Genesis 6:6

“And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieued him at his heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord had sorrow because he had made man on the earth, and grief was in his heart.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah repented that he had made Man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD repented that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.
- World English Bible

and Jehovah repenteth that He hath made man in the earth, and He grieveth Himself -- unto His heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:6


6:6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man upon the earth - That he had made a creature of such noble powers, and had put him on this earth, which he built and furnished on purpose to be a comfortable habitation for him; and it grieved him at his heart - These are expressions after the manner of men, and must be understood so as not to reflect upon God's immutability or felicity. It doth not speak any passion or uneasiness in God, nothing can create disturbance to the eternal mind; but it speaks his just and holy displeasure against sin and sinners: neither doth it speak any change of God's mind; for with him there is no variableness; but it speaks a change of his way. When God had made man upright, he rested and was refreshed, #Ex 31:17|. and his way towards him was such as shewed him well pleased with the work of his own hands; but now man was apostatized, he could not do otherwise, but shew himself displeased; so that the change was in man, not in God.


Discussion for Genesis 6

  • A disciple
    Word; you try to teach things that you don't understand, and consequently err. No one from the world of the beginning was in the ark with Noah and his family and the animals! All of Cain's descendants perished in the cataclysm; as did all the rest of mankind! You are confusing two different names, and not using Strong's correctly. There are very good old books which can help you learn more. Peace!
  • Word
    Cheryl and two of Cains got on the boat. 2 of all flesh and we know that because we read of kenites in 1 Chron 2 about vs 54 or 55 and kenites in the Exhaustive Strong's is sons of Cain. Then when we read Matt. 13:36-44 where Jesus explains the parable He tells us that the wicked one sends his tares which are children just as God sends His children.
  • Cheryl Dawn
    The creatures came in twos to Noah as babies or in eggs I figure to fit on the ark. It grieved God that men took any women they chose and had no regard for God and His women. He considered the men wicked who did such and the violent ones. So much so that He was sorry He made man, as in male and female. He saved Noah as he was right with God. He obeyed God, so for him,his familysurvived Gods wrath.
  • Cheryl
    Chapter 6 verse 4 explain and( also after that.)
  • Irene123
    Gen. 6:4 - There were GIANTS; the same became MIGHTY men, ...men of RENOWN. 10:8 - Nimrod: he began to be a MIGHTY one,(v.9). 1 Chr. 1:10-Nimrod: he began to be mighty...; Micah 5:6-Nimrod was the 'father' of the Assyrians. Isis, Al Queda, Boka Horam, come from the same land - Syria. Just as the Jews nor Gentiles have vanished - neither have the Assyrians- and they still hate Jesus.
  • Irene123
    Some believe there were dinos on the ark. When Jesus God saw Lucifer fall from heaven cast out was a lo-o-ong time before God created man. During this time were dinos, not during man's Noah's time. This isn't 'confirmed' in God's word as it has nothing to do with man. God's word has to do with salvation, not dinos.

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