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

  • Dustin
    Daniel 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all the
  • Dustin
    Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
    7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
    Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the
  • Wilfred
    the sons of God then where not angels but are rulers of the nations that was created in Gen,3. check psalm,82 for more
  • Irene123
    The men on here that believe angels had sex with 'daus. of men' - need to PRAY for God's wisdom before reading these vs. again. You men haven't got God's spirit or you would know - angels are spirits, just like God; they cannot reproduce; they haven't the equipment. Nor have they God's power when He 'overshadowed' Mary. God created them and so controls them. Isa.1:18 - Come now, let us reason ---.
  • Irene123
    Gen. 4:26 - "..... then began men to call on the name of the Lord". This is when men became 'sons of God, when they began recognizing Him. Gen. 6:2 - " ..... "That the sons of God saw the daus. of men." Daus. of heathen men.
  • Doug
    As it was in the days of Noah, SO SHALL IT BE in the days of the coming of the
    Son of man.

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