Genesis 5:26

“And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 5:26

And Methuselah liued, after hee begate Lamech, seuen hundred, eightie and two yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years after he became the father of Lamech, and he had {other} sons and daughters.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after the birth of Lamech, Methuselah went on living for seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters:
- Basic English Bible

And Methushelah lived after he had begotten Lemech seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begot sons and daughters.
- Darby Bible

And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
- Webster's Bible

Methuselah lived after he became the father of Lamech seven hundred eighty-two years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
- World English Bible

And Methuselah liveth after his begetting Lamech seven hundred and eighty and two years, and begetteth sons and daughters.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Methuselah lived after he begot Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begot sons and daughters.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 5:26

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 5:26


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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