Genesis 5
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Descendants of Adam

1-2 God created men and women to be like himself. He gave them his blessing and called them human beings. The following is a list of the descendants of Adam, the first man:

3-4When Adam was 130, he had a son who was just like him, and he named him Seth. Adam had more children 5and died at the age of 930.

6When Seth was 105, he had a son named Enosh. 7Seth had more children 8and died at the age of 912.

9When Enosh was 90, he had a son named Kenan. 10Enosh had more children 11and died at the age of 905.

12When Kenan was 70, he had a son named Mahalalel. 13Kenan had more children 14and died at the age of 910.

15When Mahalalel was 65, he had a son named Jared. 16Mahalalel had more children 17and died at the age of 895.

18When Jared was 162, he had a son named Enoch. 19Jared had more children 20and died at the age of 962.

21When Enoch was 65, he had a son named Methuselah, 22and during the next 300 years he had more children. Enoch truly loved God, 23-24 and God took him away at the age of 365.

25When Methuselah was 187, he had a son named Lamech. 26Methuselah had more children 27and died at the age of 969.

28When Lamech was one 182, he had a son. 29Lamech said, “I'll name him Noah because he will give us comfort,+ as we struggle hard to make a living on this land that the Lord has put under a curse.” 30Lamech had more children 31and died at the age of 777.

32After Noah was 500 years old, he had three sons and named them Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


5.29 Noah … comfort: In Hebrew “Noah” sounds like “comfort.”

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