Author: Michele at ScriptureStudy.Guide
Posted: March 26, 2022. September 29, 2022.
The mistranslation of Genesis 6:4 has caused some serious doctrinal problems that, when combined with the book of 1 Enoch and other commentaries, has some bible teachers and scholars expecting the great tribulation to look like a bad science-fiction movie.
This essay includes word studies on the dragon, devil, serpent and Satan and how they interact with and affect mankind. Nephilim, Raphaim, giants, the goat-man, fallen angels and Lucifer will be studied as well, using only God’s inspired Word that He has preserved for us.
Genesis 6:4 (KJV) with the Strong’s reference numbers reads as follows:
There wereH1961 giantsH5303 in the earthH776 in thoseH1992 days;H3117 and alsoH1571 afterH310 that,H3651 whenH834 the sonsH1121 of GodH430 came inH935 untoH413 the daughtersH1323 of men,H120 and they bareH3205 children to them, the sameH1992 became mighty menH1368 whichH834 were of old,H4480 H5769 menH376 of renown.H8034
Here is another accurate translation based on the original Hebrew text:
There were giants/tyrants in the earth in those days and after those days. Those days were when the sons of rulers/gods (godless men of stature) came unto the daughters of men (having a righteous seed) and they begat. These mighty men (the giants; the “gods”) were of old, men of renown.
Lost in Translation
Here are 3 points to note regarding the poor English translation of God’s true inspired word in Genesis 6:4:
1) H430 translated “of God” here is hugely incorrect. The word elohim is a PLURAL meaning more than one god. It can also mean ruler. It can be the evil elohim or the holy Elohim. While the word is often correctly translated “God,” we see in the context of Genesis 6:4 that these are the pagan gods who started off as wicked tyrannical human beings but their legacy lived on in Greek mythology. They were preordained to wickedness (Jude 4).
2) H5303 is translated as “giants” but can also mean “tyrant.” The tyrannical giants were the “gods” (human rulers) who had the wicked sons who mated with women. H5303 is the word nāp̄îl that is pronounced “nepheel.” “Nephilim” is NOT a race of beings with a different genetic makeup… “nepheel” just means tyrannical rulers.
3) Strong’s H1992 is supposed to cover this entire phrase: “children to them, the same.” That word H1992 only means “those or them.” It is referring to “Those mighty men of old.”
But sons of God are the Redeemed
Yes, 1 John 3:1-3 tells us that everyone who has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ are God’s sons. Context of scripture is vital. We see in this verse, Genesis 6:4, that “the sons of gods” were descendants of the “giants/rulers; mighty men of old.” The sons of God are not the men of old who were ordained to condemnation.
Giants, Men of Renown
Jude 4 tells us “…there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men,…”
Genesis 4:6 says these giants/tyrannical rulers were the “mighty men of old, men of renown.”
THESE GIANTS/TYRANTS WERE HUMAN MEN…. the wicked created by God for the day of evil (Proverbs 16:4)…. those whose spirit-father is the evil elohim which is Satan who is the devil, dragon and serpent (John 8:44, Revelation 12:9 & 20:2).
Who are the Mighty Men of Old?
Genesis 4:16-24 tells us who they are. They are NOT fallen angels.
Like Esau, Cain was created to be a vessel of wrath fit for destruction before he was ever in Eve’s womb. His father is the devil (John 8:44).
Cain was banished from his parents’ land and went to dwell in the land of Nod. It is believed that those in Nod were also the wicked offspring of Adam and Eve after they fell (Adam lived for 930 years). Cain met his wife in Nod and their offspring became the rulers, giants, tyrants, mighty men of old, men of renown. They are as follows:
Cain was the builder of cities. He built the first city and named it after his son, evil Enoch.
Cain’s great-great-great-great grandson Lamech had sons who created the worldly things that made up Babylon:
Jabal was the father of house construction and cattle/meat production.
Jubal was the father of musicians and the creator of musical instruments, specifically the harp and the organ, the strings and the keys.
