Genesis 6:4-7

Increasing Corruption on Earth

4 The Nephilim 1 were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.

5 b The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every c intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And d the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it e grieved him to his heart. 7 So the Lord said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them."

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 14:2 - 3
    The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 8:21
    And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, t...
    Job 14:4
    Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? ...
    Job 15:14
    What is man, that he can be pure? Or he who is ...
    Psalms 51:5
    Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in...
    Jeremiah 17:9
    The heart is deceitful above all things, and de...
    Matthew 15:19
    For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder...
    Romans 3:23
    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory...
  3. Cross References
    1 Samuel 15:11
    I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me and has not performed my commandments." And Samuel was angry, and he cried to the Lord all night.
    2 Samuel 24:16
    And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, "It is enough; now stay your hand." And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
    Joel 2:13
    And rend your hearts and not your garments." Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.
    Numbers 23:19
    God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
    1 Samuel 15:29
    And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 63:10
    But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them.
    Ephesians 4:30
    And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
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