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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Genesis 6

1:1 God (a-4) Heb. Elohim , the plural of Eloah , 'the Supreme'. It is Deity in the absolute sense. Elohim will, in the text, appear only in the name of Jehovah Elohim ; moreover, when Elohim following immediately on Jehovah has a grammatical adjunct, its place will be taken by the English word 'God'. see Genesis 9:26 and 24.7. Other Hebrew divine names translated as 'God' will be indicated as follows. Eloah +God; El , (meaning 'The Mighty,' see Genesis 14:18 ), *God. For the meaning of Jehovah, (Heb. Yahveh , or Yehveh ), the ever-existing One, see Exodus 3:14 ,Exodus 3:15 ; Isaiah 40:28 . For Jah , the existing One objectively, see Exodus 15:2 ; Psalms 68:4 . The name seems to express absolute rather than continuous existence. For Adonai (a name of God, not merely a title), translated 'Lord', see Ezekiel 2:4 .

Verse 1

6:1 mankind (e-7) Or 'Man;' and so vers. 2.4, 'men.' See Note to chs. 1.27; 3.12 and cf. ch. 7.21, &c. earth, (f-13) Lit. 'ground.'

Verse 3

6:3 with (g-10) Or 'plead in (or amongst) men.' 'strive in.' Many read 'plead with men in their wandering (or erring), he is flesh.'

Verse 4

6:4 renown. (h-43) Or 'the name,' i.e. who had a peculiar and known name on the earth. Heroes is Gibbor in Heb., meaning 'mighty men.'

Verse 5

6:5 continually. (i-25) Lit. 'the whole day.'

Verse 7

6:7 destroy (k-6) Lit. 'blot,' or 'wipe out.' so ch. 7.4,23.

Verse 9

6:9 history (l-4) Lit. 'these are the generations.' See ch. 2.4. generations. (m-15) Refers to the circle in which Noah moved i.e. his contemporaries, as ch. 7.1; and could read 'in his times.'

Verse 13

6:13 with (n-30) Or 'from.'

Verse 21

6:21 gather (a-11) Lit. 'thou shalt assemble.'

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Genesis 6". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.