Tubalcain was the father of metal-working. He was the instructor of every artificer/metal-worker of brass and iron.
Now the book of 1 Enoch will have you believe that “fallen angels” were responsible for coming up with these acts, but we see here that is not the case. These were incredibly intelligent human men from a wicked lineage.
The Book of 1 Enoch
1 Enoch was first printed and released to the public in the 1821 without our having access to the original text. This was after a great reset when the end-times biblical narrative began to be skewed — Darby flooded the U.S. with dispensationalist false doctrines in the 1830’s.
The book of 1 Enoch disappeared in 800 AD and was considered lost until 1773 (source) when they were planning the great reset — this was the time when the Deist founding “fathers” of the United States were taking the Americas away from the true Christians/Puritans and the Indians. 1 Enoch was released shortly after in 1821 to push fraudulent propaganda that distorts biblical accounts into something resembling a sci-fi movie. This is all a plan of the Jesuits to eventually usurp control of the entire world (details toward the bottom of this article).
Mingling With The Seed Of Men
Daniel 2:43 says, “And whereasH1768 thou sawestH2370 ironH6523 mixedH6151 with miryH2917 clay,H2635 they shallH1934 mingle themselvesH6151 with the seedH2234 of men:H606 but they shallH1934 notH3809 cleaveH1693 oneH1836 toH5974 another,H1836 even asH1888 H1768 ironH6523 is notH3809 mixedH6151 withH5974 clay.”H2635
This verse sounds like something other worldly is breeding with human beings, but that is not what the sources within the Blue Letter Bible explains about the original text.
The word “seed” means “posterity, fruits.” Eve referred to Seth as being the seed that replaced righteous Abel (Genesis 4:25-26). Genesis 3:15 tells us there is the “seed of man/woman” and the “seed of the serpent/devil/Satan.” This explains that the “seed of men” are those who God calls to His Son (but He chooses few of them). The seed of men is Abel’s righteous lineage, and the seed of the serpent is Cain’s wicked lineage.
The phrase “with miry” just means “clay.” The word “clay” means “earthenware;vessel.”
The phrase “mingle themselves” is the Hebrew word arab which is where the Arab race derived its name. It literally means co-mingle which they have done with Rome/the Roman Catholic Church in earth’s last kingdom (details here).
Rome/the Roman Catholic Church is the iron and the Arabs/Islam is the clay.
We know both of these groups are evil because the stone of God’s kingdom destroys them both on the last day (Daniel 2:44-45).
This verse, Daniel 2:43, helps to clarify that neither alien or spiritual beings, nor technology, can produce offspring with human beings. Human beings were created in the image of God which is Spirit (Genesis 1:26-27), but all are fallen. God will call the seed of men to His Son, but the seed of the serpent whose father is the devil were created to be fit for destruction (see God Created Evil and Hell is Not Eternal).
Rephaim and Nephilim
The misinterpretation of Genesis 6:4 has caused a serious misinterpretation of Genesis 14:5, leading some to believe the “Rephaim” is a race of people that are half-fallen-angel and half-human.
The word râphâ’ and râphâh (Rephaim) means “in the sense of invigorating” which is from the root word meaning “to mend by stitching.” It is a proper gentilic noun which is a tribe of human men… no where does it state that they have other worldly DNA. A “Rephaim” from another location, or râphâ’ and râphâh, is called the “bayth rapha” — this is an actual Israelite which is 100% human — see Strong’s H1051.
In some bible translations, the word nephı̂yl and nephil is translated as “Nephilim.” This is the same word as “giants” in Genesis 6:4 — see Strong’s H5303. It means a fallen man, a bully or tyrant — Strong’s calls it “giant” which is a man of position and stature. It is a masculine noun but not a proper noun which would be a tribe.
Naphil is not a tribe like the rapha, but are all men from different areas who were the men of old ordained to condemnation. The human translators have used that word “giant” — in actuality, they are “mighty men” and “tyrannical rulers” not some other-worldly race.
The words that are italicized in the Strong’s are just like the italicized words in the KJV bible — they are not in there in the original text but were added by fallible men.
The Tall Giants
When God created man, we were taller and much more intelligent than the short, dumbed-down humans that we are now — we have regressed over the millennia due to our sinful flesh residing in a cursed earth. It doesn’t take fallen angel DNA to create very tall men — God created them. Adam was the FIRST man who was over 9 feet tall, and all other races originated from Him. It is not unbelievable that a giant-gene was present within Adam’s DNA.
The use of the terms “Raphaim” and “Nephilim” makes it appear that there are other kinds of men walking this earth that are not 100% human. This is a grave error. The tall men were human beings too, just another race who were taller and created to be wicked.
But The Goat-Man?
Leviticus 17:7 is being used to support the idea that there was a half man-half goat walking among men. H8163 — The word śāʿîr means “hairy” as an adjective, and “devil” as a masculine noun. It only means “goat” when it’s talking about an actual goat animal.
In Lev. 17:7, śāʿîr is used as a masculine noun which is a “name for their idol.” Their idol may have been half-goat because the man-god behind it was hairy like Esau… and the man god may have worn a goat mask, or they chose the goat image because of the hairy man-god. We know Esau wasn’t an actual half-goat. But Esau was hated by God because he was wicked.
2 Chronicles 11:15 is also referred to as a source for there being a half-man half-animal kind. However, this verse is also referring to idols that were fashioned by hand (devils and calves) and not an actual living creature that walks among men.
There are no human-animal or human-angel hybrids according to the inspired word of God. The scriptures have to be severely twisted to fit the narrative of 1 Enoch, a book that wasn’t even released until 1827 when the false doctrines of dispensationalism were also poured into the churches — this is no coincidence. 1 Enoch is being used to propagate wild fables and distract from God’s truths.
Angels Cannot Procreate
Matthew 22:30 tells us that the angels in heaven are like people who will neither marry nor be given in marriage. They do not form couple bonds nor have children. No celestial being or other-worldly beings took human wives for themselves.
The fallen angels lost their habitation (infallible bodies) when they left their first estate (heaven) — see Jude 1:6. They are now invisible spirits that are bound in the lower chamber of Hades (2 Peter 2:4).
Infallible bodies are spiritual and reserved for those of a righteous spirit who reside in heavenly realms. Humans were created in the image of God. Neither human flesh, sperm, or infallible bodies were given to the fallen angels when they were cast down to the earth.
The Fallen Angels Were Bound
Satan and his deception caused a third of the angels in heaven to be cast down to the earth (Revelation 12:4-10). But like Satan who is bound during this church age, the fallen angels are bound too.
2 Peter 2:4 says “God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell [Tartaroo, deepest abyss of Hades], and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;” Hades is the holding place of invisible wicked spirits.
When using the Strong’s, this verse actually says that “God incarcerated the angels that sinned in Hades and committed them into chains/bindings of darkness to be held fast unto judgment.” This happened at the cross due to the shed blood of Jesus Christ that will allow God to reconcile all those in heaven and in earth unto Himself (Colossians 1:20).
Jude 6 tells us when the angels’ judgment is. It says, “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” (Note that “everlasting” here is an age with an end and not an eternity… it will end on the “great (last) day” – see this article for the study on forever versus eternal.)
The “great day” is the last day — the battle of Armageddon with the casting into the lake of fire and the great white throne judgment. The fallen angels who are bound are probably spirits who indwelt (or will soon indwell) those men of the beast and false prophet systems — they begin to be released during the 5th trumpet and could be the locusts from the smoke which is darkness/deception (Revelation 9:1-12). We are told they will be cast alive into the lake of fire “forever and ever” (this is multiple ages of time called an “everlasting age”).
Colossians 1:20 may give us a clue as to what happens after the period of “forever and ever”:
“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.“
The word “things” in that verse is “them” or “those” in the original language (Strong’s G3588). God is going to re-establish a relationship with those in earth and those in heaven.
