Genesis 6:1
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New International Version
When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,

New Living Translation
Then the people began to multiply on the earth, and daughters were born to them.

English Standard Version
When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them,

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When mankind began to multiply on the earth and daughters were born to them,

International Standard Version
Now after the population of human beings had increased throughout the earth, and daughters had been born to them,

NET Bible
When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when men began to multiply on the surface of the ground, and daughters were born to them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The number of people increased all over the earth, and daughters were born to them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them,

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after that men began to be multiplied upon the earth, and daughters were born to them.

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

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them,

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,

World English Bible
It happened, when men began to multiply on the surface of the ground, and daughters were born to them,

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass that mankind have begun to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters have been born to them,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-7 The most remarkable thing concerning the old world, is the destroying of it by the deluge, or flood. We are told of the abounding iniquity of that wicked world: God's just wrath, and his holy resolution to punish it. In all ages there has been a peculiar curse of God upon marriages between professors of true religion and its avowed enemies. The evil example of the ungodly party corrupts or greatly hurts the other. Family religion is put an end to, and the children are trained up according to the worldly maxims of that parent who is without the fear of God. If we profess to be the sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty, we must not marry without his consent. He will never give his blessing, if we prefer beauty, wit, wealth, or worldly honours, to faith and holiness. The Spirit of God strove with men, by sending Enoch, Noah, and perhaps others, to preach to them; by waiting to be gracious, notwithstanding their rebellions; and by exciting alarm and convictions in their consciences. But the Lord declared that his Spirit should not thus strive with men always; he would leave them to be hardened in sin, and ripened for destruction. This he determined on, because man was flesh: not only frail and feeble, but carnal and depraved; having misused the noble powers of his soul to gratify his corrupt inclinations. God sees all the wickedness that is among the children of men; it cannot be hid from him now; and if it be not repented of, it shall be made known by him shortly. The wickedness of a people is great indeed, when noted sinners are men renowned among them. Very much sin was committed in all places, by all sorts of people. Any one might see that the wickedness of man was great: but God saw that every imagination, or purpose, of the thoughts of man's heart, was only evil continually. This was the bitter root, the corrupt spring. The heart was deceitful and desperately wicked; the principles were corrupt; the habits and dispositions evil. Their designs and devices were wicked. They did evil deliberately, contriving how to do mischief. There was no good among them. God saw man's wickedness as one injured and wronged by it. He saw it as a tender father sees the folly and stubbornness of a rebellious and disobedient child, which grieves him, and makes him wish he had been childless. The words here used are remarkable; they are used after the manner of men, and do not mean that God can change, or be unhappy. Does God thus hate our sin? And shall not we be grieved to the heart for it? Oh that we may look on Him whom we have grieved, and mourn! God repented that he had made man; but we never find him repent that he redeemed man. God resolves to destroy man: the original word is very striking, 'I will wipe off man from the earth,' as dirt or filth is wiped off from a place which should be clean, and is thrown to the dunghill, the proper place for it. God speaks of man as his own creature, when he resolves upon his punishment. Those forfeit their lives who do not answer the end of their living. God speaks of resolution concerning men, after his Spirit had been long striving with them in vain. None are punished by the justice of God, but those who hate to be reformed by the grace of God.
Study Bible
The Wickedness of Man
1Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.…
Cross References
Genesis 5:32
Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 6:2
that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
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And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,

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Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, …

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