Genesis - Chapter 5

The Fifth Chapter of the Book of Genesis

This chapter opens with the genealogy of Adam, who lived for nine hundred and thirty years before passing away. He was succeeded by his son Seth, who lived for nine hundred and twelve years before dying. Seth's son Enosh lived for nine hundred and five years before his death, and his grandson Cainan lived nine hundred and ten years before his death. Mahalalel, Cainan's son, lived for eight hundred and ninety-five years before his death. His son Jared lived for nine hundred and sixty-two years before he died, and his son Enoch lived for three hundred and sixty-five years. Enoch's son Methuselah lived for nine hundred and sixty-nine years before his death. Finally, Methuselah's son Lamech lived for seven hundred and seventy-seven years before he died.

The chapter then focuses on Noah, who was Lamech's son. Noah was five hundred years old when he had a son, whom he named Noah, saying he would bring them comfort from their hard work. Noah then lived for five hundred and ninety-five years, during which time he had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

The chapter ends with a reminder of the curse on the ground which necessitates labor in order to produce food.

Genesis - Chapter 5

From Adam To Noah

1 This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.

2 He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.

3 And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot [a son] in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.

4 After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters.

5 So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.

6 Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh.

7 After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters.

8 So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.

9 Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Cainan.

10 After he begot Cainan, Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and had sons and daughters.

11 So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.

12 Cainan lived seventy years, and begot Mahalalel.

13 After he begot Mahalalel, Cainan lived eight hundred and forty years, and had sons and daughters.

14 So all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.

15 Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and begot Jared.

16 After he begot Jared, Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years, and had sons and daughters.

17 So all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.

18 Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Enoch.

19 After he begot Enoch, Jared lived eight hundred years, and had sons and daughters.

20 So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.

21 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah.

22 After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters.

23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.

24 And Enoch walked with God; and he [was] not, for God took him.

25 Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech.

26 After he begot Lamech, Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters.

27 So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.

28 Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and had a son.

29 And he called his name Noah, saying, "This [one] will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD has cursed."

30 After he begot Noah, Lamech lived five hundred and ninety-five years, and had sons and daughters.

31 So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.

32 And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.