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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."

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