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

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

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • @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.
  • I really would like to know the correct translation to the two separate ideals of "also is flesh", and or "man is flesh" . .
  • (the lord said my spirit will not always strive with man)I've been fortunate enough to have the presence of the spirit of god in me for many months and then not. what its means to me in my life is that god is showing me or reminding me that he's the light, not me

    the light, not me

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