Genesis 5:27
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New International Version
Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.

King James Bible
And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the days of Methushelah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.

World English Bible
All the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty-nine years, then he died.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the days of Methuselah are nine hundred and sixty and nine years, and he dieth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years - This is the longest life mentioned in Scripture, and probably the longest ever lived; but we have not authority to say positively that it was the longest. Before the flood, and before artificial refinements were much known and cultivated, the life of man was greatly protracted, and yet of him who lived within thirty-one years of a thousand it is said he died; and the longest life is but as a moment when it is past. Though life is uncertain, precarious, and full of natural evils, yet it is a blessing in all its periods if devoted to the glory of God and the interest of the soul; for while it lasts we may more and more acquaint ourselves with God and be at peace, and thereby good shall come unto us; Job 22:21.

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Genesis 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

With, Before, After
'Enoch walked with God,'--GENESIS v. 22. 'Walk before Me.'--GENESIS xvii. 1. 'Ye shall walk after the Lord your God.'--DEUTERONOMY xiii. 4. You will have anticipated, I suppose, my purpose in doing what I very seldom do--cutting little snippets out of different verses and putting them together. You see that these three fragments, in their resemblances and in their differences, are equally significant and instructive. They concur in regarding life as a walk--a metaphor which expresses continuity,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Walking with God. Gen 5:24
Walking with GOD. Gen 5:24 O! for a closer walk with God, A calm and heav'nly frame; A light to shine upon the road That leads me to the Lamb! Where is the blessedness I knew When first I saw the LORD? Where is the soul-refreshing view Of JESUS, and his word? What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! How sweet their memory still! But they have left an aching void, The world can never fill. Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest; I hate the sins that made thee mourn, And drove thee from
John Newton—Olney Hymns

Cross References
Genesis 5:26
After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:28
When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son.

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