Genesis 6:1-4 New International Version

The Wickedness of Mankind

6 1  When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2  the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.

3  Then the Lord said, "My Spirit will not contend with[1] humans forever, for they are mortal[2] ; their days will be a hundred and twenty years."

4  The Nephilim were on the earth in those days-and also afterward-when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.


[1] 6:3 Or "My spirit will not remain in"

[2] 6:3 Or "corrupt"

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