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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Genesis 5:1-32

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • From Adam to Noah (1-32)

    • Adam fathered sons and daughters (4)

    • Enoch walked with God (21-24)

5  This is the book of Adam’s history. In the day that God created Adam, he made him in the likeness of God.+  Male and female he created them.+ On the day they were created,+ he blessed them and named them Man.*  Adam lived for 130 years and then became father to a son in his likeness, in his image, and he named him Seth.+  After becoming father to Seth, Adam lived for 800 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.  So all the days of Adam’s life amounted to 930 years, and then he died.+  Seth lived for 105 years and then became father to Eʹnosh.+  After becoming father to Eʹnosh, Seth lived for 807 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.  So all the days of Seth amounted to 912 years, and then he died.  Eʹnosh lived for 90 years and then became father to Keʹnan. 10  After becoming father to Keʹnan, Eʹnosh lived for 815 years. And he became father to sons and daughters. 11  So all the days of Eʹnosh amounted to 905 years, and then he died. 12  Keʹnan lived for 70 years and then became father to Ma·halʹa·lel.+ 13  After becoming father to Ma·halʹa·lel, Keʹnan lived for 840 years. And he became father to sons and daughters. 14  So all the days of Keʹnan amounted to 910 years, and then he died. 15  Ma·halʹa·lel lived for 65 years and then became father to Jaʹred.+ 16  After becoming father to Jaʹred, Ma·halʹa·lel lived for 830 years. And he became father to sons and daughters. 17  So all the days of Ma·halʹa·lel amounted to 895 years, and then he died. 18  Jaʹred lived for 162 years and then became father to Eʹnoch.+ 19  After becoming father to Eʹnoch, Jaʹred lived for 800 years. And he became father to sons and daughters. 20  So all the days of Jaʹred amounted to 962 years, and then he died. 21  Eʹnoch lived for 65 years and then became father to Me·thuʹse·lah.+ 22  After becoming father to Me·thuʹse·lah, Eʹnoch continued to walk with the true God* for 300 years. And he became father to sons and daughters. 23  So all the days of Eʹnoch amounted to 365 years. 24  Eʹnoch kept walking with the true God.+ Then he was no more, for God took him.+ 25  Me·thuʹse·lah lived for 187 years and then became father to Laʹmech.+ 26  After becoming father to Laʹmech, Me·thuʹse·lah lived for 782 years. And he became father to sons and daughters. 27  So all the days of Me·thuʹse·lah amounted to 969 years, and then he died. 28  Laʹmech lived for 182 years and then became father to a son. 29  He named him Noah,*+ saying: “This one will bring us comfort* from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that Jehovah has cursed.”+ 30  After becoming father to Noah, Laʹmech lived for 595 years. And he became father to sons and daughters. 31  So all the days of Laʹmech amounted to 777 years, and then he died. 32  After Noah reached 500 years of age, he became father to Shem,+ Ham,+ and Jaʹpheth.+

Footnotes

Or “Adam; Mankind.”
Lit., “the God.” See Glossary.
Probably meaning “Rest; Consolation.”
Or “relief.”