Parallel Verses

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.

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."

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.

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 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. 3 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. 4 Giants were in the earth in these days, and also after that, when the sons of God shall come in to the daughters of man and they shall bring forth to them which are men of old, men of name.


Cross References

Psalm 78:39

And he will remember that they are flesh; a spirit going and not turning back.

Nehemiah 9:30

And thou wilt protract over them many years, and thou wilt testify against them by thy spirit in the hand of thy prophets: and they gave not ear, and thou wilt give them into the hand of the people of the lands.

Isaiah 63:10

They embittered and grieved his holy spirit; and he will turn to them for an enemy; he fought against them.

Jeremiah 11:11

For this, thus said Jehovah, Behold me bringing evil to them which they shall not be able to go forth from it; and they cried to me and I will not hear to them.

Acts 7:51

Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers, also you.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

Quench not the Spirit.

Numbers 11:17

And I came down and I spake with thee there; and I took from the spirit which is upon thee, and I put upon them, and they lifted up with thee in the debt of the people, and thou shalt not lift it up thyself alone.

Isaiah 5:4

What to do more to my vineyard, and did I not in it? wherefore I waited for grapes to be made, and it will make wild grapes.

Jeremiah 11:7

For testifying, I testified to your fathers in the day of my bringing them up out of the land of Egypt, even to this day, rising early and testifying, saying, Hear ye to my voice.

John 3:6

That born of flesh is flesh; and that born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 8:1-13

Therefore now no condemnation to them in Christ Jesus, walking not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Galatians 5:16-24

And I say, Walk in Spirit, and complete not the desire of the flesh.

1 Peter 3:18-20

For Christ also once suffered for sins, the just one for the unjust, that he might bring us near to God, truly put to death in the flesh, and made alive by the Spirit:

Jude 1:14-15

And also of these prophesied Enoch, the seventh from Adam, saying, Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones,

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