New International Version
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,
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when mankind began to multiply on 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,
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CommentaryClarke'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.
LibraryAn Unheeded Warning
TEXT: "My Spirit shall not always strive with men."--Genesis 6:31. For the truth of this statement one needs only to study his Bible and he will find written in almost every book of Old Testament and New a similar expression. At the same time in the study of God's word it will be revealed to him that God has a great plan which he is carefully working out. We must be familiar with the beginning and the unfolding of this plan and with the conclusion he reached. When after the rebellion of his …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
Noah's Faith, Fear, Obedience, and Salvation
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
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