Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified

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

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.

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 And it came to pass when mankind began to multiply on the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took themselves wives of all that they chose. 3 And Jehovah said, My Spirit shall not always plead with Man; for he indeed is flesh; but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.


Cross References

Genesis 4:26

And to Seth, to him also was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah.

Genesis 27:46

And Rebecca said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good should my life do me?

Genesis 39:6-7

And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and took cognizance of nothing with him, save the bread that he ate. And Joseph was of a beautiful form and of a beautiful countenance.

Exodus 4:22-23

And thou shalt say to Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah: Israel is my son, my firstborn.

Exodus 34:16

and thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4

And thou shalt make no marriages with them: thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor take his daughter for thy son;

Deuteronomy 14:1

Ye are sons of Jehovah your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for a dead person.

Joshua 23:12-13

For if ye in any wise go back, and cleave unto the residue of these nations, these that remain among you, and make marriages with them, and come in unto them and they unto you:

2 Samuel 11:2

And it came to pass at evening time that David arose from off his couch, and walked upon the roof of the king's house; and from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful;

Ezra 9:1-2

Now when these things were completed, the princes came to 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, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites;

Ezra 9:12

Now therefore give not your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters to your sons, nor seek their peace or their prosperity for ever; that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.

Nehemiah 13:24-27

And their children spoke half in the language of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

Job 31:1

I made a covenant with mine eyes; and how should I fix my regard upon a maid?

Psalm 82:6-7

I have said, Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High;

Isaiah 63:16

For thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, Jehovah, art our Father; our Redeemer, from everlasting, is thy name.

Malachi 2:11

Judah hath dealt unfaithfully, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the sanctuary of Jehovah which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.

Malachi 2:15

And did not one make them? and the remnant of the Spirit was his. And wherefore the one? He sought a seed of God. Take heed then to your spirit, and let none deal unfaithfully against the wife of his youth,

John 8:41-42

Ye do the works of your father. They said therefore to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one father, God.

Romans 9:7-8

nor because they are seed of Abraham are all children: but, In Isaac shall a seed be called to thee.

1 Corinthians 7:39

A wife is bound for whatever time her husband lives; but if the husband be fallen asleep, she is free to be married to whom she will, only in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Be not diversely yoked with unbelievers; for what participation is there between righteousness and lawlessness? or what fellowship of light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:18

and I will be to you for a Father, and ye shall be to me for sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Peter 2:14

having eyes full of adultery, and that cease not from sin, alluring unestablished souls; having a heart practised in covetousness, children of curse;

1 John 2:16

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

Genesis 3:6

And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a pleasure for the eyes, and the tree was to be desired to give intelligence; and she took of its fruit, and ate, and gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Genesis 24:3

and I will make thee swear by Jehovah, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth, that thou take not a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am dwelling;

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