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Genesis 6:5–6

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth,b and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.c The Lord regrettedd that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.

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Genesis 6:5–6 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

Genesis 6:5–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

Genesis 6:5–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart.

Genesis 6:5–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

Genesis 6:5–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord saw that the human beings on the earth were very wicked and that everything they thought about was evil. He was sorry he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.

Genesis 6:5–6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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

Genesis 6:5–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of Man was great on the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil continually.

And Jehovah repented that he had made Man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.

Genesis 6:5–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Lord saw how evil humans had become on the earth. All day long their deepest thoughts were nothing but evil. The Lord was sorry that he had made humans on the earth, and he was heartbroken.

Genesis 6:5–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

When the Lord saw that man’s wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every scheme his mind thought of was nothing but evil all the time, the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

Genesis 6:5–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

Genesis 6:5–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And Yahweh saw that the evil of humankind was great upon the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was always only evil. And Yahweh regretted that he had made humankind on the earth, and he was grieved in his heart.

Genesis 6:5–6 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

The Lord saw how bad the sins of man had become on the earth. All of the thoughts in his heart were always directed only toward what was evil. The Lord was very sad that he had made man on the earth. His heart was filled with pain.

Genesis 6:5–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.