Genesis 6:1-4 NIV

The Flood

1 When men began to increase in number on the earth1 and daughters were born to them,

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2 the sons of God2 saw that the daughters of men3 were beautiful,4 and they married5 any of them they chose.

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      3 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."

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        • a 6:3 - Or "My spirit will not remain in"
        • b 6:3 - Or "corrupt"
          4 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

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