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

  • Gofinsc on Genesis 6:4
    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?
  • KingGeorge86 on Genesis 6:4
    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
  • Cathy on Genesis 6:4
    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.
  • Paul on Genesis 6:4
    all these "theories " simply confirm its a load of Bronze Age nonsense that the modern mind is attempting to put meaning to. Anyone that believes this nonsense is better left alone
  • David Charles Hagert on Genesis 6:4
    I really have no ideal just what is being said here? One thing I do know is angels from Heaven did not come down to Earth for sex! That is the Heavens of Gods, that is where also the angels who are with God reside and no where else especially Earth. The angels talked about here are from Earth. We all are sons and daughters of God,some good, some not so good,and these were the latter. Gen 1 26 We all are created in the image of God,so if born in that image we must be sons and daughters of the living God. Now there is evil spirits in the world and they inhabit our human bodies,which is what the Nephilim are. Jesus casting out many demons in his day. This is just my interpretation.
  • Olumide on Genesis 6:4
    i strongly believe that the son of GOD that the bible is refering to are the angel of GOD that came down from heaven then the people on earth then dont really know whom they are because by then the world is not yet civilized a lot of them dont even know anything about GOD they only believe that their parent just gave birth to them so compared to dis new world that i know that am a child of GOD because have heard a lot about my father likewise you my reader thanks and GOD bless thats my own opoinion from nigeria
  • David on Genesis 6:4
    I do not believe in these theories about Nephilim, aliens what not. I feel it is more likely that the term giants are referring to dinosaurs and the sons of God simply referring to the lineage of Seth. Sons of God are anyone who chooses God as their father.
  • Chance on Genesis 6:4
    Listen, when it talks about Giants in the earth in the bible it 's talking about demons not angels because I guess some may not realize but Hell is in the earth and also are demons and guess what some demons are very big.
  • Tony gamble on Genesis 6:4
    I believe the fallen angels were examples of greak mythologey gods, as sons of god pridefull and rebellious hateing man already and taking advantage of the powers and strentgh of angles that are 9 feet tall
  • Tim on Genesis 6:4
    I truly believe in the word of God as it is written!! If one is truly saved by the grace of our Lord and Savior JESUS Christ all word that is inspired of God will be revealed in a timely manner to that individual without some else's interpretation through the Comforter who is the Holy Ghost! These things that occurred many a year ago shows that God perfection and his absolute as the supreme ruler of the universe that he spoke into existence. also, his determination to preserve the purity of the jewish linage of Christ maternal side(earthy)by eradicating the fallen ones goal of contaminating his jewish heritage .


 

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