25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.
26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.
30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
K.J.V. Bible Text
Methuselah, son of Enoch, was not taken up with the Lord as was his father. However, he lived a total of 969 years—almost a thousand years before he died.
There were many generations between Adam and Methuselah and true Bible scholars can remember them by name. However, for those names that are simply links in the genealogy, but about whom the Bible tells us little, in this, my first daily Bible reading adventure, I am content to pass by the names without much study. However, I am excited to learn that Methuselah, who lived to be so very old, was the father of Noah about whom I know a great story is told in the Bible.
The last verse of Chapter 5, v. 32 is especially interesting. Noah was 500 years old when he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
– Betty Killebrew
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