Parallel Verses

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.

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

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.

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 men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, 2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took for themselves wives of all whom they chose. 3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for certainly he is flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.


Cross References

Genesis 4:26

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

Genesis 27:46

And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these who are of the daughters of this land, why should I want to live?

Genesis 39:6-7

And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and with him knew of nothing more than of the bread which he ate. And Joseph was handsome and well favoured.

Exodus 4:22-23

And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, The LORD hath said thus: Israel is my son, even my firstborn.

Exodus 34:16

or take of their daughters unto thy sons, and when their daughters go fornicating after their gods they shall make thy sons also fornicate after their gods.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4

Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

Deuteronomy 14:1

Ye are the sons of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves nor make any baldness over your eyes for the dead.

Joshua 23:12-13

Because if ye do in any wise go back and cleave unto the remnant of these Gentiles that remain among you and shall make marriages with them and go in unto them and they to you,

2 Samuel 11:2

And it came to pass one evening, that David arose from off his bed and walked upon the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself, and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

Ezra 9:1-2

Now when these things were done, 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 of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites, doing according to their abominations,

Ezra 9:12

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

Nehemiah 13:24-27

and their sons spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and according to the language of each people; for they could not speak in the Jews' language.

Job 31:1

I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I look upon a maid?

Psalm 82:6-7

I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are sons of the most High.

Isaiah 63:16

Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel not acknowledge us; thou, O LORD, art our father; our everlasting Redeemer is thy name.

Malachi 2:11

Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the holiness of the LORD by loving and marrying the daughter of a strange god.

Malachi 2:15

And did he not make one, having in himself abundance of the Spirit? And why one? That he might seek offspring of God. Therefore take heed to your spirit and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

John 8:41-42

Ye do the deeds of your father. Then they said to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

Romans 9:7-8

neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are all sons, but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

1 Corinthians 7:39

The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is free and may be married to whom she will, if it is in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship does righteousness have with unrighteousness? and what communion does light have with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:18

and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Peter 2:14

having their eyes full of adultery, and not knowing how to cease from sin, baiting unstable souls, having their heart exercised in covetous practices; cursed sons,

1 John 2:16

For 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 when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was desirable to the eyes, and a tree of covetousness to understand, she took of its fruit and ate and gave also unto her husband with her; and he ate.

Genesis 24:3

and I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell;

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