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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Genesis 5:1-32

5  This is the book of Adam’s history.* In the day of God’s creating Adam he made him in the likeness of God.+  Male and female he created them.+ After that he blessed them and called their name Man*+ in the day of their being created.+  And Adam lived on for a hundred and thirty years. Then he became father to a son in his likeness, in his image, and called his name Seth.+  And the days of Adam after his fathering Seth came to be eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.+  So all the days of Adam that he lived amounted to* nine hundred and thirty years and he died.+  And Seth lived on for a hundred and five years. Then he became father to E′nosh.+  And after his fathering E′nosh Seth continued to live eight hundred and seven years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.  So all the days of Seth amounted to nine hundred and twelve years and he died.  And E′nosh lived on for ninety years. Then he became father to Ke′nan.+ 10  And after his fathering Ke′nan E′nosh continued to live eight hundred and fifteen years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 11  So all the days of E′nosh amounted to nine hundred and five years and he died. 12  And Ke′nan lived on for seventy years. Then he became father to Ma·hal′a·lel.+ 13  And after his fathering Ma·hal′a·lel Ke′nan continued to live eight hundred and forty years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 14  So all the days of Ke′nan amounted to nine hundred and ten years and he died. 15  And Ma·hal′a·lel lived on for sixty-five years. Then he became father to Ja′red.+ 16  And after his fathering Ja′red Ma·hal′a·lel continued to live eight hundred and thirty years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 17  So all the days of Ma·hal′a·lel amounted to eight hundred and ninety-five years and he died. 18  And Ja′red lived on for a hundred and sixty-two years. Then he became father to E′noch.*+ 19  And after his fathering E′noch Ja′red continued to live eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 20  So all the days of Ja′red amounted to nine hundred and sixty-two years and he died. 21  And E′noch lived on for sixty-five years. Then he became father to Me·thu′se·lah.+ 22  And after his fathering Me·thu′se·lah E′noch went on walking with* the [true] God* three hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 23  So all the days of E′noch amounted to three hundred and sixty-five years. 24  And E′noch kept walking+ with the [true] God.+ Then he was no more, for God* took him.*+ 25  And Me·thu′se·lah lived on for a hundred and eighty-seven years. Then he became father to La′mech.+ 26  And after his fathering La′mech Me·thu′se·lah continued to live seven hundred and eighty-two years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 27  So all the days of Me·thu′se·lah amounted to nine hundred and sixty-nine years and he died. 28  And La′mech lived on for a hundred and eighty-two years. Then he became father to a son. 29  And he proceeded to call his name Noah,*+ saying: “This one will bring us comfort from our work and from the pain of our hands resulting from the ground which Jehovah has cursed.”+ 30  And after his fathering Noah La′mech continued to live five hundred and ninety-five years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 31  So all the days of La′mech amounted to seven hundred and seventy-seven years and he died. 32  And Noah got to be five hundred years old. After that Noah became father to Shem,+ Ham+ and Ja′pheth.+

Footnotes

Or, “historical origins.” See 2:4 and Mt 1:1 ftns, “History.”
Or, “Adam”; or, “Mankind.” Heb., ʼa·dham′.
Or, “came to be.”
Meaning “Dedicated; Initiated.” Heb., Chanohkh′.
“And Enoch was well pleasing to,” LXX. Compare Heb 11:5.
“The [true] God.” Heb., ha·ʼElo·him′, the first instance where ʼElo·him′, “God,” is preceded by the definite article ha, hence, rendered “the [true] God.” GK, § 126 e, states: “הָאֱלֹהִים or הָאֵל ὁ θεός, the one true God.” See App 1F.
“God.” Heb., ʼElo·him′, without the definite article.
“Because God transferred him,” LXX. Compare Heb 11:5.
Meaning “Rest; Consolation.”