By: Robert Serreyn
Question? I’m confused, WHO are the Sons of God in Genesis 6:2?
Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
In scripture unless otherwise indicated by context the Sons of God refer to ALL of the Angelic host that God had created.
As stated in Genesis 6:2 the Sons of God is referring specifically to the Fallen Angels (known as demons) that had rebelled with Satan against God (Revelation 12:4,9) that had once lived on the ORIGINAL Earth (Genesis 1:1, 2, Isaiah, 14:12-14, Ezekiel 28:14,15 Jeramiah 4:23-26) PRIOR to the RE-CREATION of the earth for RE – HABITATION by man. – Genesis 1:3-26.
If you read any commentaries on Genesis 6:2 you will get about just as many CONFUSING INTREPRETATIONS as there are commentaries.
To understand Genesis 6:2 lets’ break it down…
– Sons Of God = Fallen Angels (Known as Demons).
– They were Fair = The word FAIR is the Hebrew word TOWB and it means Beautiful, Physically and Dispositionally (Personality) Attractive.
– Took them= Means to POSSESS, INDWELL, or to TAKE CONTROL OF
– Wives = The word WIVES Should Have Been Translated as WOMEN according to the Hebrew word ISHSHAH which means WOMEN not wives.
To SUMMARIZE Genesis 6:2 in RIGHT UNDERSTANDING…
The Fallen Angels (Sons of God, Demons) SAW how Attractive Physically and Dispositionally (Fair) the Daughters of Men were that they INDWELLED them by POSSESSING and TAKING CONTROL OF them (Took Them Women) in which WHEN these women had children they raised raised these children to be GIANTS IN WICKEDNESS, SIN and EVILNESS and as Genesis 6:4 states these men (Children) were RENOWN in other words WELL KNOWN for their Evil Wicked Sins IN WHICH in consequence brought about the Judgement of God with a Flood – also See my Q & A #330
Genesis 6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Genesis 6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
Genesis 7:17-23 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. (18) And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. (19) And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. (20) Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. (21) And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: (22) All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. (23) And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH