Genesis 6 verse 3 his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

Genesis 6 verse 3 his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.


Genesis 6:3 (KJV)

3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always “strive” with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.


Strive – Hebrew Strong’s Number: 1777

Hebrew Word: ‏דִּין‎

Transliteration: dîn

English Words used in KJV:

judge 18, plead the cause 2, contend 1, execute 1, plead 1, strife 1

or (Gen. 6:3) duwn, doon; a primitive root [compare <H113> (‘adown)]; to rule; by implication to judge (as umpire); also to strive (as at law) :- contend, execute (judgment), judge, minister judgment, plead (the cause), at strife, strive.

Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.


Brother this verse is one of the most misinterpreted scriptures in the Bible and has nothing to do with the length of a man’s physical life and how long man will live, but the state or fate of man’s soul and spirit, as judged by God.


God has instructed me to be silent until now on this revelation. For too many self-professed believers still need the milk of God’s teachings and are not ready for the strong meat of the Word. And as it happened with Jesus, when gave the strong meat of eating of His flesh and drinking of His blood, many fell away;


John 6:58-61 (KJV)
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.
59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?


John 6:64-66 (KJV)
64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.


God’s revelation of the Holy Spirit spoke that in the same way, because the part of the verse about striving was not understood and was taught as a statement about the length of man’s years. Many will not except this teaching. So, I pray all will seek the Holy Spirit in prayer for their own confirmation and revelation.


As we can see from the Strong’s translation (above). Here in Genesis 6:3 God is simply saying that He Will no longer “strive” with man and man’s salvation if man lives longer than 120 years. At that point the state or fate of our soul and spirit are sealed at that point, and God Will no longer try and save them if they are not already Born again.


And remembering even if we are Born Again, we must endure and overcome the flesh and the world, until we physically die, or Christ comes. For it is Written;


If we are Born Again, we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of “promise”, the earnest of our inheritance “until the redemption of the purchased possession”, our soul and spirit.


Ephesians 1:12-14 (KJV)
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.


For the flesh cannot inherit.


John 6:63 (KJV)
63 It is the spirit that quickens (gives life); the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.


1 Corinthians 15:50 (KJV)
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.


So let us eat and drink of the True Flesh and Blood of Christ. The understand of the strong meat of the Word of God, in both the Letter and the Spirit. And remember we teach and believe God and His Word are the same yesterday today and tomorrow, for eternity. And the scripture bear out many of our forefathers lived long lives and God did not turn away from the righteous. For God spoke this in Genesis 6:3 and then in Genesis 9:29 it is said Noah lived to be 950 years old.


So in this scripture, when taken in context of all of God’s Word. God is establishing a time limit on receiving salvation, being Born Again. A 120 years or death of the flesh.


Rev Dennis Dean Wilson Jr

God’s House of the True Worshiper