SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:4 Â¶ Había gigantes en la tierra en aquellos días; y también después que entraron los hijos de Dios a las hijas de los hombres, y les engendraron hijos , éstos fueron los valientes, que desde la antigí¼edad fueron varones de nombre.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 6:4 Verse 4. There were giants in the earth] µylpn nephilim, from lpn naphal, ""he fell."" Those who had apostatized or fallen from the true religion. The Septuagint translate the original word by gigantev, which literally signifies earth-born, and which we, following them, term giants, without having any reference to the meaning of the word, which we generally conceive to signify persons of enormous stature. But the word when properly understood makes a very just distinction between the sons of men and the sons of God; those were the nephilim, the fallen earth-born men, with the animal and devilish mind. These were the sons of God, who were born from above; children of the kingdom, because children of God. Hence we may suppose originated the different appellatives given to sinners and saints; the former were termed gigantev, earth-born, and the latter, agioi, i.e. saints, persons not of the earth, or separated from the earth.
The same became mighty men-men of renown.] myrbg gibborim, which we render mighty men, signifies properly conquerors, heroes, from rbg gabar, ""he prevailed, was victorious."" and µh yna anshey hashshem, ""men of the name,"" anqrwpoi onomastpi, Septuagint; the same as we render men of renown, renominati, twice named, as the word implies, having one name which they derived from their fathers, and another which they acquired by their daring exploits and enterprises.
It may be necessary to remark here that our translators have rendered seven different Hebrew words by the one term giants, viz., nephilim, gibborim, enachim, rephaim, emim, and zamzummim; by which appellatives are probably meant in general persons of great knowledge, piety, courage, wickedness, &c., and not men of enormous stature, as is generally conjectured.
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 הנפלים 5303 היו 1961 בארץ 776 בימים 3117 ההם 1992 וגם 1571 אחרי 310 כן 3651 אשׁר 834 יבאו 935 בני 1121 האלהים 430 אל 413 בנות 1323 האדם 120 וילדו 3205 להם המה 1992 הגברים 1368 אשׁר 834 מעולם 5769 אנשׁי 376 השׁם׃ 8034