Genesis 5:15-17 "And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:" "And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died."
It sometimes seems that these genealogies go on and on. We see that these men were men of God and lived long lives. In verse 18 below, we will see the righteous Enoch, not the son of Cain, but rather the seventh from Adam through the line of Seth. Keep in mind "seven" means spiritually complete.
Genesis 5:18-20 "And Jared lived a hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:" "And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died."
Though man was driven out of paradise, yet the earth itself was then some what like a paradise; a garden in comparison with its present state today. Some think, that their knowledge of the creatures and their usefulness both, for their food and medicine, together with their sobriety and temperance, contributed much to it their long life.
Yet we do not find that those who were intemperate, as many were (Luke 17:27), as short - lived as temperate men generally are now. So, we can infer that if you lived a life that as not Godly, even then as it is today, life will be cut short.
Verses 21-24: “Enoch walked with God”: The verb employed signifies “to walk about” or “to live,” and the preposition denotes intimacy, fellowship (Jude 14-15 reveal his ministry and evidently his powerful preaching as well).
Genesis 5:21-23 "And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:" "And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:"
Enoch was the seventh from Adam. And as we will study next time, he only lived until, what would be considered, mid-life!
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