Genesis 5:27

“And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 5:27

And all the dayes of Methuselah were nine hundred, sixtie and nine yeeres, and he died.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the years of Methuselah's life were nine hundred and sixty-nine: and he came to his end.
- Basic English Bible

And all the days of Methushelah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.
- Darby Bible

And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years; and he died.
- Webster's Bible

All the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty-nine years, then he died.
- World English Bible

And all the days of Methuselah are nine hundred and sixty and nine years, and he dieth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years; and he died.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 5:27

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 5:27


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.

5:29 This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed - Very probably there were some prophecies that went before of him, as a person that should be wonderfully serviceable to his generation.


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