SBL Ministries Home

SearchSearch

Ask DrWinnBible StudiesNewsletters

| Canonical | Chronological | 5Keys Seminar |


Reading Thru the Bible
Home > Reading Thru the Bible > Chronological > Old Testament > Genesis

The Daughters of Men: Genesis 4.17-6.8

Later, Cain and his wife had a son named Enoch. At the time Cain was building a town, and so he named it Enoch after his son. Then Enoch had a son named Irad, who had a son named Mehujael, who had a son named Methushael, who had a son named Lamech.

Lamech married Adah, then Zillah. Lamech and Adah had two sons, Jabal and Jubal. Their son Jabal was the first to live in tents and raise sheep and goats. Jubal was the first to play harps and flutes.

Lamech and Zillah had a son named Tubal Cain who made tools out of bronze and iron. They also had a daughter, whose name was Naamah.

One day, Lamech said to his two wives, "A young man wounded me, and I killed him. Anyone who tries to get even with me will be punished ten times more than anyone who tries to get even with Cain."

Adam and his wife had another son. They named him Seth, because they said, "God has given us a son to take the place of Abel, who was killed by his brother Cain." Later, Seth had a son and named him Enosh.

About this time people started worshiping the LORD.

God created men and women to be like himself. He gave them his blessing and called them human beings. This is a list of the descendants of Adam, the first man:

When Adam was one hundred thirty, he had a son who was just like him, and he named him Seth. Adam had more children and died at the age of nine hundred thirty.

When Seth was one hundred five, he had a son named Enosh. Seth had more children and died at the age of nine hundred twelve.

When Enosh was ninety, he had a son named Kenan. Enosh had more children and died at the age of nine hundred five.

When Kenan was seventy, he had a son named Mahalalel. Kenan had more children and died at the age of nine hundred ten.

When Mahalalel was sixty-five, he had a son named Jared. Mahalalel had more children and died at the age of eight hundred ninety-five.

When Jared was one hundred sixty-two, he had a son named Enoch. Jared had more children and died at the age of nine hundred sixty-two.

When Enoch was sixty-five, he had a son named Methuselah, and during the next three hundred years he had more children. Enoch truly loved God, and God took him away at the age of three hundred sixty-five.

When Methuselah was one hundred eighty-seven, he had a son named Lamech. Methuselah had more children and died at the age of nine hundred sixty-nine.

When Lamech was one hundred eighty-two, he had a son. Lamech said, "I'll name him Noah because he will give us comfort, as we struggle hard to make a living on this land that the LORD has put under a curse." Lamech had more children and died at the age of seven hundred seventy-seven.

After Noah was five hundred years old, he had three sons and named them Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

More and more people were born, until finally they spread all over the earth. Some of their daughters were so beautiful that supernatural beings came down and married the ones they wanted. Then the LORD said, "I won't let my life-giving breath remain in anyone forever. No one will live for more than one hundred twenty years."

The children of the supernatural beings who had married these women became famous heroes and warriors. They were called Nephilim and lived on the earth at that time and even later.

The LORD saw how bad the people on earth were and that everything they thought and planned was evil. He was very sorry that he had made them, and he said, "I'll destroy every living creature on earth! I'll wipe out people, animals, birds, and reptiles. I'm sorry I ever made them."

Old Testament

Previous

Next

Scriptures marked as "(CEV)" are taken from the contemporary English Version © 1995 by American Bible Society. Used by permission.

The text of the contemporary English Version (CEV) appearing on or deriving from this or any other web page is for personal use only. Any other use of the CEV must be in conformity with the Quotation Policy for the contemporary English Version. For more information about the Contemporary English Version, the Quotations Policy and for inquiries about permission to use the contemporary English Version, go to americanbible.org.

Sign up for our eNewsletter
The Chronicler
First Name:

Email:

FREE Online Seminar:
Five KEYS to Read Scripture
with Better Results

Sign up for
BibleJourney: An Almost Weekly Bible Study
First Name:

Email:


| Home | Ask DrWinn | Reading Thru the Bible | Bible Studies | Newsletters | LifeChanging Seminars |
| Canonical | Chronological | 5Keys Seminar |

© 2001-2008 SBL Ministries. Questions? Send Email to sbl@sbl.org. Best viewed with Internet Explorer.