Genesis 5

The descendants of Adam and Eve

1 This is the report about Adam and his family.

When God made man, he made him like God. 2 God made both male and female. He blessed them. When God made them, he called them ‘man’.

5:2‘Man’ in verse 2 means both males and females.

3 When Adam was 130 years old, he had a son. The son was like Adam. Adam called him Seth. 4 After Seth was born, Adam was alive for 800 years. During this time, he had other sons and daughters. 5 Adam was 930 years old when he died.

6 When Seth was 105 years old, he had a son. He called him Enosh. 7 After Seth became the father of Enosh, Seth was alive for 807 years. During this time, he had other sons and daughters. 8 Seth was 912 years old when he died.

9 When Enosh was 90 years old, he had a son. He called him Kenan. 10 Enosh was alive for 815 years. During this time, he had other sons and daughters. 11 Enosh was 905 years old when he died.

12 When Kenan was 70 years old, he had a son. He called him Mahalalel. 13 After Kenan became the father of Mahalalel, Kenan was alive for 840 years. During this time, he had other sons and daughters. 14 Kenan was 910 years old when he died.

15 When Mahalalel was 65 years old, he had a son. He called him Jared. 16 After he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel was alive for 830 years. During this time, he had other sons and daughters. 17 Mahalalel was 895 years old when he died.

18 When Jared was 162 years old, he had a son. He called him Enoch. 19 After Jared became the father of Enoch, Jared was alive for 800 years. During this time, he had other sons and daughters. 20 Jared was 962 years old when he died.

21 When Enoch was 65 years old, he had a son. He called him Methuselah. 22 After that, Enoch did as God wanted for 300 years. During this time, he had other sons and daughters. 23 Enoch lived on earth for 365 years. 24 Enoch did as God wanted for all this time, then Enoch was not there any more. God took Enoch to be with him.

5:24God took Enoch to be with him in heaven. So Enoch did not die.

25 When Methuselah was 187 years old, he had a son. He called him Lamech.

5:25This is not the same Lamech as the one who killed a young man (See Genesis 4:23).

26 After Methuselah became the father of Lamech, Methuselah was alive for 782 years. During this time, he had other sons and daughters. 27 Methuselah was 969 years old when he died.

28 When Lamech was 182 years old, he had a son. 29 He called his son Noah. Lamech said, ‘He will help us in our difficult work on the land. Our hands hurt when we work the land. That is because the Lord God cursed it.’ 30 After Noah was born, Lamech was alive for 595 years. During this time, he had other sons and daughters. 31 Lamech was 777 years old when he died.

32 When Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.