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 6:4

  • Gofinsc for verse 4
    Descendants of Cain. Did he have his own babies, or did a female? If a female, where did she come from? Another child of Adam and Eve, or from some other source?
  • Betruthful for verse 4
    In my thought's and opinion the passage is saying this to me,God kicked satan and his band of misfit's out of heaven, so they know there time to pay the piper is coming. Now they might know how, but not when God is coming to save man from his own self destructing ignorant way's,therefore the angels fallen of course start to do absurd things to any and all things to contaminate the seed of David which is the future blood line of Mary and Joseph,which might I add only make up 23 of the chromosome's 1 Jesus .This is why the term son's of God were sleeping ,marrying ,fornicating and whatever other sinful term you might apply to this 'therefore giant's were the outcome of what they were doing with the daughter's of man. The real truth is when Jesus come's again all thing's both small and great known and unknown , WILL be made known but the evil of the day is sufficient to worry about .Please excuse my grammatical error's and spelling and may the Lord God guide and lead you. Thank you
  • Alvin Simmons for verse 4
    What causes confusion? Taking away the simplicity that's in Christ Jesus scripture clearly confirm the existence of giants in numerous passages. It is a biblical fact angels take on human form so why not human functions?
  • KingGeorge86 for verse 4
    Giant did exist! Noah was not perfect by deeds but genetically perfect. His blood line had no corruption or genes from these giants or fallen angels . God cleansed the world to make way for Jesus Christ. Our messiah had to be perfect in every way! Especially genetically! I believe giants help build the ark.Read the taboo book of Enoch and decided for yourself
  • I believe everything that is written in the Bible.it is the true word of God.I believe that God created all mankind. That includes giants,the Bible talks about David killing the giant Goliath. So you have to believe giants roamed the earth.
  • Pastor V for verse 4
    1. There were Giants in the Land: There have been over a thousand discoveries of Giant Human skeletons found in America. I have articles dating back from the 1800s to 1900s. The existence of many Giants is already established. 2. The phrase "After that " indicates that he is adding another section -- The sons of God The followers of God - Adam was called the son of God. Lk. 3:38. God 's people are referred to his children. 1Jn. 3:1-3 The sons of God were the sons of Seth - who were followers of God. See the Chronology. When Seth was born, his descendents "Began to call upon the Lord. " Gen. 4:26. The daughter of men - were the descendents of Cain - those who did not fear God. From this intermarriage, came mighty men. Usually, worldy people are more politically aggressive and seeking power and position. So the texts says, that in the Past there were giants, and from the intermarriage of followers of God and those who didn 't followed God corrupted the world which eventually necessitated the destruction of the world with a flood because nearly everyone was corrupted.

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