Genesis 11:11

“And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 11:11

And Shem liued, after he begate Arphaxad, fiue hundred yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and he had {other} sons and daughters.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and Shem lived after he begat Arpachshad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after the birth of Arpachshad, Shem went on living for five hundred years, and had sons and daughters:
- Basic English Bible

And Shem lived after he had begotten Arphaxad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
- Darby Bible

And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
- Webster's Bible

Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and became the father of sons and daughters.
- World English Bible

And Shem liveth after his begetting Arphaxad five hundred years, and begetteth sons and daughters.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Shem lived after he begot Arpachshad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 11:11

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 11:11


11:10 Observe here, That nothing is left upon record concerning those of this line, but their names and ages; the Holy Ghost seeming to hasten thro' them to the story of Abraham. How little do we know of those that are gone before us in this world, even those that lived in the same places where we live! Or indeed of those who are our contemporaries, but in distant places. That there was an observable gradual decrease in the years of their lives. Shem reached to 600 years, which yet fell short of the age of the patriarchs before the flood; the three next came short of 500, the three next did not reach to 300, and after them we read not of any that attained to 200 but Terah; and not many ages after this, Moses reckoned 70 or 80 to be the utmost men ordinarily arrive at. When the earth began to be replenished, mens lives began to shorten so that the decrease is to be imputed to the wise disposal of providence, rather than to any decay of nature. That Eber, from whom the Hebrews were denominated, was the longest lived of any that were born after the flood; which perhaps was the reward of his strict adherence to the ways of God.


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