Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 5:12-32. In the remainder of chapter five we continue with the descendants of Adam through Noah. Cainan was 70 years old when Mahalaleel was born. Mahalaleel means “praise of God.” Cainan lived 840 years after Mahalaleel was born, and had other sons and daughters. Cainan lived a total of 910 years before he died.
Mahalaleel was 65 years old when Jared was born. Jared means “descendent.” Mahalaleel lived 830 years after he had Jared, and had other sons and daughters. Mahalaleel lived a total of 890 before he died.
Jared was 162 years old when Enoch was born. Enoch means “dedicated.” Jared lived 800 years after Enoch was born, and had other sons and daughters. Jared lived a total of 962 before he died.
Enoch was 65 years old when Methuselah was born. Methuselah means “man of the dart.” Enoch walked with God after Methuselah was born 300 years, and had other sons and daughters. Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Methuselah was 187 years old when Lamech was born. Lamech means “powerful.” Methuselah lived 782 after Lamech was born, and had other sons and daughters. Methuselah lived a total of 969 before he died.
Lamech was 182 years old when he had a son, which he named Noah, saying, he will comfort us concerning our work and the labor of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD has cursed. Noah means “rest.” Lamech lived 595 years after he had Noah, and had other sons and daughters. Lamech lived a total of 777 years before he died.
Noah was 500 years old: and Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. We will be studying more about Noah in the near future.
You will notice in this chapter all those listed in this genealogy end with a statement, “and he died,” except Enoch, whom God spared from going through the valley of death.
Hebrews 11:5-6 tells us, “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
It is also believed that in this Scripture is a hidden message from God about what the future will bring. The message is believed to be hidden in the Hebrew translation of the names of the men listed in this chapter.
Daily Bible Reading:
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.
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.
Things to think about:
- Can you imagine being so close to God that you would be able to avoid death?
- Which of the names in this lesson do you remember from Bible lessons you have done or sermons you have heard in the past?
Prayer of the Day:
As we read this passage and learn about the descendants of Adam we are amazed at the story of Enoch. It’s obvious that he had a special relationship with You. Help us to walk close to You every day. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
By Deborah H. Bateman
About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.
Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.
The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.
The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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