Genesis 5:25
New International Version
When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech.

New Living Translation
When Methuselah was 187 years old, he became the father of Lamech.

English Standard Version
When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he fathered Lamech.

Berean Study Bible
When Methuselah was 187 years old, he became the father of Lamech.

King James Bible
And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:

New King James Version
Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech.

New American Standard Bible
Now Methuselah lived 187 years, and fathered Lamech.

NASB 1995
Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech.

NASB 1977
And Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech.

Amplified Bible
When Methuselah was a hundred and eighty-seven years old, he became the father of Lamech.

Christian Standard Bible
Methuselah was 187 years old when he fathered Lamech.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Methuselah was 187 years old when he fathered Lamech.

American Standard Version
And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Methushelakh lived a hundred and eighty and seven years and begot Lamek:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Mathusala lived an hundred and sixty and seven years, and begot Lamech.

Contemporary English Version
When Methuselah was 187, he had a son named Lamech.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Mathusala lived a hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech.

English Revised Version
And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:

Good News Translation
When Methuselah was 187, he had a son, Lamech,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Methuselah was 187 years old, he became the father of Lamech.

International Standard Version
When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he fathered Lamech.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begot Lamech.

Literal Standard Version
And Methuselah lives one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begets Lamech.

NET Bible
When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech.

New Heart English Bible
Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech.

World English Bible
Methuselah lived one hundred eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech.

Young's Literal Translation
And Methuselah liveth an hundred and eighty and seven years, and begetteth Lamech.

Additional Translations ...
Context
From Methuselah to Noah
25When Methuselah was 187 years old, he became the father of Lamech. 26And after he had become the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters.…

Cross References
Genesis 5:24
Enoch walked with God, and then he was no more, because God had taken him away.

Genesis 5:26
And after he had become the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters.


Treasury of Scripture

And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.

A.

Genesis 4:18
And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.









Verses 25-32. - The shortest life was followed by the longest, Methuselah begetting, at the advanced age of 187, Lamech, - strong or young man (Gesenius); overthrower, wild man (Furst); man of, prayer (Murphy), - continuing after his son s birth 782 years, and at last succumbing to the stroke of death in the 969th year of his age, the year of the Flood. Lamech, by whom the line was carried forward, was similarly far advanced when he begat a son, at the age of 182, and called his name Noah, - "rest," from nuach, to rest (cf. Genesis 8:4), - not "The Sailor," from the Latin no, and the Greek ναῦς (Bohlen), but at the same time explaining it by saying, This same shall comfort - na-cham, to pant, groan, Piel to comfort. "Nuach and nacham are stems not immediately connected, but they both point back to a common root, nch, signifying to sigh, breathe, rest, lie down" (Murphy) - us concerning our work and toil of our hands. To say that Lamech anticipated nothing more than that the youthful Noah would assist him in the cultivation of the soil (Murphy) is to put too little into, and to allege that" this prophecy his father uttered of him, as he that should be a figure of Christ in his building of the ark, and offering of sacrifice, whereby God smelled a sweet savor of rest, and said he would not curse the ground any more for man's sake, Genesis 8:21" (Ainsworth), is to extract too much from his language. Possibly he had nothing but a dim, vague expectation of some good thing - the destruction of sinners in the Flood (Chrysostom), the use of the plough (R. Solomon), the grant of animal food (Kalisch), the invention of the arts and implements of husbandry (Sherlock, Bush) - that God was about to bestow upon his weary heritage; or at most a hope that the promise would be fulfilled in his son s day (Bonar), if not in his son himself (Calovius). The fulfillment of that promise he connects with a recall of the penal curse which Jehovah had pronounced upon the soil. Because of the ground which the Lord - Jehovah, by whom the curse had Been pronounced (Genesis 3:17) - hath cursed. The clause is not a Jehovistic interpolation (Bleek, Davidson, Colenso), but a proof "that the Elohistic theory is unfounded" ('Speaker's Commentary').

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When Methuselah
מְתוּשֶׁ֔לַח (mə·ṯū·še·laḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4968: Methuselah -- perhaps 'man of the dart', a descendant of Seth

was
וַיְחִ֣י (way·ḥî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

187
וּמְאַ֣ת (ū·mə·’aṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3967: A hundred

years old,
שָׁנָ֑ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

he became the father of
וַיּ֖וֹלֶד (way·yō·w·leḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

Lamech.
לָֽמֶךְ׃ (lā·meḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3929: Lamech -- a descendant of Cain, also a descendant of Seth


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