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 for Genesis 6:4

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 for Genesis 6:4

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

  • Mishael to Adam on Genesis 6:4
    This is you Adam. It's what makes you breathe. 1 month ago Adam

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  • Ronald Parent - in Reply on Genesis 6:4
    Christ's references in the the new testament states like angels " in heaven". Genesis 6 & Enoch refers to fallen angels on the earth, having left their first estate. Enoch refers to them as watchers that came to earth at Mt. Hermon. The angels in heaven are submissive and follow Gods instruction, unlike those that rebelled by leaving their first estate.
  • Craig Moss - in Reply on Genesis 6:4
    Elijah, you are correct.
  • Craig Moss - in Reply on Genesis 6:4
    Good call Bruce!
  • Elijah on Genesis 6:4
    The Giants mentioned in the KJV are the Nephilium. Nehpilium's root word is nefilim.

    The Hebrew wordnefilimis sometimes directly translated as "giants" or taken to mean "the fallen ones" (from the Hebrewnaphal, "to fall").

    Goliath was a large man but not a descendant of the Nephilium. Other scriptures point out that rebellious humans or Angels have fallen from God's Grace. Even though there were giant humans throughout time, does not mean that they descendants from nephilium.

    Fallen Angels are considered to be giants in mankinds eyes as illistrated throughout the bible.

    The Israelites that reported back after spying upon the Palestinians saw large men not nephilium!

    The Nephilium must have been Demons that were present while the sons of God lusted the daughters of man. Perhaps, they had influenced the sons of God to lust the women and rebel against God in this manor. No where in scripture does it state that the Nephilium were they offspring of the sons of God and daughters of men. It only gives reference to them being present at that time and afterwards.
  • Elijah on Genesis 6:4
    Sons of God are mentioned in the bible many times. The Righteous Angels are referred to as Sons of God at the time of their creation. Job also describes them as sons of God. Christians are referred to as Sons of God.

    So, the title has to do with righteousness. Jesus was called "Son of Man" meaning human, and Called " son of God" meaning divine nature(without sin); God.

    Fallen Angels lost their title when they rebelled with Satan; their new father or leader.

    Demons can not be the Sons of God. The sons of God mentioned in gen. 6:4 couldn't be holy Angels because their is no mention of Angels falling away after the initial falling away or rebellion. Therefore, they must be the humans who honor God in that time. Blessed are the righteous and peace makers, for they shall be called sons of God.
  • Elijah Zmuda on Genesis 6:4
    Demons cannot take on flesh -- there is nowhere in the Bible that says that they can. Of course we know that angels, both heavenly and fallen, can appear in human form, but they remain spirit beings only. God also said let every creature produce after it's own kind. This means that a human can not mate with a goat and have a pan as an offspring(Mythology). The same applies for Demons, they can not have offspring with humans. Besides, if God wanted more angels he would create them himself. Also, according to Jesus, Angels do not marry in heaven, that means they do not have offspring or engage in sexual relations to reproduce. If Angels dont marry while in heaven, how could they when kicked from heaven.

    Furthermore, Sons of God are referred to as humans over and over again throughout the bible. There is a scripture of sons of God referring to the holy Angels in Ezekiel. Of course, you all know that a holy angel will not disobey(sin) God.

    My previous interpretation of scriputre about Gen. 6:4 is still most logical and theological.
  • Elijah Zmuda on Genesis 6:4
    I believe that the Nephilium were fallen Angels. Angels are not given into marriage as scripture states. Therefore, they have no sex organs(male nor female) and can not have intercourse with any human, angel, or creature.

    I don't see in scripture where it states that the Nephilium were the children of the sons of God and daughters of man. It only mentions that they were present during the time that the sons of God married the daughters of man and afterwards.

    Men of reowned is another way of saying popular or famous. Of old must mean legendary. Adam, Abel, cain, seth, and Enoch were renounced men of old. Besides, a half demon and half man is not a man nor demon. Therefore this could not be in reference to the Nephilium.

    Sons of God is used to refer to a righteous lineage where Jesus Christ will come from. Noah was declared a righteous man. I would say that seth's blood line would be referred to as "sons of God". God sent and separated cain from the rest. I believe that God wanted to have a pure righteous bloodline from seth to Jesus Christ. Remember, God only upset at mankind for the interbreeding of Seth's clan and Cain's clan. He said nothing about the demons.

    Because of all the unrighteousness God limited the age of all humans, even the men of renowned of old. The only ones that God said he would make a covenant with was Noah's family. Apparently, Noah's family was considered righteous and pure. So, The Nephilium were demons or fallen Angels, The sons of God were the lineage of seth, and the daughter of man were cain's descendants.
  • Will - in Reply on Genesis 6:4
    19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
  • Adam - in Reply on Genesis 6:4
    Hello. I believe the Nephillum were the children of angels (sons of men) and humans having sexual relations. Genesis 6:1-4.


 

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