Genesis 5:1
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New International Version
This is the written account of Adam's family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.

New Living Translation
This is the written account of the descendants of Adam. When God created human beings, he made them to be like himself.

English Standard Version
This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.

New American Standard Bible
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.

King James Bible
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the family records of the descendants of Adam. On the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God;

International Standard Version
This is the historical record of Adam's generations. When God created mankind, he made them in his own likeness.

NET Bible
This is the record of the family line of Adam. When God created humankind, he made them in the likeness of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the written account of Adam and his descendants. When God created humans, he made them in the likeness of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This is the book of the descendants of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in the likeness of God;

King James 2000 Bible
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

American King James Version
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

American Standard Version
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the book of the generation of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him to the likeness of God.

Darby Bible Translation
This is the book of Adam's generations. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him.

English Revised Version
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Webster's Bible Translation
This is the book of the generations of Adam: In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him:

World English Bible
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in God's likeness.

Young's Literal Translation
This is an account of the births of Adam: In the day of God's preparing man, in the likeness of God He hath made him;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:1-5 Adam was made in the image of God; but when fallen he begat a son in his own image, sinful and defiled, frail, wretched, and mortal, like himself. Not only a man like himself, consisting of body and soul, but a sinner like himself. This was the reverse of that Divine likeness in which Adam was made; having lost it, he could not convey it to his seed. Adam lived, in all, 930 years; and then died, according to the sentence passed upon him, To dust thou shalt return. Though he did not die in the day he ate forbidden fruit, yet in that very day he became mortal. Then he began to die; his whole life after was but a reprieve, a forfeited, condemned life; it was a wasting, dying life. Man's life is but dying by degrees.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 1, 2. - This is the book. Sepher, a register, a complete writing of any kind, a book, whether consisting of a pair of leaves or of only a single leaf (Deuteronomy 24:1, 3; "a bill of divorcement;" LXX., βίβλος; cf. Matthew 1:1; Luke 3:36, 38). The expression presupposes the invention of the art of writing. If, therefore, we may conjecture that the original compiler of this ancient document was Noah, than whom no one would be more likely or better qualified than he to preserve some memorial of the lost race of which he and his family were the sole survivors, it affords an additional corroboration of the intelligence and culture of the antediluvian men. It is too frequently taken for granted that the people who could build cities, invent musical instruments, and make songs were unacquainted with the art of writing; and though certainly we cannot affirm that the transmission of such a family register as is here recorded was beyond the capabilities of oral tradition, it is obvious that its preservation would be much more readily secured by some kind of documentary notation. Of the generations - i.e. evolutions (tol'doth; cf. Genesis 2:4) - of Adam. In the preceding section the tol'doth of the heavens and the earth were exhibited, and accordingly the narrative commenced with the creative labors of the third day. Here the historian designs to trace the fortunes of the holy seed, and finds the point of his departure in the day that God (Elohim) created man (Adam), i.e. the sixth of the creative days. More particularly he calls attention to the great truths which had been previously included in his teaching concerning man; viz., the dignity of his nature, implied in the fact that in the likeness of Elohim made he him; his sexual distinction - male and female created he them; their Divine benediction - and blessed them (cf. Genesis 1:27, 28); at the same time adding a fourth circumstance, which in the first document was not narrated, that their Maker gave to them a suitable and specific appellation - and called their name Adam (vide Genesis 1:26), in the day when they were created.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

This is the book of the generations of Adam,.... An account of persons born of him, or who descended from him by generation in the line of Seth, down to Noah, consisting of ten generations; for a genealogy of all his descendants is not here given, not of those in the line of Cain, nor of the collateral branches in the line of Seth, only of those that descended one from another in a direct line to Noah:

in the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; this is repeated from Genesis 1:27 to put in mind that man is a creature of God; that God made him, and not he himself; that the first man was not begotten or produced in like manner as his sons are, but was immediately created; that his creation was in time, when there were days, and it was not on the first of these, but on the sixth; and that he was made in the likeness of God, which chiefly lay in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, and in dominion over the creatures.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 5

Ge 5:1-32. Genealogy of the Patriarchs.

1. book of the generations—(See Ge 11:4).

Adam—used here either as the name of the first man, or of the human race generally.

Genesis 5:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Descendants of Adam
1This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. 2He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:7
A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.

Ephesians 4:24
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Genesis 1:26
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

Genesis 1:27
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Treasury of Scripture

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

book. The original word rendered 'book,' signifies a register, account, history, or any kind of writing.

Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they …

Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect …

Genesis 10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and …

1 Chronicles 1:1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,

Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the …

Luke 3:36-38 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which …

in the likeness.

Genesis 1:26,27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and …

Ecclesiastes 7:29 See, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they …

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil …

1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is …

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness …

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after …

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his …

Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, …

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