Fallen Angels will be Released
The fallen angels begin to be released during the 5th trumpet with the loosing of Abaddon/Apollyon from the bottomless pit (Revelation 9:1-2,11) — we have learned that they are spirits without infallible bodies and without human flesh.
The army of 200 million that will gather during the 6th trumpet and 6th vial for the battle of Armageddon just may include the fallen angel spirits (Revelation 9:16) which appear to be the “spirits of devils” in Revelation 16:14. I do believe these fallen angel spirits will indwell wicked human beings just like Satan will indwell a man during the final 42 months (see this article for details).
We are told it will be a time of affliction/tribulation like this world has never seen since creation, nor ever will be again (Mark 13:19) — we’ve seen mass genocide by human men giving in to their devils (in the first few hundred years of the church age), but what this earth has NEVER seen, and will never see again, is the power of the fallen ones in mankind which will bring about the destruction of the entire world.
Identifying the Spiritual Principalities
There is no interbreeding between mankind and any celestial beings. THIS IS A GREAT DECEPTION perpetuated on mankind to divert attention from our own wickedness of flesh and place it onto some hybrid race. The principalities that we fight are spiritual and they reside inside fallen mankind.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.Ephesians 6:12
The spiritual principalities that we war with are not tangible. They are not hybrid humans. They are strongholds/unseen evil spirits that our sinful flesh wars with, and that uses the bodies of other human beings to attack God’s people.
As soon as you clean your spiritual house, the demons (temptations) come back and bring 7 friends (Luke 11:24-26; Matthew 12:44-45). Why?… because we live in cursed bodies of sin, and when we are right with God, the wicked flesh seeks to destroy God’s temple which is the agape hearts of the redeemed (Ezekiel 36:26; Hebrews 8:10).
Satan wants our hearts to grow cold and to hate — without an agape heart of pure love for the brethren, Jesus does not know you. Paul says, “Though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge … but have not love, I am nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:2).
Satan is in Our Flesh
Satan is a real spiritual being with a real satanic kingdom. The evil that he is are devils, and they reside inside our carnal, fallen flesh.
Galatians 5:17 tells us, “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh;” The adversary of our Spirit is our flesh.
1 Peter 5:8 tells us that our adversary is the devil who is the dragon, serpent and Satan (Revelation 12:9, 20:2).
Satan is in our physical flesh — he is not separate from what is physical fallen man. God is in our spiritual agape hearts (the new hearts He gave us) and in our mind/thoughts where He has written His laws.
In other words, Satan does not exist in God’s temple, New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-4). Satan’s spiritual devils do exist in our carnal flesh; his spiritual powers do not exist in our spiritual hearts.
When we die to self daily, we die to the physical flesh (Romans 8:13, 1 Corinthians 15:31). When we take up our cross daily, we are denying our flesh and everything that it wants (Matthew 10:38). Jesus instructed us to do this daily because battling with our flesh is an on-going process as long as we are on this earth (Luke 9:23).
“And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34).
Jim Brown with Grace and Truth Ministries has some great teachings on our adversary, Satan, being in our flesh. You can find them on YouTube here.
Revelation 12:9 and 20:2 tells us that the dragonG1404, the serpentG3789, the devilG1228, and SatanG4567 are all the same entity. While a few instances of these words are “masculine nouns” which is a person or thing/idea/power, none of them are a proper noun which denotes the name of a person.
The evil that walks among men have neuter genders — these are devils in our flesh. Satan is a masculine gender and is restrained in the abyss during this church age (see this article: “Millennial Reign – The Thousand Years”).
A NOUN is a person, place, thing or idea.
The numbers that start with “G” or “H” are Strong’s Concordance numbers that coincide with the Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries in the back of the book.
The word “Devil”
The word devil is used to describe 4 different Greek words in the new testament. It can be found 61 times in 57 verses in the KJV bible. They are as follows:
G1228 is diabolos which is an ADJECTIVE. An adjective describes something. It comes from a root word meaning a traducer which is “an accuser” and a “slanderer.” The spirit of diabolos causes men to falsely accuse God’s elect of wrong doing, and also causes us to talk down to ourselves. This is not a person, thing or idea, but is only a description of what a bad spirit does.
