Genesis 6:4

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There were Giants in the earth in those daies: and also after that, when the sonnes of God came in vnto the daughters of men, & they bare children to them; the same became mightie men, which were of old, men of renowme.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore {children} to them. Those were the mighty men who {were} of old, men of renown.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There were men of great strength and size on the earth in those days; and after that, when the sons of God had connection with the daughters of men, they gave birth to children: these were the great men of old days, the men of great name.
- Basic English Bible

In those days were the giants on the earth, and also afterwards, when the sons of God had come in to the daughters of men, and they had borne [children] to them; these were the heroes, who of old were men of renown.
- Darby Bible

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them: the same became mighty men, who were of old, men of renown.
- Webster's Bible

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when God's sons came in to men's daughters. They bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
- World English Bible

The fallen ones were in the earth in those days, and even afterwards when sons of God come in unto daughters of men, and they have borne to them -- they [are] the heroes, who, from of old, [are] the men of name.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:4


6:4 There were giants, and men of renown - They carried all before them, 1. With their great bulk, as the sons of Anak, #Nu 13:33|, and, 2. With their great name, as the king of Assyria, #Isa 37:11|. Thus armed, they daringly insulted the rights of all their neighbours, and trampled upon all that is just and sacred.


Discussion for Genesis 6

  • 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!
  • Word
    Cheryl and two of Cains got on the boat. 2 of all flesh and we know that because we read of kenites in 1 Chron 2 about vs 54 or 55 and kenites in the Exhaustive Strong's is sons of Cain. Then when we read Matt. 13:36-44 where Jesus explains the parable He tells us that the wicked one sends his tares which are children just as God sends His children.
  • Cheryl Dawn
    The creatures came in twos to Noah as babies or in eggs I figure to fit on the ark. It grieved God that men took any women they chose and had no regard for God and His women. He considered the men wicked who did such and the violent ones. So much so that He was sorry He made man, as in male and female. He saved Noah as he was right with God. He obeyed God, so for him,his familysurvived Gods wrath.
  • Cheryl
    Chapter 6 verse 4 explain and( also after that.)
  • Irene123
    Gen. 6:4 - There were GIANTS; the same became MIGHTY men, ...men of RENOWN. 10:8 - Nimrod: he began to be a MIGHTY one,(v.9). 1 Chr. 1:10-Nimrod: he began to be mighty...; Micah 5:6-Nimrod was the 'father' of the Assyrians. Isis, Al Queda, Boka Horam, come from the same land - Syria. Just as the Jews nor Gentiles have vanished - neither have the Assyrians- and they still hate Jesus.
  • Irene123
    Some believe there were dinos on the ark. When Jesus God saw Lucifer fall from heaven cast out was a lo-o-ong time before God created man. During this time were dinos, not during man's Noah's time. This isn't 'confirmed' in God's word as it has nothing to do with man. God's word has to do with salvation, not dinos.

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