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The Nephilim[a] were on the earth at that time[b] (and also immediately afterward), when those divine beings[c] were having sexual relations with[d] those human women,[e] who gave birth to children for them. These children[f] became the heroes and legendary figures of ancient times.[g]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 6:4 MT reads The Fallen Ones; LXX and Aram. read Giants; cf. Num 13:33
  2. Genesis 6:4 Lit. earth in those days
  3. Genesis 6:4 Or after, the sons of God
  4. Genesis 6:4 Lit. beings went in to
  5. Genesis 6:4 Lit. with Adam’s daughters
  6. Genesis 6:4 The Heb. lacks children
  7. Genesis 6:4 Lit. heroes of ancient times, men of renown

The Nephilim(A) were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans(B) and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.(C)

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