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G enesis 5
Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father
19 Lamech married two women. The first was named Adah, and the second
was Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the first of those who raise
livestock and live in tents. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal, the first of all who
play the harp and flute. 22 Lamech’s other wife, Zillah, gave birth to a son
named Tubal-cain. He became an expert in forging tools of bronze and iron.
Tubal-cain had a sister named Naamah. 23 One day Lamech said to his wives,
“Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;
listen to me, you wives of Lamech.
I have killed a man who attacked me,
a young man who wounded me.
If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times,
then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!”
The Birth of Seth
25 Adam had sexual relations with his wife again, and she gave birth to
another son. She named him Seth,* for she said, “God has granted me another
son in place of Abel, whom Cain killed.” 26 When Seth grew up, he had a
son and named him Enosh. At that time people first began to worship the
Lord by name.
The Descendants of Adam
This is the written account of the descendants of Adam. When God
created human beings,* he made them to be like himself. 2 He created
them male and female, and he blessed them and called them “human.”
When Adam was 130 years old, he became the father of a son who was
just like him—in his very image. He named his son Seth. 4 After the
birth of Seth, Adam lived another 800 years, and he had other sons and
daughters. 5 Adam lived 930 years, and then he died.
6 When Seth was 105 years old, he became the father of* Enosh. 7 After the
birth of* Enosh, Seth lived another 807 years, and he had other sons and
daughters. 8 Seth lived 912 years, and then he died.
9 When Enosh was 90 years old, he became the father of Kenan. 10 After the
birth of Kenan, Enosh lived another 815 years, and he had other sons
and daughters. 11 Enosh lived 905 years, and then he died.
12 When Kenan was 70 years old, he became the father of Mahalalel. 13 After
the birth of Mahalalel, Kenan lived another 840 years, and he had other
sons and daughters. 14 Kenan lived 910 years, and then he died.
15 When Mahalalel was 65 years old, he became the father of Jared. 16 After
the birth of Jared, Mahalalel lived another 830 years, and he had other
sons and daughters. 17 Mahalalel lived 895 years, and then he died.
18 When Jared was 162 years old, he became the father of Enoch. 19 After the
birth of Enoch, Jared lived another 800 years, and he had other sons and
daughters. 20 Jared lived 962 years, and then he died.
21 When Enoch was 65 years old, he became the father of Methuselah.
4:25 Seth probably means “granted”; the name may also mean “appointed.” 5:1 Or man;
Hebrew reads adam; similarly in 5:2. 5:6 Or the ancestor of; also in 5:9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25.
5:7 Or the birth of this ancestor of; also in 5:10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26.