|New International Version (© 2011)|
When human beings began to increase in number on the earth 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,
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,
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,
Genesis 6:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When men began to multiply - It was not at this time that men began to multiply, but the inspired penman speaks now of a fact which had taken place long before. As there is a distinction made here between men and those called the sons of God, it is generally supposed that the immediate posterity of Cain and that of Seth are intended. The first were mere men, such as fallen nature may produce, degenerate sons of a degenerate father, governed by the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eye, and the pride of life. The others were sons of God, not angels, as some have dreamed, but such as were, according to our Lord's doctrine, born again, born from above, John 3:3, John 3:5,John 3:6, etc., and made children of God by the influence of the Holy Spirit, Galatians 5:6. The former were apostates from the true religion, the latter were those among whom it was preserved and cultivated. Dr. Wall supposes the first verses of this chapter should be paraphrased thus: "When men began to multiply on the earth, the chief men took wives of all the handsome poor women they chose. There were tyrants in the earth in those days; and also after the antediluvian days powerful men had unlawful connections with the inferior women, and the children which sprang from this illicit commerce were the renowned heroes of antiquity, of whom the heathens made their gods."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2448. to multiply.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it...
Genesis 6:1 Parallel CommentariesBegun Born Daughters Earth Face Ground Increase Increasing Mankind Multiply Surface TimeBegun Born Daughters Earth Face Ground Increase Increasing Mankind Multiply Surface TimeTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
Genesis 6:1 Mobile Bible
Genesis 6:1 Bible Suite
Genesis 6:1 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 6:1 Chinese Bible
Genesis 5:32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
Genesis 6:2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.