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dication); as he was building a city (for habitation and defence), which he called after his son's name. 18. Enoch had a son named Irad; who was the father of Mehujael, who was the father of Methusael, who was the father of Lamech.

19. Lamech took two wives; the one named Adah, and the other Zillah. 20, 21. Adah had a son, named Jabal, who was the first that dwelt in tents, feeding the flocks; and he had a brother, called Jubal, who first used the harp and the organ. 22. And Zillah had Tubal-Cain, an improver of every artifice in brass and in iron; and he had a sister, named Namah. 23. Lamech said to his wives, hearken to my voice, and attend to my speech: I have slain a man, which grieveth me; and a young man, which vexeth me. If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold, Lamech shall surely be avenged seventy-seven-fold.

25. Adam (after long abstinence for repentance, devotion, and mourning, of Abel's death), returned to his wife, and she had a son, whom she calleth Seth (i. e. substitute), saying, God hath substituted to me another progeny, (to be the foundation of the church), instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. 26. And Seth had a son, called Enosh (wretched): then began the impious to profane the name of Jehovah, and the pious to invoke him in public worship.

CHAP. V. GENEALOGY OF TEN PATRIARCHS, FROM ADAM TO

NOAH, THROUGH SETH. A. M. CIRC. 129. This then is the genealogy of mankind, from the time when God created man to resemble himself. 2. Having made mankind male and female, and blessed them, he called their common name ADAM, (man of earth). 3, 4, 5. Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and had a son in his own depraved likeness (not in that wherein he was created, resembling God), and called him Seth; after which

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he lived eight hundred years, and had other sons and daughters : and his whole age was about nine hundred and thirty years, when he died. 6, 7, 8. Seth lived a hundred and five years, and had Enos; after which he lived eight hundred and seven years, and had other sons and daughters: all the years of his life were nine hundred and twelve; and he died. 9, 10, 11. Enos lived ninety years, and had Сainan; after which he lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and had other sons and daughters : his whole age was about nine hundred and five years; and he died. 12, 13, 14. Cainan lived seventy years, and had Mahalaleel; after which he lived eight hundred and forty years, and had other sons and daughters: and his whole age was about nine hundred and ten years; and he died. 15, 16, 17. Mahalaleel lived sixtyfive years, and had Jared; after which he lived eight hundred and thirty years, and had other sons and daughters: and his whole age was eight hundred and ninety-five years, and he died. 18, 19, 20. Jared lived an hundred and sixty-two years, and had Enoch; after which he lived eight hundred years, and had other sons and daughters: and his whole age was nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.

21. (Enoch lived sixty-five years, and had Me. thusaleh. 2. After which, he also pleased God three hundred years, and had other sons and daughters: 23. And his whole age was three hundred and sixty-five years. 24. He lived to the glory of God; and God translated him to heaven without dying. 25, 26, 27. Methusaleh lived an hundred and eighty-seven years, and had Lamech; after which he lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had other sons and daughters : he lived nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and died.. 28. Lamech lived an hundred and eighty-two years, and had a son;

29. Whom he called NOAH, say. ing, this one will comfort us concerning our sorrow

and toil, because of the curse which the Lord hath inflicted on the ground. 30. So Lamech lived, after he had Noah, five hundred and ninety-five years; and had other sons and daughters: 31. His whole age was seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died. 32. Noah being five hundred years old, had Japhet, Shem, and Ham.

CHAP. VI.

THE OCCASION AND HISTORY OF THE DELUGE.

A. M. CIR, 1600. It happened when Cain's race began to multiply on the earth, and had many daughters, 2. That the sons of Seth's family (the church of God), saw that the daughters of Cain's race were fair; and they took wives from among them: 3. And the Eternal said, my spirit shall not always strive with man, for he is sensual; yet this age shall be spared an hundred and twenty years. 4. There were giants in the earth in those days: when the song of Seth's family had posterity by the daughters of Cain's wicked race, they became valiant men, the renowned heroes of antiquity. 5. God saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually; 6. Therefore he relented, and regretted that he had made man, so much that 7. He said, I will destroy man whom I have created, from off the face of the earth; and the beasts, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the air, which were made for his enjoyment and use. 8, 9. But Noah obtained the Eternal's favour in that age, being just in his conduct, and upright in his heart; so he pleased God. 10. Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japhet. 11. The earth's inhabitants were then corrupt before God; and it was filled with oppression. 12. All mens' ways were corrupt (but Noah's and his family's). 13. Then God said to Noah, the abomination of all flesh is before me; therefore I will destroy the earth, with all living creatures on it.

14. Make for thee an ark of gopher wood, having different apartments, and cover it within and without with pitch. 15. This shall be its form, three hundred cubits long, fifty wide, and thirty high; 16. And finished in a cubit above (inclined or sloping on each side of the roof, to the top), with windows, and a door in its inside, having three storeys (or stages): 17. For lo, I am about to bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy all living creatures under heaven, 18. Except thee and thy family, with whom I will establish my covenant (Gen. iii. 15. ix. 11.); so thou shalt come into the ark, with thy wife, and thy three sons, with their wives. 19. Thou shalt take pairs with thee into the ark of all sorts of animals also, each male with his female, to be kept alive: 20. Of fowls, and of beasts, and creeping things, by their kinds. 21. Take therefore every sort of food, and lay it up in store with thee in the ark, for thee and for them. 22. Noah did every thing as God commanded him, and having so done

CHAP. VII. THE Eternal God said to him, Go with all thy household into the ark; for thee alone, of this age, have I observed to be righteous. 2. Of all clean beasts and fowls, thou shalt take with thee into the "ark seven pair, each male with his female; and of unclean beasts and fowls, one pair, each male with his female; 3. To preserve their kinds alive. 4. For seven days hence, I will cause rain to fall on the earth forty days and forty nights; and will destroy from off the face of the whole earth every living substance that I have made. 5. Noah did every thing as the Eternal commanded him. 6. He was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth. 7. Then he, with his wife, and his sons, with their wives, went into the ark, to escape the waters of the flood. 8. Of beasts, and of birds, both clean and unclean, and of every creeping thing upon the earth, 9. Pairs went into the ark with Noah, each male with his female, as the Eternal appointed. 10. The seven days being now past, 11. On the seventeenth day of the second month, the waters of the flood began to come on the earth. On that day all the fountains of the great deep (in the bowels of the earth), were broken up, and the flood gates (or water-spouts) of heaven were opened. 12. And a heavy rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. 13. On that day, Noah, with his sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, his wife, and their wives, went together into the ark: 14, 15. And with them animals of every kind; cattle and creeping things, and fowls, birds, and winged creatures; 16, 17. As God had given in command to Noah. Then the Eternal 'having closed him in to save him from tive flood (1 Peter iii. 21), the deluge of forty days and forty nights rain, came upon the earth; so the waters increased, and bare up the ark, raising it aloft above the earth. 18. They increased greatly; and the ark floated on their surface.

19. They prevailed so exceedingly, that they covered all the highest mountains under the whole heavens. 20. They rose fifteen cubits higher than the mountains. 21, 22. And all living creatures, on the dry land, beasts wild and tame, and reptiles, and even the birds of the air, died as well as man : 23, Noah, and they who were in the ark, only remained alive. 24. And the waters prevailed upon the carth an hundred and fifty days.

CHAP. VIII.

THE DELUGE CEASED, A. M. CIRC. 2000. Now God remembered his promise to Noah, with every living creature with him in the ark; and made a mighty wind to pass over the earth, to drive the

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