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 5:24

  • Erasmus aey for verse 24
    God rewarded Enoch for his absolute faithfulness by walking with God in truth and in integrity and honesty. In short he pleased God all of the times he lived. He was not corrupted! So God took him away whole Body, Soul and Spirit
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  • Cherseraph for verse 24
    Listen,it 's is not of so much the fact that God "TOOK " him, but the fact that "GOD " took him. That 's what it says! GOD came to earth to take him away from here for some reason. God came personally.. for him.

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