When men began to increase in number on the earth1 and daughters were born to them,
the sons of God2 saw that the daughters of men3 were beautiful,4 and they married5 any of them they chose.
Then the LORD said, "My Spirit6 will not contend witha man forever,7 for he is mortalb;8 his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
The Nephilim9 were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of men10 and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.11