Genesis 5:24

“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God tooke him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Enoch went on in God's ways: and he was not seen again, for God took him.
- Basic English Bible

And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
- Darby Bible

And Enoch walked with God, and he was not: for God took him.
- Webster's Bible

Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.
- World English Bible

And Enoch walketh habitually with God, and he is not, for God hath taken him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Enoch walked with God, and he was not; for God took him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 5:24


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.


Discussion for Genesis 5

  • Irene123
    Disciple - Thank-you for answering my question on false prophet. Yes, I agree with you on satan and His wanting to be equal with God.
  • A disciple
    Irene; I was speaking to someone who called himself, (or, herself), "Prophet." My post didn't show up for some time; that's why it seems not to fit anything. This person was saying that Satan was at one time a son of God, and equal to Jesus: that is utterly false and blasphemy! As I wrote; and I'm sure every Christian must agree; only the devil has ever said or thought that he was equal to God.
  • Bruce
    Mary: Cain had no Dad? where did he come from? (Genesis 4:1?)
  • Irene123
    a disciple, quote, "FALSE prophet ..... "; who are you talking to?
  • Irene123
    Sophia - 2016; Abel had no issue; Cain 'deleted' his birthright (no, I'm not confusing Cain 'n Esau); so the descent is from Adam.
  • A disciple
    prophet (?) The Son of God is NOT a created being! Satan was never a son; but from the day he was created, he was found full of lies and pride and wickedness. Only the devil himself ever says that he was equal to Jesus: that's a lie, from the father of lies, who has NEVER stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Also beware! he who says Jesus has an unclean spirit, CANNOT be forgiven!

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