Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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."

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.

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 the sons of God saw that the daughters of mankind were beautiful, and they took any they chose as wives for themselves. 3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit will not remain with mankind forever, because they are corrupt. Their days will be 120 years.” 4 The Nephilim were on the earth both in those days and afterward, when the sons of God came to the daughters of mankind, who bore children to them. They were the powerful men of old, the famous men.


Cross References

Psalm 78:39

He remembered that they were only flesh,
a wind that passes and does not return.

Nehemiah 9:30

You were patient with them for many years,
and Your Spirit warned them through Your prophets,
but they would not listen.
Therefore, You handed them over to the surrounding peoples.

Isaiah 63:10

But they rebelled
and grieved His Holy Spirit.
So He became their enemy
and fought against them.

Jeremiah 11:11

“Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I am about to bring on them disaster that they cannot escape. They will cry out to Me, but I will not hear them.

Acts 7:51

“You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit; as your ancestors did, so do you.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

Don’t stifle the Spirit.

Numbers 11:17

Then I will come down and speak with you there. I will take some of the Spirit who is on you and put the Spirit on them. They will help you bear the burden of the people, so that you do not have to bear it by yourself.

Isaiah 5:4

What more could I have done for My vineyard
than I did?
Why, when I expected a yield of good grapes,
did it yield worthless grapes?

Jeremiah 11:7

For I strongly warned your ancestors when I brought them out of the land of Egypt until today, warning them time and time again, ‘Obey My voice.’

John 3:6

Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 8:1-13

Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus,

Galatians 5:16-24

I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

1 Peter 3:18-20

For Christ also suffered for sins once for all,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
that He might bring you to God,
after being put to death in the fleshly realm
but made alive in the spiritual realm.

Jude 1:14-15

And Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied about them:

Look! The Lord comes
with thousands of His holy ones

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