Did Angels Marry The Daughters of Men In Genesis 6?
This question comes from Genesis 6:1-5, which states: "Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
And the LORD said, ‘My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years. ' There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."
Jesus answered a question that the Sadducees had on the resurrection in Matthew 22:29, 30 stating, "...you are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven." Jesus stated that angels could not marry nor be given to marriage (Matthew 22:30). The "sons of God" in Genesis 6:1-4 cannot be a reference to angels. It is most likely referring to the righteous lineage of Seth (the sons of God - Genesis 3:15) marrying the wicked lineage of Cain ( "the daughters of men").
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