Genesis 6:4


“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”
King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations of Genesis 6:4

There were Giants in the earth in those daies: and also after that, when the sonnes of God came in vnto the daughters of men, & they bare children to them; the same became mightie men, which were of old, men of renowme.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Genesis chapter 6

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore {children} to them. Those were the mighty men who {were} of old, men of renown.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There were men of great strength and size on the earth in those days; and after that, when the sons of God had connection with the daughters of men, they gave birth to children: these were the great men of old days, the men of great name.
- Basic English Bible

In those days were the giants on the earth, and also afterwards, when the sons of God had come in to the daughters of men, and they had borne [children] to them; these were the heroes, who of old were men of renown.
- Darby Bible

Now giants were upon the earth in those days. For after the sons of God went in to the daughters of men and they brought forth children, these are the mighty men of old, men of renown.
- Douay Rheims Bible

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them: the same became mighty men, who were of old, men of renown.
- Webster's Bible

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when God's sons came in to men's daughters. They bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
- World English Bible

The fallen ones were in the earth in those days, and even afterwards when sons of God come in unto daughters of men, and they have borne to them -- they [are] the heroes, who, from of old, [are] the men of name.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


gofinsc's comment on 2015-10-04 18:53:41:

Descendants of Cain. Did he have his own babies, or did a female? If a female, where did she come from? Another child of Adam and Eve, or from some other source?


Betruthful's comment on 2015-09-13 13:52:29:

In my thought's and opinion the passage is saying this to me,God kicked satan and his band of misfit's out of heaven, so they know there time to pay the piper is coming. Now they might know how, but not when God is coming to save man from his own self destructing ignorant way's,therefore the angels fallen of course start to do absurd things to any and all things to contaminate the seed of David which is the future blood line of Mary and Joseph,which might I add only make up 23 of the chromosome's 1 Jesus .This is why the term son's of God were sleeping ,marrying ,fornicating and whatever other sinful term you might apply to this 'therefore giant's were the outcome of what they were doing with the daughter's of man. The real truth is when Jesus come's again all thing's both small and great known and unknown , WILL be made known but the evil of the day is sufficient to worry about .Please excuse my grammatical error's and spelling and may the Lord God guide and lead you. Thank you


Alvin Simmons's comment on 2015-09-07 05:59:01:

What causes confusion? Taking away the simplicity that's in Christ Jesus scripture clearly confirm the existence of giants in numerous passages. It is a biblical fact angels take on human form so why not human functions?


KingGeorge86's comment on 2015-08-21 08:05:24:

Giant did exist! Noah was not perfect by deeds but genetically perfect. His blood line had no corruption or genes from these giants or fallen angels . God cleansed the world to make way for Jesus Christ. Our messiah had to be perfect in every way! Especially genetically! I believe giants help build the ark.Read the taboo book of Enoch and decided for yourself


cathy's comment on 2015-08-02 13:49:41:

I believe everything that is written in the is the true word of God.I believe that God created all mankind. That includes giants,the Bible talks about David killing the giant Goliath. So you have to believe giants roamed the earth.


Pastor V's comment on 2015-03-12 05:01:39:

1. There were Giants in the Land: There have been over a thousand discoveries of Giant Human skeletons found in America. I have articles dating back from the 1800s to 1900s. The existence of many Giants is already established. 2. The phrase "After that " indicates that he is adding another section -- The sons of God The followers of God - Adam was called the son of God. Lk. 3:38. God 's people are referred to his children. 1Jn. 3:1-3 The sons of God were the sons of Seth - who were followers of God. See the Chronology. When Seth was born, his descendents "Began to call upon the Lord. " Gen. 4:26. The daughter of men - were the descendents of Cain - those who did not fear God. From this intermarriage, came mighty men. Usually, worldy people are more politically aggressive and seeking power and position. So the texts says, that in the Past there were giants, and from the intermarriage of followers of God and those who didn 't followed God corrupted the world which eventually necessitated the destruction of the world with a flood because nearly everyone was corrupted.


