms 124:4-8, Mark 9:21-22, Psalm 91:2-10 God preserves me from destruction!
  • Camen on Genesis 6:3
    There is a time for judgement to those who rejects the truth. Just as Noah build the ark and the flood came. Jesus is coming back then after that the judgement
  • Roger on Genesis 6:3
    I believe that we all were in heaven,and he does not abide with us here because he only wants to abide with those that first,seac with all thy Mind and soul and b earthy of being abided with.searching still. 128538
  • Roger on Genesis 6:3
    I believe that we all were in heaven,and he does not abide with us here because he only wants to abide with those that first,seac with all thy Mind and soul and b earthy of being abided
  • Timothy Wayne George on Genesis 6:3
    When God gave the people 120 years to repent this was an example of how long God strove with Moses as he lead the children of Israel out of Egypt into the wilderness Moses died 120 years old and his eyes where not abated The mercy of God is forever but is patience is limited We must never presume upon the patience of God because He is ever merciful Therefore the Spirit says now is the day of salvation and when you hear His voice listen less your heart becomes hardened Noah listened to God and he and his family were saved
  • Brent on Genesis 6:3
    @Ronald Allen, . (regards to Jubilees), . I get 7000 years from the birth of Adam till judgement (by a different route I think) but it seems (since prophecy is foggy anyway) , That in the way I get there, we are in the last 1000 years, we are that generation.


 

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