Genesis 6:1-8 DBY

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

References for Genesis 6:1

    • a 6:1 - Or 'Man;' and so vers. 2.4, 'men.' See Note to chs. 1.27; 3.12 and cf. ch. 7.21, &c.
    • b 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 Man; for he indeed is flesh; but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

      References for Genesis 6:3

        • c 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.

          References for Genesis 6:4

            • d 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.

              References for Genesis 6:5

                • e 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.
                  7 And Jehovah said, I will destroy Man, whom I have created, from the earth -- from man to cattle, to creeping things, and to fowl of the heavens; for I repent that I have made them.

                  References for Genesis 6:7

                    • f 6:7 - Lit. 'blot,' or 'wipe out:' so ch. 7.4,23.
                      8 But Noah found favour in the eyes of Jehovah.