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6:1 Man began to increase on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them.
Vayehi ki-hechel ha'adam larov al-peney ha'adamah uvanot yuledu lahem.
6:2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of man were good, and they took themselves wives from whomever they chose.
Vayir'u beney ha'Elohim et-benot ha'adam ki tovot henah vayikchu lahem nashim mikol asher bacharu.


sons of God
  According to some, these were the fallen angels (Josephus 1:3:1, see note on Genesis 6:4). Others translate this as 'sons of the rulers' or 'judges' (Targum, Rashi. See note on Genesis 3:5). Still others say that the 'sons of God' are the descendants of Seth, while the 'sons of man' are the descendants of Cain (Ibn Ezra).

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