G1140 is daimonion which is a neuter noun — it is A THING that means “a demonic being; devil; god.” It is an unseen spirit power of a bad nature referred to as a devil. This is not a person, but a POWER…. this is a stronghold and the types of them are endless.
G1142 is daimōn which is a genitive singular neuter noun — this is a THING and not a person. It means “a supernatural spirit/devil” of a bad nature; the demon of strongholds. It is from the root word daio which means “to distribute fortunes” — this is where the false gospel of prosperity comes from.
G1139 is daimonizomai which is a VERB that is from G1142. It means “being exercised by a demon” which means “under the control of a devil.” This devil spirit causes us to give in to strongholds and/or falsely accuse the brethren or ourselves.
These devils/demons are spirits inside our carnal flesh. They are the adversary of our Spirit (Galatians 5:17). When Jesus drove out a demon, most of them were a stronghold of the flesh. For example, an addict losing the desire of the object of his addiction after repentance — this is a demon being cast out of him. The more obedient we are to God’s laws, the more demons he will remove from us. A DEMON IS A STRONGHOLD.
The demons that come at you from outside your body will come via other human beings who are being overtaken by their own devils due to serving the world.
I have heard stories of people being physically thrown about by an invisible force or a black image that felt evil, but they were always alone when it happened, and it often came with sleep paralysis. I’ve also heard one credible account from a guy being thrown about by a demon that he could see. These attacks happened to unbelievers and the unconverted and stopped once they repented and received Christ. My personal belief is that their very real experience was a vivid dream that God used to bring them to His Son – such experiences that I am aware of brought the persecuted to Jesus Christ.
Since the cross when Jesus’ sacrifice bound Satan and his angels, these devils can only come at us through carnal flesh (our own or someone else’s).
The word “Satan”
The word Satan is used 56 times in 49 verses in the KJV bible.
H7854 — Every old testament use of “Satan” is only one Hebrew word which is ́sâṭân. It is a masculine noun which is a male person or thing/power. It is from the root word meaning attack and means “an opponent; an adversary.” This is THE PERSON Satan who roamed to and fro on the earth before the cross (Job 1:7) — Satan is spiritual and not tangible/physical.
G4567 — This new testament word is Satanas and is a genitive singular masculine noun which is a male PERSON (this person is not tangible/physical). “Genitive” means it shows possession. We see this Greek word has the same meaning as the Hebrew word — it means “the accuser” which is the person Satan who is currently restrained in the abyss (see this article for details).
G4566 — this word is only used one time in the KJV in 2 Corinthians 12:7. It is the word sat-an’. I cannot find the part of speech of this word because most translations have G4567 in this verse instead of G4566. It’s Hebrew origin means “opponent” so it is a devil/bad spirit. If it were a masculine noun, the KJV should have used G4567 here, but didn’t. So in this verse, Paul is wrestling with a devil of the flesh – persecutions coming from within and without – and not a message from Satan himself (because Satan is BOUND in the bottomless pit during the new testament gospel era).
See how the English translators of our bibles are hiding the devils that are in our own flesh?… devils that attack us the most when our spiritual houses are clean? The false gospel tells us that if we are prospering in this world, then we are not affected by devils — that is deception!
The true gospel puts us through a narrow gate where we have to carve our way down a difficult path (Matthew 7:14) — this is a daily battle with our flesh that will earn us a crown of righteousness on the last day (2 Timothy 4:7-8).
Half of the church had lamps (light/gospel) WITH OIL (the Holy Spirit) at one time, but they let their oil run out so when Jesus came, He told them “I never knew you” (Matthew 25:1-13). Without an agape heart where the Holy Spirit resides, we have absolutely nothing (1 Corinthians 13:2).
