SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:3 Â¶ Y dijo el SEÑOR: No contenderá mi espíritu con el hombre para siempre, porque ciertamente él es carne; mas serán sus días ciento veinte años.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 6:3 Verse 3. My spirit shall not always strive] It is only by the influence of the Spirit of God that the carnal mind can be subdued and destroyed; but those who wilfully resist and grieve that Spirit must be ultimately left to the hardness and blindness of their own hearts, if they do not repent and turn to God. God delights in mercy, and therefore a gracious warning is given. Even at this time the earth was ripe for destruction; but God promised them one hundred and twenty years' respite: if they repented in that interim, well; if not, they should be destroyed by a flood. See on ""ver. 5""
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-7 - The most remarkable thing concerning the old world, is the destroying of it by the deluge, or flood. We are told of the abounding iniquity of that wicked world: God's just wrath, and his holy resolution to punis it. In all ages there has been a peculiar curse of God upon marriage between professors of true religion and its avowed enemies. The evi example of the ungodly party corrupts or greatly hurts the other Family religion is put an end to, and the children are trained u according to the worldly maxims of that parent who is without the fea of God. If we profess to be the sons and daughters of the Lor Almighty, we must not marry without his consent. He will never give his blessing, if we prefer beauty, with, wealth, or worldly honours, to faith and holiness. The Spirit of God strove with men, by sending Enoch, Noah, and perhaps others, to preach to them; by waiting to be gracious, notwithstanding their rebellions; and by exciting alarm an convictions in their consciences. But the Lord declared that his Spiri should not thus strive with men always; he would leave them to be hardened in sin, and ripened for destruction. This he determined on because man was flesh: not only frail and feeble, but carnal an depraved; having misused the noble powers of his soul to gratify his corrupt inclinations. God sees all the wickedness that is among the children of men; it cannot be hid from him now; and if it be no repented of, it shall be made known by him shortly. The wickedness of people is great indeed, when noted sinners are men renowned among them Very much sin was committed in all places, by all sorts of people. An one might see that the wickedness of man was great: but God saw tha every imagination, or purpose, of the thoughts of man's heart, was onl evil continually. This was the bitter root, the corrupt spring. The heart was deceitful and desperately wicked; the principles wer corrupt; the habits and dispositions evil. Their designs and device were wicked. They did evil deliberately, contriving how to do mischief There was no good among them. God saw man's wickedness as one injure and wronged by it. He saw it as a tender father sees the folly an stubbornness of a rebellious and disobedient child, which grieves him and makes him wish he had been childless. The words here used ar remarkable; they are used after the manner of men, and do not mean tha God can change, or be unhappy. Does God thus hate our sin? And shal not we be grieved to the heart for it? Oh that we may look on Him who we have grieved, and mourn! God repented that he had made man; but we never find him repent that he redeemed man. God resolves to destro man: the original word is very striking, `I will wipe off man from the earth,' as dirt or filth is wiped off from a place which should be clean, and is thrown to the dunghill, the proper place for it. God speaks of man as his own creature, when he resolves upon his punishment. Those forfeit their lives who do not answer the end of their living. God speaks of resolution concerning men, after his Spiri had been long striving with them in vain. None are punished by the justice of God, but those who hate to be reformed by the grace of God.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 יהוה 3068 לא 3808 ידון 1777 רוחי 7307 באדם 120 לעלם 5769 בשׁגם 1571 הוא 1931 בשׂר 1320 והיו 1961 ימיו 3117 מאה 3967 ועשׂרים 6242 שׁנה׃ 8141