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

  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    We are now to be the image of the Son of God. After Adam and Eve man are a mom and dad creation we are gods we can create do good and evil. We are now the image of God only through his Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Romans 8:29] For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
  • A disciple
    BSP; what makes you think, that "made in God's image and likeness," doesn't mean we look like Him? Of course we look like Him! The only one who doesn't want men to look like God, is the one who wants himself to sit in the place of God on His throne instead! Man is the replication of God; He is our Father in heaven; and children look like their parents! We shall see Him as He and shall be like Him.
  • BSP
    Verse 1: Adam was made in the likeness of God. Adam did not look like God physically, but he reflected God's qualities and ways.
  • A disciple
    Hi Cheryl; A couple things that should help you understand these parts better. The Lamech who had two wives was a descendant of Cain, a different man altogether from Noah's father who was from the line of Shem, and lived some time later. It is interesting, when you add up the years, the flood happened in 1656 after Creation, the same year that Methuselah died.
  • Cheryl Dawn
    Lamech disobeyed God in having more than one wife. The 2 shall become one flesh is not 3. Nor is it loving God, the women or Lameh. If God is Love and we are to imitate Him as dearly loved children as the Holy Bible says, 1=1! Perhaps Lamech repented of it afterwards and God allowed in His mercy Lamech to have Noah as his child because he repented or because he had a good wife and did it for her.
  • Cheryl
    Were years counted today as they were those days

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