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
    "..GOD saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil continually.." We have been PRAYING our hearts out for all the evil cruelty and filthy perversion of the wicked to come out in the open, and that they be JUDGED with all the righteous fierceness they deserve! Now we understand better what means the intense heat of God's wrath!
  • A disciple
    "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart." They wink at each other, and have a nice little chuckle and congratulate themselves for distancing themselves from the Saints of Jesus. But God scorns them!
  • A disciple
    If some want to follow voices of strangers and have itching ears for ridiculous fables that serve absolutely nothing to the advancement of faith, love and virtue in Christ; LET THEM! For the rest of us who seek the Lord Jesus, the message of a hopelessly lost and degenerate world about to be utterly destroyed moves us to move with fear and build the only means of salvation from the doom to come.
  • A disciple
    "..the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, MY SPIRIT SHALL NOT ALWAYS STRIVE WITH MAN FOR THAT HE ALSO IS FLESH.." What do you hear the most from constantly the backslider who just can't quit sinning? Excusing their sins (which they secretly love) because their flesh is weak! This is the true doctrine.
  • A disciple
    Dawn; Read carefully the whole story in full: there is no reference to demons at all! Its all about the world of men as there was a great chasm dividing the Saints the sons (children) of God, and the descendants of Cain. There is nothing about what demons did; but that men did! They were resisting the conviction of the Spirit, and loving the things of this world; until only Noah was left!
  • Dawn Ritter
    A disciple, Ann is right those were fallen angels who had relations with daughters of men. The men of old and renown were fallen angels who produced giants with the daughters of man.

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