When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them,
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the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.
Then the LORD said, 1"My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, 2for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years."
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The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.
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3The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every 4intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
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And 5the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it 6grieved him to his heart.
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So the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them."
But Noah 7found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
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