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Genesis 5Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

The History of Adam’s Family

This is the history of Adam’s[a] family. When God created people, he made them like himself.[b] He created them male and female. And on the same day he made them, he blessed them and called them “humans.”[c]

After Adam was 130 years old, he had another son. This son looked just like Adam.[d] Adam named his son Seth. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. So Adam lived a total of 930 years; then he died.

After Seth was 105 years old, he had a son named Enosh. After Enosh was born, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. So Seth lived a total of 912 years; then he died.

After Enosh was 90 years old, he had a son named Kenan. 10 After Kenan was born, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters. 11 So Enosh lived a total of 905 years; then he died.

12 After Kenan was 70 years old, he had a son named Mahalalel. 13 After Mahalalel was born, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters. 14 So Kenan lived a total of 910 years; then he died.

15 When Mahalalel was 65 years old, he had a son named Jared. 16 After Jared was born, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 17 So Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years; then he died.

18 After Jared was 162 years old, he had a son named Enoch. 19 After Enoch was born, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 20 So Jared lived a total of 962 years; then he died.

21 After Enoch was 65 years old, he had a son named Methuselah. 22 After Methuselah was born, Enoch walked with God for 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 So Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 One day Enoch was walking with God, and he disappeared. God took him.[e]

25 After Methuselah was 187 years old, he had a son named Lamech. 26 After Lamech was born, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 So Methuselah lived a total of 969 years; then he died.

28 When Lamech was 182 years old, he had a son. 29 Lamech named his son Noah.[f] Lamech said, “We work very hard as farmers because God cursed the ground. But Noah will bring us rest.”

30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 So Lamech lived a total of 777 years; then he died.

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

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 5:1 Adam This name means “man” or “people.” It is like the word meaning “earth” or “red clay.”
  2. Genesis 5:1 When God … like himself Literally, “He made him in the image of God.” See Gen. 1:27; 5:3.
  3. Genesis 5:2 humans The Hebrew word means “Adam,” “man,” or “people.”
  4. Genesis 5:3 he had … like Adam Or “he fathered a son in his image and likeness.” In Hebrew this is like Gen. 1:27; 5:1.
  5. Genesis 5:24 Or “Enoch pleased God. Enoch disappeared. God took him.”
  6. Genesis 5:29 Noah This name is like the Hebrew word meaning “to rest,” “to be sorry,” or “comfort.”
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