The word “Dragon”
The word dragon is used 19 times in 18 verses in the KJV bible. It is primarily used in the book of Revelation but is mentioned in Nehemiah, Isaiah, Psalms, Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
Old testament: H8577 is two different words, tannı̂yn and tannı̂ym, which means “to elongate; a monster.” It is translated as monster, serpent, dragon and whale in English translated bibles. It is a masculine noun. This word is used as a literal reptile (Exodus 7:9-10) and metaphorically as a whale (Job 7:12, Ezekiel 32:2). This is a masculine power at work (a thing or idea) and not a person.
New testament: G1404 is drakōn from the word derkomai which means “to look; to fascinate.” It is a masculine noun. Revelation 20:2 tells us that drakon is the same being as SatanG4567. So the dragon which is Satan will fascinate or mesmerize (trick) the wicked people of the earth and will do this through men (the Antichrist man of sin, the son of perdition, throughout history has been human men in the office of the Papacy who are controlled by Satan).
The word “Serpent”
The word serpent is used 40 times in 36 verses. It is used in place of 3 different words in the old testament and is one word in the new testament.
H5175 is from the root word H5172 which means “hiss” or “enchant.” It is a masculine noun. This was the serpent that was speaking with Eve in the garden.
H8577 is actually two different words: tannı̂yn and tannı̂ym which means “to elongate; a monster.” It is translated as monster, serpent, dragon and whale in English translated bibles. It is a masculine noun. Here we see this word used as a literal reptile (Exodus 7:9-10) and metaphorically as a whale (Job 7:12, Ezekiel 32:2). This is a masculine power at work (a thing or idea) and not a person.
H8314 is a VERB taken from the root word H8313 which means burning. It is only used twice as a “fiery serpent” (Isaiah 14:29, Numbers 21:8). One use of this verb is explained by biblical commentators as being a literal serpent that was probably copper-colored, but this word is a verb and not a noun, so that isn’t correct. The other use of this word is explaining the fruits of evil.
G3789 is the only use of the word “serpent” in the new testament. It is a masculine noun taken from the root word G3700 which is “the idea of sharpness of vision; to gaze.” This idea goes back to what the dragon does which is “fascinate and mesmerize.” This word could also be a sly, cunning person — we know in this case that is Satan’s spirit power.
So Who is Lucifer?
Lucifer is a fallen angel and is mentioned only ONE time in scripture. He is not Satan which is the dragon, serpent and devil.
HowH349 art thou fallenH5307 from heaven,H4480 H8064 O Lucifer,H1966 sonH1121 of the morning!H7837 how art thou cut downH1438 to the ground,H776 which didst weakenH2522 H5921 the nations!H1471
The word “Lucifer” is hêylêl which means “brightness.” He is a son of the dawn (or when the day springs) which means light. But he turned his ways (fell) so was cast down to the ground which weakened (overthrew, decayed) mankind.
These fallen ones come looking like the light of Christ, but their intentions toward humans are pure evil.
The world is hiding Satan from us. We cannot fight an enemy if we do not know who that enemy is — it primarily resides in our fallen, carnal flesh.
Our cursed flesh is full of devils. This is why God’s word tells us we must die to self and to the world, repent, and take up our cross daily (Mark 8:34). We must die to self and what the self wants or the demons will re-occupy our hearts, turn it to stone, and multiply (Luke 11:24-26; Matthew 12:44-45).
God created evil men, those men of renown, the tyrants and giants of the earth for His power and glory. To make sense of why a God who is loving and good would do such a thing, please see my article God Created Evil. God desires that we understand and know Him (Jeremiah 9:24).
The spiritual kingdom is becoming very real in these last days, but God has adequately provided us with all of the armor we will need to overcome in Jesus Christ! See my article Never Be Without Your Armor.
God did not tell us to READ to show ourselves approved, but to STUDY to show ourselves approved (2 Timothy 2:15). Look up God’s inspired Word using the Strong’s and Interlinear bibles — do not trust the fallible human translators of any bible version. A “how-to” can be found here.
May God’s mercy, grace, love, peace and joy be with us all in Christ Jesus… amen.
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