12 And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:
13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
K.J.V. Bible Text
This section gives a continuing genealogy of the generations after Adam. People were still living a long time, still having sons and daughters. By this time, there must have been many people in the world.
Over and over we are told the name of one of Adam’s direct descendants and the number of years each of them lived before they died. The most important point is very quickly stated and we must not miss it. In verse 23 we are told that Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Verse 24 says, “Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more because God took him away.
In other words, Enoch did not die. God took him away.
Isn’t it marvelous to think that all those many years after creating Adam, God still walked closely with the generations of Adam and even took Enoch away with him instead of letting him die as did other men. Enoch must indeed have walked faithfully with God.
– Betty Killebrew
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