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11 and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days 12 of Enos were nine hundred and five years : and he died. And 13 Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel : And Cainan
lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and 14 begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Cainan were nine 15 hundred and ten years : and he died. And Mahalaleel lived sixty 16 and five years, and begat Jared: And Mahalaleel lived after he
begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and 17 daughters : And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred 18 ninety and five years: and he died. And Jared lived an bundred 19 sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: And Jared lived after
he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daugh20 ters: And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two 21 years : and he died. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and 22 begat Methuselah : And Enoch walked with God after he begat
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i. 1. (Enoch), which was the son of Jared, integrity. Ps. xxvi. 11. For thou hast deliwhich was the son of Maleleel, which was the vered my soul from death, that I may walk son of Cainan, which was the son of Enos. before God in the light of the living. Ps. lvi. Luke iii. 37, 38.
13. I will walk in thy truth, O Lord. Ps. 22 “ Walked with God" &c.] Noah was a lxxxvi, 11. I will walk before the Lord in just man and perfect in his generations, and the land of the living. Ps. cxvi. 9. Blessed Noah walked with God. Gen. vi. 9. I am is every one that feareth the Lord ; that walkthe Almighty God (said God to Abrum), walk eth in his ways. Ps. cxxviii. 1. Draw me, before me, and be thou perfect. Gen. xvii. l. we will run after thee. Cant. i. 4. The ways And he (Abraham) said unto “me" (" his of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk servant'') the Lord before whom I walk, will in them. Hos. xiv. 9. Can two walk togesend his angel with thee and prosper thy way. ther, except they be agreed? Amos iii. 3. Gen. xxiv. 40. And he (Israel) blessed Joseph For all people will walk, every one in the and said, God, before whom my fathers Abra- name of his god, and we will walk in the ham and Isaac did walk--The angel which name of the Lord our God, for ever and ever. redeemed me from all evil-bless the lads, &c. In that day, saith the Lord, I will assemble (Joseph's sons). Gen. xlviii. 15. Then said her that halteth. Micah iv. 5, 6. He hath the Lord unto Moses, behold I will rain bread shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what from heaven for you, and the people shall go doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly out and gather a certain rate every day, that I and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with may prove them, whether they will walk in thy God. Micah vi. 8. He (Levi) walked my law or no. Exod. xvi. 4. And I will with me in peace and equity. Mal. il. b. walk among "you" (" who keep the command. And they were both (Zacharias and Elizabeth) ments") and will be your God, and ye shall be righteous before God, walking in all the commy people. Lev. xxvi. 12. Ye shall walk in mandments and ordinances of the Lord blameall the ways which the Lord your God hath less. Luke i. 6. Then had the churches rest; commanded you, that ye may live, and that it and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in may be well with you. Deut. v. 33. Ye shall the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were muldwalk after the Lord your God, and fear him, plied. Acts ix. 31. There is, therefore, now and keep his commandments. Deut. xiii. 4. no condemnation to them which are in Christ The Lord shall establish thee an holy people Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after to himself. If thou shalt keep the command the spirit. Rom. viii. 1. As the Lord hath ments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his called every one, so let him walk. 1 Cor. vile ways. Deut. xxviii. 9. If “thy" children 17. Ye are the temple of the living God, as (" David's children") take heed to their way, God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk to walk before me in truth, with all their heart, in them. 2 Cor. vi. 16. See, then, that ye and with all their soul, there shall not fail walk circumspectly. Eph. v. 15. (We do not thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel. cease to pray for you) that ye might walk 1 Kings ii. 4. I beseech thee, O Lord, re- worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing. Col. member now (said Hezekiah) how I have 10. Walk in wisdom toward them that are walked before thee in truth. 2 Kings xx. 3. without. Col. iv. 5. (We exhorted) that ye I have set the Lord always before me : because would walk worthy of God, who hath called he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. you unto his kingdom and glory. Thess. De Ps. xvi. 8. But as for me I will walk in mine 12. We exhort you, by the Lord Jesus, thal,
Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters ::. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five 23 years: And Enoch walked with God : and he was not; for God 24 took him.' And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven 25 years, and begat Lamech : And Methuselah lived after he begat 26 Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Methuselah were pine hundred 27 sixty and nine years : and he died. And Lamech lived an hun- 28 dred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his 29 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. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred 30 ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters : And all the 31 days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years : and he died. And Noah was five hundred years old : and Noah begat 32 Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
a ye have received of us how ye ought to thee. Isa. liv. 9. Though these three men, walk, and to please God, so ye would abound Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in " it" (" the more and more. 1 Thess. iv. ). By faith land"), they should deliver but their own souls Enoch was translated, that he should not see by their righteousness. Though Noah, Daniel, death, and was not found, because God had and Job were in it, as I live, saith the Lord translated him; for before his translation he God, they shall deliver neither son nor daughhad this testimony, that he pleased God; but ter. Ezek. xiv. 14. 20. But as the days of without faith it is impossible to please him; Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son for he that cometh to God must believe that of man be. Matt. xxiv. 37. Sem, which was he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech. diligently seek him. Heb. xi. 5, 6. But if Luke iii. 36. And as it was in the days of we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son have fellowship one with another, and the of man. They did eat, &c. until the day that blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came from all sin. John i. 7.
