Genesis 5:23

“And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 5:23

And all the dayes of Enoch, were three hundred sixtie and fiue yeeres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the years of Enoch's life were three hundred and sixty-five:
- Basic English Bible

And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
- Darby Bible

And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
- Webster's Bible

All the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty-five years.
- World English Bible

And all the days of Enoch are three hundred and sixty and five years.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 5:23

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 5:23


5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah - To walk with God, is to set God always before us, and to act as those that are always under his eye. It is to live a life of communion with God, both in ordinances and providences; it is to make God's word our rule, and his glory our end, in all our actions; it is to make it our constant care and endeavour in every thing to please God, and in nothing to offend him; it is to comply with his will, to concur with his designs, and to be workers together with him. He walked with God after he begat Methuselah, which intimates, that he did not begin to be eminent for piety 'till about that time.

5:24 He was not, for God took him - That is, as it is explained, #Heb 11:5|, he was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him. But why did God take him so soon? Surely because the world, which was now grown corrupt, was not worthy of him. Because his work was done, and done the sooner for his minding it so closely. He was not, for God took him - He was not any longer in this world: it was not the period of his being, but of his being here. He was not found; so the apostle explains it from the seventy; not found by his friends, who sought him, as the sons of the prophets sought Elijah, #2Kings 2:17|. God took him body and soul to himself in the heavenly paradise, by the ministry of angels, as afterwards he took Elijah. He was changed, as those saints shall be that will be found alive at Christ's second coming.

5:25 Methuselah signifies, He dies, there is a sending forth, viz. of the deluge, which came the very year that Methuselah died. If his name was so intended, it was a fair warning to a careless world long before the judgment came. However, this is observable, that the longest liver that ever was, carried death in his name, that he might be minded of its coming surely, tho' it came slowly. He lived nine hundred sixty and nine years, the longest we read of that ever any man lived on earth, and yet he died: the longest liver must die at last. Neither youth nor age will discharge from that war, for that is the end of all men: none can challenge life by long prescription, nor make that a plea against the arrests of death. 'Tis commonly supposed, that Methuselah died a little before the flood; the Jewish writers say, seven days before, referring to #Ge 7:10|, and that he was taken away from the evil to come.


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