Genesis 6:1-6 DBY

1 And it came to pass when mankind a began to multiply on the earth, b and daughters were born to them,

References for Genesis 6:1

    • – 6:1 - Or 'Man;' and so vers. 2.4, 'men.' See Note to chs. 1.27; 3.12 and cf. ch. 7.21, &c.
    • — 6:1 - Lit. 'ground.'
      2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took themselves wives of all that they chose.
      3 And Jehovah said, My Spirit shall not always plead with c Man; for he indeed is flesh; but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

      References for Genesis 6:3

        • ˜ 6:3 - Or 'plead in (or amongst) men:' 'strive in.' Many read 'plead with men in their wandering (or erring), he is flesh.'
          4 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. d

          References for Genesis 6:4

            • ™ 6:4 - Or 'the name,' i.e. who had a peculiar and known name on the earth. Heroes is Gibbor in Heb., meaning 'mighty men.'
              5 And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of Man was great on the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil continually. e

              References for Genesis 6:5

                • š 6:5 - Lit. 'the whole day.'
                  6 And Jehovah repented that he had made Man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.