This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;…
I. THE LONGEVITY OF THE ANTEDILUVIAN RACE.
1. Their longevity might be explained on natural principles.
2. Their longevity was for special ends.
3. Their longevity contributed to their depravity.
II. THE POVERTY OF HUMAN HISTORY. The record of a thousand is in these few verses.
III. THE MATERIALIZING TENDENCIES OF SIN. All that is recorded here of these great men, except Enoch, is that they begat sons and daughters. They thought only of material things.
IV. THE INEVITABLENESS OF MAN'S MORTALITY. It is said of each, "He died." No money can bribe Death, no power avert his blow.
V. THE BLESSEDNESS OF PRACTICAL GODLINESS. "Enoch walked with God."
Parallel VersesKJV: This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;