The following are three different versions of Genesis 6:4:
New American Standard Version: The Nephilim were 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.
God's Word Translation: The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, as well as later, when the sons of God slept with the daughters of other humans and had children by them. These children were famous long ago.
King James Version: 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.
Here are three different versions of Numbers 13:33:
New American Standard: There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.
God's Word: We saw Nephilim there. (The descendants of Anak are Nephilim.) We felt as small as grasshoppers, and that's how we must have looked to them.
King James: And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.Cryptic, intriguing... a real "what the !@%*" moment, right?! Sort of like watching an episode of Lost. Who were the Nephilim mentioned in the Holy Bible? Find out when you read my book.
Until next time... here's some saintly beer advice. Head over to your nearest Rock Bottom Brewery and see if they have their newest brew, Fallen Angel Ale, on tap. Since each brewery develops their own beer, it may not be available where you live. We checked out this Belgian Dark Strong Ale over the weekend and it's heavenly. Served in a traditional Belgian style fluted beer glass this sucker is light brown in color, soft and complex, with an unmistakable fruitiness. This Fallen Angel is made with Belgian candy sugar, roasted malts and minimal hops, making for some easy drinkin'. At 7.88% alcohol-by-volume it packs one helluva a punch.
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