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Genesis 5:1-32

5*  This is the record of the line of Man. On the day that God created man, in the likeness of God he made them, 2  male and female he created them, and blessed them and named them Man [in Hebrew, Adam] on the day they were created. 3  And Man lived a hundred and thirty years and begot one in his own likeness, after his own image, and named him Sheth. 4  And Man’s time after he begot Sheth was eight hundred years, and he begot sons and daughters; 5  and all the time that Man lived was nine hundred and thirty years; and he died. 6  And Sheth lived a hundred and five years and begot Enosh. 7  And after Sheth begot Enosh he lived eight hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters; 8  and all Sheth’s life was nine hundred and twelve years; and he died. 9  And Enosh lived ninety years and begot Kenan. 10  And after Enosh begot Kenan he lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters; 11  and all Enosh’s life was nine hundred and five years; and he died. 12  And Kenan lived seventy years and begot Mahalalel. 13  And after Kenan begot Mahalalel he lived eight hundred and forty years, and begot sons and daughters; 14  and all Kenan’s life was nine hundred and ten years; and he died. 15  And Mahalalel lived sixty-five years and begot Jered. 16  And after Mahalalel begot Jered he lived eight hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters; 17  and all Mahalalel’s life was eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died. 18  And Jered lived sixty-two years and begot Enoc. 19  And after Jered begot Enoc he lived seven hundred and eighty-five years, and begot sons and daughters; 20  and all Jered’s life was eight hundred and forty-seven years; and he died. 21  And Enoc lived sixty-five years and begot Methushelah. 22  And after Enoc begot Methushelah he walked in God’s company three hundred years, and begot sons and daughters; 23  and all Enoc’s life was three hundred and sixty-five years; 24  and Enoc went walking with God, and was missing, because God had taken him. 25  And Methushelah lived sixty-seven years and begot Lemec. 26  And after Methushelah begot Lemec he lived six hundred and fifty-three years, and begot sons and daughters; 27  and all Methushelah’s life was seven hundred and twenty years; and he died. 28  And Lemec lived fifty-three years and begot a son, 29  and named him Noah, saying “This one will give us solace for our work and the pains of our arms out of the soil that Jehovah cursed.” 30  And after Lemec begot Noah he lived six hundred years, and begot sons and daughters; 31  and all Lemec’s life was six hundred and fifty-three years; and he died. 32  And Noah came to the age of five hundred years and begot Shem, Ham, and Jepheth.

Footnotes

In chapter 5 the ancient copies of the text vary in the numbers, but all have very large numbers.