and destroyed them all. Luke xvii. 26, 27. 24 Walked with God.) See verse 22. By faith Noe being warned of God of things
For God took him. And it came to pass, not seen as yet,“ moved with fear" (or,“ being as they still went on and talked (Elijah and wary'') prepared an ark for the saving of his Elisha), that behold, there appeared a chariot house. Heb. xi. 7. “ Which” (“ the spirits in of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them prison") sometime were disobedient, when both asunder, and Elijah went up with a once the long-suffering of God waited, in the whirlwind into heaven. 2 Kings ii. 11. And days of Noe, while the ark was a preparing, Jesus said unto him (the thief on the cross), wherein few, that is eight souls, were saved by Verily I say unto thee, to-day shalt thou be water. 1 Pet. iii. 20. And (God) spared not with me in paradise. Luke xxiii. 43. See the old world, but saved Noe, the eighth perterse 22. And Enoch also, the seventh son, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in from Adam, prophesied of these" (" the false the flood upon the world of the ungodly. 2 teachers"), saying, behold, the Lord cometh, Pet. ii. 5. with ten thousand of his saints, to execute Because of the ground.] Cursed is the judgment upon all. Jude 14, 15.
ground for thy sake (said God to Adam.) 29 He called his name Noah.] (Or Noe, or Gen. iii. 17. And now art thou cursed from rest, or comfort.) But Noah found grace in the earth. When thou tillest the ground, it the eyes of the Lord. These are the genera- shall not henceforth yield unto thee her tions of Noah, &c. Gen. vi. 8, 9. And Noah strength. Gen. iv. 11, 12. only remained alive, and they that were with 32 Shem, &c.] And Noah begat three him in the ark. Gen. vii. 23. And Noah sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Gen. vi. 10. awoke from his wine, and knew what his In the self-same day, entered Noah, and Shem, younger son had done unto him. Gen. ix. 24. and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and For this is as the waters of Noah unto me Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons, (the Lord), for as I have sworn that the waters with them, into the ark. Gen. vii. 13. And of Noah should no more go over the earth, so the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, have I sworn, that I would not be wroth with were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth. These thee (the nation of the Gentiles), nor rebuke are the three sons of Noah, and of them was
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of 2 the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of
God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they 3 took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said,
the whole earth overspread. Gen. ix. 18, 19. that cannot cease from sin, beguiling unstable And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the souls, an heart they have exercised with conakedness of his father, and told his two bre. vetous practices, cursed children. 2 Pet. ii. 14. thren without. God shall enlarge Japheth, That they were fair, &c.] And when the and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem, and woman saw that the tree was good for food, Canaan shall be his servant. Gen. ix. 22. 27. and that it was "pleasant” (or," a desire") These are the generations of the sons of Noah, to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and unto them one wise she took of the fruit thereof, and did were sons born after the flood. Unto Shem eat. Gen. iii. 6. And Joseph was a goodly also, the father of all the children of Eber, the person, and well favoured ; and it came to brother of Japheth, the elder, even to him pass, after these things, that his master's (Potiwere children born. These are the families of phar's) wife cast her eyes upon Joseph, and the sons of Noah; and by these were the nations she said, lie with me. Gen. xxxix. 6, 7. And divided in the earth, after the flood. Gen. x. from the roof (of the king's house) he (David) 1.21. 32. Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, &c. saw a woman washing herself; and the woman 1 Chron. i. 4—28. And Jesus himself began was very beautiful to look upon. 2 San. xi. 2. to be about thirty years of age, being (as I made a covenant with mine eyes ; why then was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was should I think upon a maid ? Job xxxi. I. the son of Heli, &c. Luke iii. 23-38. The lust of the eyes is not of the Father, but
