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 6:6

  • For me it hurts my heart it's so sad it hurts
  • Hope brown for verse 6
    No on can disappoint God. He knew what would take place. He hates sin, and that was what grieved him.
  • how disappointed was God with man that it grieved His heart that He was sorry for creating us i can only shudder at how He feels right now with all that is going on in the world
  • Susanna for verse 6
    I am deeply stirred at the thought of Almighty God, Creator of everything, being grieved in His heart (as only a Lover can be). How grieved, then, must He be today; with every part of the world filled, again, with ever-increasing violence. I can only say, Come, Lord Jesus! Come quickly!
  • Samdani for verse 6
    BUT in Numbers 23:19 It says .

    "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:"

    It seems like a Discrepancy ?

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