GENESIS 6:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”

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Genesis 6:6 Translation & Meaning

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And it repented וַיִּנָּ֣חֶם Properly, to sigh, i.e., breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e., (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself) repented
the Lord יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
that כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
he had made עָשָׂ֥ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made
man הָֽאָדָ֖ם Ruddy i.e., a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) man
on the earth, בָּאָ֑רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
and it grieved וַיִּתְעַצֵּ֖ב Properly, to carve; hence (in a bad sense) to worry, pain or anger grieved
him at אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to him at
his heart. לִבּֽוֹ׃ The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything heart

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 6  And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

  • 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.

  • 8  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.




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