Paul's comment on 2014-11-09 11:37:17:

all these "theories " simply confirm its a load of Bronze Age nonsense that the modern mind is attempting to put meaning to. Anyone that believes this nonsense is better left alone


David Charles Hagert's comment on 2014-09-24 10:55:14:

I really have no ideal just what is being said here? One thing I do know is angels from Heaven did not come down to Earth for sex! That is the Heavens of Gods, that is where also the angels who are with God reside and no where else especially Earth. The angels talked about here are from Earth. We all are sons and daughters of God,some good, some not so good,and these were the latter. Gen 1 26 We all are created in the image of God,so if born in that image we must be sons and daughters of the living God. Now there is evil spirits in the world and they inhabit our human bodies,which is what the Nephilim are. Jesus casting out many demons in his day. This is just my interpretation.


olumide's comment on 2014-08-13 00:16:07:

i strongly believe that the son of GOD that the bible is refering to are the angel of GOD that came down from heaven then the people on earth then dont really know whom they are because by then the world is not yet civilized a lot of them dont even know anything about GOD they only believe that their parent just gave birth to them so compared to dis new world that i know that am a child of GOD because have heard a lot about my father likewise you my reader thanks and GOD bless thats my own opoinion from nigeria


Angie's comment on 2014-07-10 20:50:50:

I totally agree with Gilbert we know Noah was just a man BUT we also know that Noah had his family with him on the ark, Is it possible that a wife or husbands was a Nephilim? Or a product of them, who created more Nephilim after the flood.??.no one has addressed the Annunaki who were also fallen angels.. Question.. I have read the book of Enoch, do you truly consider it a true history of the word of God? Your thoughts?


David's comment on 2014-07-10 12:00:58:

I do not believe in these theories about Nephilim, aliens what not. I feel it is more likely that the term giants are referring to dinosaurs and the sons of God simply referring to the lineage of Seth. Sons of God are anyone who chooses God as their father.


dawn smith's comment on 2014-07-02 15:20:56:

I was wondering if the "sons of God " were from another place, another planet, aliens perhaps, because it refers to "the daughters of man " that would be women of planet earth why doesn 't the bible call the men " sons of man " and there is alleged to have been a giant race of men see Goliath as an example and I think over the years they have found some bones that were huge?????


Chance's comment on 2014-04-02 04:57:24:

Listen, when it talks about Giants in the earth in the bible it 's talking about demons not angels because I guess some may not realize but Hell is in the earth and also are demons and guess what some demons are very big.


pat grosek's comment on 2013-11-22 17:33:52:

who were the sons of God?


tony gamble's comment on 2013-11-18 19:08:35:

I believe the fallen angels were examples of greak mythologey gods, as sons of god pridefull and rebellious hateing man already and taking advantage of the powers and strentgh of angles that are 9 feet tall


tim's comment on 2013-08-03 00:38:59:

I truly believe in the word of God as it is written!! If one is truly saved by the grace of our Lord and Savior JESUS Christ all word that is inspired of God will be revealed in a timely manner to that individual without some else's interpretation through the Comforter who is the Holy Ghost! These things that occurred many a year ago shows that God perfection and his absolute as the supreme ruler of the universe that he spoke into existence. also, his determination to preserve the purity of the jewish linage of Christ maternal side(earthy)by eradicating the fallen ones goal of contaminating his jewish heritage .


Duncan's comment on 2012-12-20 07:13:35:

Am I wrong in thinking that Angels can not reproduce. However, is it being said that when they were kicked out of heaven, did they regain this ability to reproduce?


Curtis's comment on 2011-12-18 08:28:44:

If you look up the word "Giants" it means brute or tyrant. Before & after this scripture God talks about the nature of man & what he thinks about him, so maybe giant could mean someone that wants power & control over others.


Gilbert's comment on 2011-11-07 19:52:30:

It's me again, I meant the kingship descended upon earth before the flood and after!


Gilbert's comment on 2011-11-07 19:34:05:

In Genesis chapter 1-Beasts of the earth(Dinosaurs)and in chapter 2-beasts of the field(mammals of today). In Genesis 6 vs 4; were the fallen angels who fornicated with the daughters of men and procreated GIANTS.In the Septuagint Bible it reads, and they bore them children, these were the giants of old, men of renown. In the Sumerian King's list, the kingship ascended before the flood and after, therfore twice did fallen angels descend upon earth and commited the same sin which equalled the Rephaim after the flood, but, in the book of Enoch,towards the last chapter, it reads that Noah's posterity would produce giants of carnel flesh which equalled the caananites, the amorites etc....etc....


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