We may not interpret that the “sons of God” were fallen heavenly beings who were incarnate in order to corrupt humanity by marrying women of this world. We must keep in mind that angels are without sexual orientation (Mt. 22:30). As in Psalm 73:15 (“The generation of your children”) and Deut. 32:5 (“his children”), the reference is to the spiritual “sons of the Living God” (Hs. 1:10). These could be those who were obedient to God; they joined themselves to those who were not of faith (the daughters of men), and thus allowed themselves to be led away into degradation.
My spirit will not struggle: God thus established a deadline that would end his contending (strife) with those who would totally corrupt the world, knowing that a seed line of faith had to be preserved for the coming seed of woman (Gal. 3:16).
Nephilim: The word “giants”some translations are from the Hebrew word ‘nephilim’. Reference is not to men of stature, but to those who are either “fallen ones” or those who fall upon others. They were vicious and dominant people who subjugated civilization by populating the earth through the “daughters of men”, and thus bringing wickedness upon the earth. The result of their wickedness led to the digression of mankind.
· Matthew Henry’s Commentary (Grand rapids: Zondervan publishing House, 1961)
· Angels and the Hierarchy of the Heavenlies. By Eddie Russell FMI
· Angels: elect and Evil by C. Fred Dickason
· Finis Dake’s Annoted reference Bible, p. 63