Now it came about, whenmenbegan to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,
that the sons of Godsaw that the daughters of men were abeautiful; and they tookwives for themselves, whomever they chose.
Then the LORDsaid, "1My Spirit shall not bstrive with manforever, c2because he also is flesh; dnevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twentyyears."
The 3Nephilim were on the earth in thosedays, and alsoafterward , when the sons of Godcame in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mightymenwho were of old, men of renown.
Then the LORDsaw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that 4everyintent of the thoughts of his heart was onlyevilcontinually .
65The LORD was sorry that He had mademan on the earth, and He was 6grievedein His heart.
The LORDsaid, "7I will blot out manwhom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creepingthings and to birds of the fsky; for 8I amsorry that I have made them."
But 9Noah10foundfavor in the eyes of the LORD.