Genesis 5:32

“And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 5:32

And Noah was fiue hundred yeeres olde: and Noah begate Sem, Ham, and Iapheth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Noah was five hundred years old: And Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when Noah was five hundred years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
- Basic English Bible

And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
- Darby Bible

And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
- Webster's Bible

Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
- World English Bible

And Noah is a son of five hundred years, and Noah begetteth Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Noah was five hundred years old; and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 5:32

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 5:32


5:32 And Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth - These Noah begat (the eldest of these) when he was six hundred years old. It should seem that Japheth was the eldest, #Gen 10:21|, but Shem is put first, because on him the covenant was entailed, as appears by #Gen 9:26|, where God is called the Lord God of Shem. To him 'tis probable the birthright was given, and from him 'tis certain both Christ the head, and the church the body, were to descend; therefore he is called Shem, which signifies a name, because in his posterity the name of God should always remain, 'till He should come out of his loins, whose name is above every name; so that in putting Shem first, Christ was in effect put first, who in all things must have the pre - eminence. For the glory of God's justice, and for warning to a wicked world, before the history of the ruin of the old world we have a full account of its degeneracy, its apostacy from God, and rebellion against him. The destroying of it was an act not of absolute sovereignty, but of necessary justice for the maintaining of the honour of God's government.


Discussion for Genesis 5:32

  • if they were born the same year,assuming that gestation was the same wouldn't the brothers be triplets or maybe a set of twins and a single birth? Just a thought.


 

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