Genesis 5

Genesis 5

 
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1 This is the history of the descendants of Adam. When God created people,* he made them in the likeness of God.1

2 He created them male and female, and he blessed them and called them "human."*2

3 When Adam was 130 years old, his son Seth was born,* and Seth was the very image of his father.*3

4 After the birth of Seth,* Adam lived another 800 years, and he had other sons and daughters.4

5 He died at the age of 930.

6 When Seth was 105 years old, his son Enosh was born.

7 After the birth of Enosh, Seth lived another 807 years, and he had other sons and daughters.

8 He died at the age of 912.

9 When Enosh was 90 years old, his son Kenan was born.

10 After the birth of Kenan, Enosh lived another 815 years, and he had other sons and daughters.

11 He died at the age of 905.

12 When Kenan was 70 years old, his son Mahalalel was born.

13 After the birth of Mahalalel, Kenan lived another 840 years, and he had other sons and daughters.

14 He died at the age of 910.

15 When Mahalalel was 65 years old, his son Jared was born.

16 After the birth of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years, and he had other sons and daughters.

17 He died at the age of 895.

18 When Jared was 162 years old, his son Enoch was born.

19 After the birth of Enoch, Jared lived another 800 years, and he had other sons and daughters.

20 He died at the age of 962.

21 When Enoch was 65 years old, his son Methuselah was born.

22 After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch lived another 300 years in close fellowship with God, and he had other sons and daughters.

23 Enoch lived 365 years in all.

24 He enjoyed a close relationship with God throughout his life. Then suddenly, he disappeared because God took him.

25 When Methuselah was 187 years old, his son Lamech was born.

26 After the birth of Lamech, Methuselah lived another 782 years, and he had other sons and daughters.

27 He died at the age of 969.

28 When Lamech was 182 years old, his son Noah was born.

29 Lamech named his son Noah,* for he said, "He will bring us relief from the painful labor of farming this ground that the LORD has cursed."5

30 After the birth of Noah, Lamech lived 595 years, and he had other sons and daughters.

31 He died at the age of 777.

32 By the time Noah was 500 years old, he had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

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Notes:

1: Hebrew man.

2: Hebrew man.

3: Or his son, the ancestor of Seth, was born; similarly in 5:6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25.

4: Or After the birth of this ancestor of Seth; similarly in 5:7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26.

5: Noah sounds like a Hebrew term that can mean “relief” or “comfort.”


New Living Translation Bible and Notes used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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