Genesis 5:25

“And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 5:25

And Methuselah liued an hundred eightie and seuen yeeres, and begat Lamech.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Methuselah was a hundred and eighty-seven years old when he became the father of Lamech:
- Basic English Bible

And Methushelah lived a hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lemech.
- Darby Bible

And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
- Webster's Bible

Methuselah lived one hundred eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech.
- World English Bible

And Methuselah liveth an hundred and eighty and seven years, and begetteth Lamech.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begot Lamech.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 5:25

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 5:25


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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