Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.

King James Version

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Holman Bible

the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were beautiful, and they took any they chose as wives for themselves.

International Standard Version

some divine beings noticed how attractive human women were, so they took wives for themselves from a selection that pleased them.

A Conservative Version

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair. And they took to them wives of all that they chose.

American Standard Version

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose.

Amplified

The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of all they desired and chose.

Bible in Basic English

The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took wives for themselves from those who were pleasing to them.

Darby Translation

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took themselves wives of all that they chose.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took for themselves wives of all whom they chose.

Julia Smith Translation

And the sons of God will see the daughters of Adam that they are good, and they will take to them wives of all which they chose.

King James 2000

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then the sons of God saw the daughters of humankind, that they [were] beautiful. And they took for themselves wives from all that they chose.

Modern King James verseion

the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were good. And they took wives for themselves from all whom they chose.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took unto them wives, which they best liked among them all.

NET Bible

the sons of God saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose.

New Heart English Bible

that God's sons saw that men's daughters were beautiful, and they took for themselves wives of all that they chose.

The Emphasized Bible

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men! that they were, fair, - so they took to themselves wives of whomsoever they chose,

Webster

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all whom they chose.

World English Bible

that God's sons saw that men's daughters were beautiful, and they took for themselves wives of all that they chose.

Youngs Literal Translation

and sons of God see the daughters of men that they are fair, and they take to themselves women of all whom they have chosen.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

the daughters
בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

of men
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

הנּה 
hennah 
Usage: 36

and they took
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

References

Context Readings

Prelude To The Flood

1 Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."


Cross References

Genesis 4:26

To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 27:46

Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am tired of living because of the daughters of Heth; if Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of Heth, like these, from the daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?"

Genesis 39:6-7

So he left everything he owned in Joseph's charge; and with him there he did not concern himself with anything except the food which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.

Exodus 4:22-23

"Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD, "Israel is My son, My firstborn.

Exodus 34:16

and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4

"Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons.

Deuteronomy 14:1

"You are the sons of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor shave your forehead for the sake of the dead.

Joshua 23:12-13

"For if you ever go back and cling to the rest of these nations, these which remain among you, and intermarry with them, so that you associate with them and they with you,

2 Samuel 11:2

Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.

Ezra 9:1-2

Now when these things had been completed, the princes approached me, saying, "The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, according to their abominations, those of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians and the Amorites.

Ezra 9:12

'So now do not give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters to your sons, and never seek their peace or their prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your sons forever.'

Nehemiah 13:24-27

As for their children, half spoke in the language of Ashdod, and none of them was able to speak the language of Judah, but the language of his own people.

Job 31:1

"I have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?

Psalm 82:6-7

I said, "You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High.

Isaiah 63:16

For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us And Israel does not recognize us You, O LORD, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Your name.

Malachi 2:11

"Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD which He loves and has married the daughter of a foreign god.

Malachi 2:15

"But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.

John 8:41-42

"You are doing the deeds of your father " They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God."

Romans 9:7-8

nor are they all children because they are Abraham's descendants, but: "THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED."

1 Corinthians 7:39

A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:18

"And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.

2 Peter 2:14

having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;

1 John 2:16

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Genesis 3:6

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Genesis 24:3

and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live,

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