Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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 mankind 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.

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 When men began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of all they desired and chose. 3 Then the Lord said, My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man, for he also is flesh; but his days shall yet be 120 years.


Cross References

Genesis 4:26

And to Seth also a son was born, whom he named Enosh. At that time men began to call [upon God] by the name of the Lord.

Genesis 27:46

Then Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth [these wives of Esau]! If Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth such as these Hittite girls around here, what good will my life be to me?

Genesis 39:6-7

And [Potiphar] left all that he had in Joseph's charge and paid no attention to anything he had except the food he ate. Now Joseph was an attractive person and fine-looking.

Exodus 4:22-23

And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus says the Lord, Israel is My son, even My firstborn.

Exodus 34:16

And you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters play the harlot after their gods and make your sons play the harlot after their gods.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4

You shall not make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give to his son nor shall you take his daughter for your son,

Deuteronomy 14:1

You are the sons of the Lord your God; you shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead,

Joshua 23:12-13

For if you turn back and adhere to the remnant of these nations left among you and make marriages with them, you marrying their women and they yours,

2 Samuel 11:2

One evening David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, when from there he saw a woman bathing; and she was very lovely to behold.

Ezra 9:1-2

Afterward, the officials came to me and said, The Israelites and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, but have committed the abominations of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites.

Ezra 9:12

Therefore, do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons; and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your children always.

Nehemiah 13:24-27

And their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak the Hebrew, but in the language of each people.

Job 31:1

I dictated a covenant (an agreement) to my eyes; how then could I look [lustfully] upon a girl?

Psalm 82:6-7

I said, You are gods [since you judge on My behalf, as My representatives]; indeed, all of you are children of the Most High.

Isaiah 63:16

For [surely] You are our Father, even though Abraham [our ancestor] does not know us and Israel (Jacob) does not acknowledge us; You, O Lord, are [still] our Father, our Redeemer from everlasting is Your name.

Malachi 2:11

Judah has been faithless and dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah [that is, Jewish men] has profaned the holy sanctuary of the Lord which He loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god [having divorced his Jewish wife].

Malachi 2:15

And did not God make [you and your wife] one [flesh]? Did not One make you and preserve your spirit alive? And why [did God make you two] one? Because He sought a godly offspring [from your union]. Therefore take heed to yourselves, and let no one deal treacherously and be faithless to the wife of his youth.

John 8:41-42

You are doing the works of your [own] father. They said to Him, We are not illegitimate children and born out of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

Romans 9:7-8

And they are not all the children of Abraham because they are by blood his descendants. No, [the promise was] Your descendants will be called and counted through the line of Isaac [though Abraham had an older son].

1 Corinthians 7:39

A wife is bound to her husband by law as long as he lives. If the husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she will, only [provided that he too is] in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:18

And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

2 Peter 2:14

They have eyes full of harlotry, insatiable for sin. They beguile and bait and lure away unstable souls. Their hearts are trained in covetousness (lust, greed), [they are] children of a curse [ exposed to cursing]!

1 John 2:16

For all that is in the world -- "the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one's own resources or in the stability of earthly things] -- "these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].

Genesis 3:6

And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate.

Genesis 24:3

And you shall swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I have settled,

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