Monday, August 1, 2022

The mighty men

 


Genesis 6:2

King James Version

2 That the sons of God 

saw the daughters of men that they were fair; 

and they took them wives of all which they chose.


How earth had been corrupted in those days.

The pre-flood days.

"Mighty men" resulted from the union of the "sons of God" with the daughters of men.

And here's the result:


Genesis 6:4

King James Version

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.


Genesis 6:4

American Standard Version

4 The [a]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 bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.


Genesis 6:4

Amplified Bible

4 There were Nephilim (men of stature, notorious men) on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God lived with the daughters of men, and they gave birth to their children. These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown (great reputation, fame).


Genesis 6:4

Christian Standard Bible

4 The Nephilim[a] 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.


Genesis 6:4

Complete Jewish Bible

4 The N’filim were on the earth in those days, and also afterwards, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; these were the ancient heroes, men of renown.


Genesis 6:4

Contemporary English Version

4  The children of the supernatural beings who had married these women became famous heroes and warriors. They were called Nephilim and lived on the earth at that time and even later.


Genesis 6:4

Easy-to-Read Version

People Become Evil

6 The number of people on earth continued to increase. When these people had daughters, the sons of God saw how beautiful they were. So they chose the women they wanted. They married them, and the women had their children.

During this time and also later, the Nephilim people lived in the land. They have been famous as powerful soldiers since ancient times.


Genesis 6:4

Evangelical Heritage Version

4 The Nephilim[a] were on the earth in those days. After that, the sons of God went to the daughters of men, who bore children for them. Those became the powerful, famous men of ancient times.


Genesis 6:4

Good News Translation

4 In those days, and even later, there were giants on the earth who were descendants of human women and the heavenly beings. They were the great heroes and famous men of long ago.


Genesis 6:4

Holman Christian Standard Bible

4 The Nephilim[a] 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.


Genesis 6:4

International Children’s Bible

4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days and also later. That was when the sons of God had physical relations with the daughters of men. These women gave birth to children, who became famous. They were the mighty warriors of long ago.


Genesis 6:4

The Message

4 This was back in the days (and also later) when there were giants in the land. The giants came from the union of the sons of God and the daughters of men. These were the mighty men of ancient lore, the famous ones.


Genesis 6:4

New Catholic Bible

4 There were giants upon the earth at this time, as well as afterward. They were the children of the sons of God who married the daughters of men. These were the heroes of times past, men of renown.


Genesis 6:4

New International Reader's Version

4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days. That was when the sons of God went to the daughters of human beings. Children were born to them. The Nephilim were famous heroes who lived long ago. Nephilim were also on the earth later on.


Genesis 6:4

New International Version

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.


Genesis 6:4

New Life Version

4 Very large men were on the earth in those days, and later also, when the sons of God lived with the daughters of men, who gave birth to their children. These were the powerful men of long ago, men of much strength.


Genesis 6:4

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised

4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterwards—when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown.


Bereshis 6:4

Orthodox Jewish Bible

4 HaNefilim were on ha’aretz in those yamim; and also after that, when the bnei HaElohim came in unto the banot HaAdam, and they bore children to them, the same became gibborim which were of old, men of renown.


Genesis 6:4

Wycliffe Bible

4 Soothly giants were on the earth in those days, forsooth after that the sons of God entered [in] to the daughters of men, and those daughters begat; these were mighty of the world and famous men (these were the mighty and famous men of the world).


Genesis 6:4

Young's Literal Translation

4 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.


In SUMMARY, the "mighty" men referred to these:

giants

mighty men which were of old, men of renown

Nephilim

mighty men that were of old, the men of renown

Nephilim (men of stature, notorious men)

mighty men who were of old, men of renown (great reputation, fame)

powerful men of old, the famous men

N’filim

ancient heroes, men of renown

children of the supernatural beings who had married these women

famous heroes and warriors

famous as powerful soldiers since ancient times

powerful, famous men of ancient times

descendants of human women and the heavenly beings

great heroes and famous men of long ago

powerful men of old, the famous men

mighty warriors of long ago

The giants came from the union of the sons of God and the daughters of men

mighty men of ancient lore, the famous ones

children of the sons of God who married the daughters of men

heroes of times past, men of renown

famous heroes who lived long ago

heroes of old, men of renown

Very large men

powerful men of long ago, men of much strength

heroes that were of old, warriors of renown

HaNefilim

bnei HaElohim came in unto the banot HaAdam, and they bore children to them

gibborim which were of old, men of renown

Soothly giants

mighty and famous men of the world

fallen ones

heroes, who, from of old, [are] the men of name

ancient heroes, famous men

Nephilim [L fallen ones

mighty warriors of long ago

These children were famous long ago

heroes and legendary figures of ancient times

great warrior race

mighty warriors

famous heroes, the kind people tell stories about


The "sons of God" were also called father of the "fallen ones", supernatural beings, evil beings from the spirit world, heavenly beings, divine beings, bnei HaElohim.

GOD's anger was so great.

But that's for a future post.


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