Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And LORD said, My spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he also is flesh. Yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years.

New American Standard Bible

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.”

King James Version

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Holman Bible

And the Lord said, “My Spirit will not remain with mankind forever, because they are corrupt. Their days will be 120 years.”

International Standard Version

So the LORD said, "My Spirit won't remain with human beings forever, because they're truly mortal. Their lifespan will be 120 years."

American Standard Version

And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for that he also is flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years.

Amplified

Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive and remain with man forever, because he is indeed flesh [sinful, corrupt—given over to sensual appetites]; nevertheless his days shall yet be a hundred and twenty years.”

Bible in Basic English

And the Lord said, My spirit will not be in man for ever, for he is only flesh; so the days of his life will be a hundred and twenty years.

Darby Translation

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.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah will say, My spirit will not forever be low in man, for that he is flesh and his days were one hundred and twenty years.

King James 2000

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Yahweh said, "My Spirit shall not abide with humankind forever in that he [is] also flesh. And his days [shall be] one hundred and twenty years."

Modern King James verseion

And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, in his erring; he is flesh. Yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the LORD said, "My spirit shall not always strive with man, for they are flesh. Nevertheless I will give them yet space, a hundred and twenty years."

NET Bible

So the Lord said, "My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years."

New Heart English Bible

The LORD said, "My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; yet will his days be one hundred twenty years."

The Emphasized Bible

And Yahweh said - My spirit shall not rule in man to times age - abiding, for that, he also, is flesh, - Yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

Webster

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

World English Bible

Yahweh said, "My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; yet will his days be one hundred twenty years."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jehovah saith, 'My Spirit doth not strive in man -- to the age; in their erring they are flesh:' and his days have been an hundred and twenty years.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the Lord

Usage: 0

My spirit
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

דּוּן דּין 
Diyn 
Usage: 24

with man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

גּם 
Gam 
also, as, even, again, and,
Usage: 761

is flesh
בּשׂר 
Basar 
Usage: 270

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

shall be an hundred
מאיה מאה 
me'ah 
Usage: 581

and twenty
עשׂרים 
`esriym 
Usage: 315

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Genesis 6:3

Context Readings

Prelude To The Flood

2 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. 3 And LORD said, My spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he also is flesh. Yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years. 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days. And also after that, when the sons of God came to the daughters of men, and they bore sons to them, the same were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.


Cross References

Psalm 78:39

And he remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes away, and comes not again.

Nehemiah 9:30

Yet many years thou bore with them, and testified against them by thy Spirit through thy prophets. Yet they would not give ear. Therefore thou gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.

Isaiah 63:10

But they rebelled, and grieved his holy Spirit. Therefore he was turned to be their enemy, [and] himself fought against them.

Jeremiah 11:11

Therefore thus says LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape. And they shall cry to me, but I will not hearken to them.

Acts 7:51

Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers, ye also.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

Do not quench the Spirit.

Numbers 11:17

And I will come down and talk with thee there. And I will take from the Spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them, and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou not bear it thyself alone.

Isaiah 5:4

What could have been done more to my vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, it brought forth wild grapes?

Jeremiah 11:7

For I earnestly protested to your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even to this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.

John 3:6

That which is begotten from the flesh is flesh, and that which is begotten from the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 8:1-13

Consequently nothing is condemnation now to those in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to flesh but according to Spirit.

Galatians 5:16-24

But I say, walk in Spirit and ye will, no, not fulfill a lust of flesh.

1 Peter 3:18-20

Because Christ also once suffered for sins, a righteous man for unrighteous men, so that he might bring you to God. Having indeed been killed in flesh, but made alive in spirit,

Jude 1:14-15

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men, saying, Behold, Lord came with his holy myriads,

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