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Genesis 6:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And God saw the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt: for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And God beheld the earth, and lo! it had corrupted itself,—surely all flesh had corrupted its way, on the earth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And God seeth the earth, and lo, it hath been corrupted, for all flesh hath corrupted its way on the earth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And when God had seen that the earth was corrupted (for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth),
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And God looked vpon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt: for all flesh had corrupted his way vpon the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the Lord God saw the earth, and it was corrupted; because all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Elohim looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
looked y7200
[7200] Standard
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
upon x7200
(7200) Complement
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the earth, 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
and, behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
it was corrupt; 7843
{7843} Prime
שָׁחַת
shachath
{shaw-khath'}
A primitive root; to decay, that is, (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively).
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
flesh 1320
{1320} Prime
בָּשָׂר
basar
{baw-sawr'}
From H1319; flesh (from its freshness); by extension body, person; also (by euphemism) the pudenda of a man.
had corrupted 7843
{7843} Prime
שָׁחַת
shachath
{shaw-khath'}
A primitive root; to decay, that is, (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively).
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
his way 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the earth. 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 6:11-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 6:12

God looked upon the earth — And was himself an eye — witness of the corruption that was in it, for all flesh had corrupted his way — It was not some particular nations that were thus wicked, but the whole world so; there was none good beside Noah.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
God:

Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Genesis 18:21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
Job 33:27 He looketh upon men, and [if any] say, I have sinned, and perverted [that which was] right, and it profited me not;
Psalms 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, [and] seek God.
Psalms 33:13-14 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. ... From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
Psalms 53:2-3 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were [any] that did understand, that did seek God. ... Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.
Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

for all:

Genesis 6:4-5 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. ... 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.
Genesis 7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Genesis 7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
Genesis 9:12 And God said, This [is] the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that [is] with you, for perpetual generations:
Genesis 9:16-17 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that [is] upon the earth. ... And God said unto Noah, This [is] the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that [is] upon the earth.
Job 22:15-17 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? ... Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?
Luke 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
1 Peter 3:19-20 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; ... Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
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