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Genesis 5

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CHAPTER 5
1This is the book of the generations of Adam, in the day wherein God made man of nought. God made man to the image and likeness of God;
2God formed them male and female, and blessed them, and called the name of them Adam, in the day in which they were formed.
3Forsooth Adam lived an hundred years and thirty, and begat a son to his image and likeness, and called his name Seth.
4And the days of Adam after that he begat Seth were made eight hundred years, and he begat sons and daughters.
5And all the time in which Adam lived was made nine hundred years and thirty, and he was dead.
6And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos.
7And Seth lived after that he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
8And all the days of Seth were made nine hundred and twelve years, and he was dead.
9Forsooth Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan;
10after whose birth Enos lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
11And all the days of Enos were made nine hundred and five years, and he was dead.
12Also Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel.
13And Cainan lived after that he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters.
14And all the days of Cainan were made nine hundred and ten years, and he was dead.
15Forsooth Mahalaleel lived sixty years and five, and begat Jared.
16And Mahalaleel lived after that he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
17And all the days of Mahalaleel were made eight hundred [and] ninety and five years, and he was dead.
18And Jared lived an hundred and two and sixty years, and begat Enoch.
19And Jared lived after that he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
20And all the days of Jared were made nine hundred and two and sixty years, and he was dead.
21Forsooth Enoch lived five and sixty years, and begat Methuselah.
22And Enoch went with God; and Enoch lived after that he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
23And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and five and sixty years.
24And Enoch went with God, and appeared not afterward, for God took him away.
25Also Methuselah lived an hundred and seven and eighty years, and begat Lamech.
26And Methuselah lived after that he begat Lamech seven hundred and two and eighty years, and begat sons and daughters.
27And all the days of Methuselah were made nine hundred and nine and sixty years, and he was dead.
28Forsooth Lamech lived an hundred and two and eighty years, and begat a son;
29and [he] called his name Noah#5:29 This name sounds like the Hebrew for ‘rest’ or ‘relief’., and said, This man shall comfort us of the works and travails of our hands, in the land which the Lord cursed.
30And Lamech lived after that he begat Noah five hundred [and] ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters.
31And all the days of Lamech were made seven hundred [and] seventy and seven years, and he was dead.
32Forsooth Noah, when he was of five hundred years, begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
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1This is the record of Adam's descendants. When God created human beings, he made them to be like him. 2He created them male and female, and blessed them. On the day he created them he called them “human.”#5:2. “Human”: literally, “Adam,” or “man.”
3When Adam was 130, he had a son who was like him, made in his image; and he named him Seth. 4Adam lived another 800 years after Seth was born, and had other sons and daughters. 5Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died.
6When Seth was 105, he had Enosh. 7Seth lived another 807 years after Enosh was born, and had other sons and daughters. 8Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died.
9When Enosh was 90, he had Kenan. 10Enosh lived another 815 years after Kenan was born, and had other sons and daughters. 11Enosh lived a total of 905 years, and then he died.
12When Kenan was 70, he had Mehalalel. 13Kenan lived another 840 years after Mehalalel was born, and had other sons and daughters. 14Kenan lived a total of 910 years, and then he died. 15When Mahalalel was 65, he had Jared. 16After Jared was born, Mahalalel lived another 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 17Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died.
18When Jared was 162, he had Enoch. 19After Enoch was born, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 20Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died.
21When Enoch was 65, he had Methuselah. 22He had a close relationship with God. After Methuselah was born, Enoch lived another 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24Enoch had such a close relationship with God that he didn't die,#5:24. “He didn't die”: supplied for clarity. See Hebrews 11:5. he just wasn't there anymore, because God took him.
25When Methuselah was 187, he had Lamech. 26After Lamech was born, Methuselah lived another 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.
28When Lamech was 182, he had a son. 29He named him Noah,#5:29. “Noah”: associated in meaning with “relief,” “rest,” and “comfort.” with the explanation, “He will provide relief for us from all the hard manual labor we need to do in cultivating the ground the Lord has cursed.” 30After Noah was born, Lamech lived another 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.
32Noah was 500 before he had Shem, Ham, and Japheth.#5:32. From the internal evidence in Genesis it appears Japheth was the oldest and Ham the youngest. Usually siblings are listed in birth order in the Old Testament, though for example Moses, despite being younger than Aaron, is listed first. Here it appears that Shem is considered to be more important, and so is listed first.