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The sons of God marry the daughters of men—Men turn to wickedness, the earth is filled with violence, and all flesh is corrupted—The Flood is promised—God establishes His covenant with Noah, who builds an ark to save his family and various living things.
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
Came to pass …… Daughters were born unto them. To make more children.
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.
Who were the Sons Of God ? Adam Seth’s lineage? Not Cain’s? Does this indicate other nationalities or people not of Adam on the Earth? Who were the daughters of men ? Non religious people? Non-religious daughters? Daughter’s not of Adam? Could this be the first sign of atheism daughters of men that don’t believe in God? Marrying the sons of God?
3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Now we are back to the Lord said. Are God Lord God one and the same or different identities? My spirit shall not always strive with man…..
What is meant by spirit if We were created in his image and likeness what is the spirit of God? And why will it not always be with man?
Definite Spirit : Webster Dictionary
: the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power
: the inner quality or nature of a person
: a person
1: an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms
2: a supernatural being or essence: such as
a capitalized : holy spirit
b : soul
c : an often malevolent being that is bodiless but can become visible; specifically : ghost
d : a malevolent being that enters and possesses a human being
3: temper or disposition of mind or outlook especially when vigorous or animated in high spirits
4: the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person
5a : the activating or essential principle influencing a person acted in a spirit of helpfulness
b : an inclination, impulse, or tendency of a specified kind : mood
6a : a special attitude or frame of mind the money-making spirit was for a time driven back — J. A. Froude
b : the feeling, quality, or disposition characterizing something undertaken in a spirit of fun
7: a lively or brisk quality in a person or a person’s actions
8: a person having a character or disposition of a specified nature
9: a mental disposition characterized by firmness or assertiveness denied the charge with spirit
10a : distillate: such as (1) : the liquid containing ethanol and water that is distilled from an alcoholic liquid or mash — often used in plural (2) : any of various volatile liquids obtained by distillation or cracking (as of petroleum, shale, or wood) — often used in plural
b : a usually volatile organic solvent (such as an alcohol, ester, or hydrocarbon)
11a : prevailing tone or tendency spirit of the age
b : general intent or real meaning spirit of the law
12: an alcoholic solution of a volatile substance spirit of camphor
13: enthusiastic loyalty school spirit
14capitalized Christian Science : god
the spirits of my ancestors
Some religions believe that the same spirit is reincarnated many times in different bodies.
Yoga is very healthy for both body and spirit.
OriginMiddle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, espirit, spirit, from Latin spiritus, literally, breath, from spirare to blow, breathe.
First known use: 13th century
Synonyms: psyche, soul
: to carry (someone or something) away secretly
1: to infuse with spirit; especially : animate hope and apprehension of feasibleness spirits all industry — John Goodman
2: to carry off usually secretly or mysteriously was hustled into a … motorcar and spirited off to the country — W. L. Shirer
The singer was spirited away in a limousine after the show.
Some of the funds had been spirited away to other accounts.
First known use: 1608
Could God’s spirit be something else? Something you can feel.
: to try very hard to do or achieve something
strove\ˈstrōv\ also strived\ˈstrīvd\; striv·en\ˈstri-vən\ or strived; striv·ing\ˈstrī-viŋ\
1: to devote serious effort or energy : endeavor strive to finish a project
2: to struggle in opposition : contend
We must all strive to do better.
She always strives for perfection.
They continue to strive toward their goals.
OriginMiddle English, to quarrel, contend, fight, endeavor, from Anglo-French estriver to quarrel, from estri, estrif strife — more at strife.
First known use: 13th century
Synonyms: bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, labor, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, tug, work
So ” And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man,” so the Lord will not always be there and struggle with man.
he also is flesh ….. So Lord is also flesh like us ,…. or a different kind of flesh ? or just flesh just like us? interesting.
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.
giants in the earth in those days… and after that? where did these giants come from? from Adam and his kids or from some other source? could giants mean spiritual giants and not physical giants?
5 ¶ And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
thoughts of his hearts was only evil! continually ….how close are we are that today?
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
repented the Lord that he had made man on earth! it grieved him to his heart ……. see Lord has a real heart like us.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Lord will destroy man beast, creeping thing, fowls of the air, but what about the fish and trees ? why destroy all because of the evilness of man?
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
first signs of forgiveness and grace by the Lord.
9 ¶ These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Like Adam Noah walked with God! How come Noah and not others got to walk with God?
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
earth was corrupt before God filled with violence. like today or worse?
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
i will destroy them with the earth?
14 ¶ Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
in and out side with pitch
15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
how long is a cubit?
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
Sounds like three doors for each story.
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.
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
Establish a covenant
def : covenant: a usually formal, solemn, and binding agreement : compact …
international law, which depends upon the sanctity of covenants between rulers. — George H. Sabine
far as we know the first of its kind.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
interesting no gay animals
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
must have been a big job!