5 This is the book (the written record, the history) of the generations of the offspring of Adam. When God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.
2 He created them male and female and blessed them and named them [both] Adam [Man] at the time they were created.
3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, after his image; and he named him Seth.
4 After he had Seth, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.
5 So altogether Adam lived 930 years, and he died.
6 When Seth was 105 years old, Enosh was born.
7 Seth lived after the birth of Enosh 807 years and had other sons and daughters.
8 So Seth lived 912 years, and he died.
9 When Enosh was 90 years old, Kenan was born to him.
10 Enosh lived after the birth of Kenan 815 years and had other sons and daughters.
11 So Enosh lived 905 years, and he died.
12 When Kenan was 70 years old, Mahalalel was born.
13 Kenan lived after the birth of Mahalalel 840 years and had other sons and daughters.
14 So Kenan lived 910 years, and he died.
15 When Mahalalel was 65 years old, Jared was born.
16 Mahalalel lived after the birth of Jared 830 years and had other sons and daughters.
17 So Mahalalel lived 895 years, and he died.
18 When Jared was 162 years old, Enoch was born.
19 Jared lived after the birth of Enoch 800 years and had other sons and daughters.
20 So Jared lived 962 years, and he died.
21 When Enoch was 65 years old, Methuselah was born.
22 Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God after the birth of Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters.
23 So all the days of Enoch were 365 years.
24 And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him].
25 When Methuselah was 187 years old, Lamech was born to him.
26 Methuselah lived after the birth of Lamech 782 years and had other sons and daughters.
27 So Methuselah lived 969 years, and he died.
28 When Lamech was 182 years old, a son was born.
29 He named him Noah, saying, This one shall bring us relief and comfort from our work and the [grievous] toil of our hands due to the ground being cursed by the Lord.
30 Lamech lived after the birth of Noah 595 years and had other sons and daughters.
31 So all the days of [a]Lamech were 777 years, and he died.
32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Genesis 5:31It is now well known that the age of mankind cannot be reckoned in years from the facts listed in genealogies, for there are numerous known intentional gaps in them. For example, as B. B. Warfield (Studies in Theology) points out, the genealogy in Matt. 1:1-17 omits the three kings, Ahaziah, Jehoash, and Amaziah, and indicates that Joram (Matt. 1:8) begat Uzziah, who was his great-great-grandson. The mistaking of compressed genealogies as bases for chronology has been very misleading. So far, the dates in years of very early Old Testament events are altogether speculative and relative, and the tendency is to put them farther and farther back into antiquity.
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