of the world. 1 John ii. 16. CHAP. VI.—2 The sons of God saw, &c.] And they took them wives, &c.] Thou shalt See chap. iv. 26. And thou shalt say unto not take a wife unto my son of the daughters Pharaoh, thus saith the Lord, Israel is my of the Canaanites, &c. (said Abraham to his son, even my first born; and I say unto thee, servant). Gen. xxiv. 3. And Rebekah said let my son go, that he may serve me. And if to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the thou refuse to let him go, behold I will slay daughters of Heth. If Jacob take a wife of thy son, even thy first born. Exod. iv. 22, 23. the daughters of Heth, such as these which are Ye are (said Moses) the children of the Lord of the daughters of the land, what good shall your God. Deut. xiv. l. I have said, ye are my life do me? Gen. xxvii. 46. The Lord, gods, and all of you are children of the Most whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God ; lest High ; but ye shall die like men, and fall like thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, one of the princes. Ps. lxxxii. 6. 7. Doubtless and their daughters go a whoring, &c. Exod. thou art our Father, though Abraham be igno- xxxiv. 14. 16. Neither shalt thou make marrant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not. riages with them. Thy daughter thou shalt Thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer, not give to his son, nor his daughter shalt thou “thy name is from everlasting" (or, " our Re- take unto thy son. For “they" ("the Cadeemer from everlasting, is thy name'). Isa. naanites") will turn away thy son from followIxiii. 16. Judah hath profaned the holiness ing me. Deut. vii. 3, 4. If ye shall make of the Lord, which he “loved " (or, " ought to marriages with “them" (" the Canaanites"') love"), and hath married the daughter of a and go in unto them, and they to you, know strange god. Mal. ii. 11. We be not born for a certainty, that they shall be snares, and of fornication ; we have one Father, even God. traps, unto you, and scourges in your sides, Jesus said unto “ them” (“the Jews"), if and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish, &c. God were your father, ye would love me; for Josh. xxiji. 12, 13. The people of Israel have I proceeded forth from God, neither came I of not separated themselves from the people of myself, but he sent me. John viii. 41, 42. the lands; for they have taken of their daughNeither because they are the seed of Abraham ters, for themselves, and for their sons. Now, are they all children. That is, they which are therefore, give not your daughters unto their the children of the flesh, these are not the sons, neither take their daughters unto your children of God. Rom. ix. 7, 8. And I will sons. Ezra ix. 1, 2. 12. And their children be a father unto you, and ye shall be my sons, spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 not speak in the Jews' language, but according Cor. vi. 18.
to the language of each people. Shall we, Save the daughters, &c.] Having eyes full then, hearken unto you, to do all this great of "adultery" (or, “of an adulteress"), and evil, to transgress against our God in marrying
My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years: There 4 were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was 5
strange wives? Nehem. xiii. 24. 27. Take I s flesh, &c.] For he remembered that heed to your spirit, and let none deal "trea- "they" (" mankind") were but flesh. Ps. cherously" (or" unfaithfully") against the wife lxxviii, 39. That which is born of the flesh, of his youth. Mah ii. 15. The wife is bound is flesh. John iii. 6. There is no condemby the law, as long as her husband liveth, but nation to them which are in Christ Jesus, if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be who walk not after the flesh, but after the married to whom she will, only in the Lord. Spirit. Rom. viii. 1. For if ye live after the I Cor. vii. 39. Be ye not unequally yoked flesh, ye shall die. Rom. viii. 13. The flesh together with unbelievers ; for what agree- lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against ment hath the temple of God with idols? 2 the flesh. They that are Christ's have cruCor. vi. 14. 16.
cified the flesh with the “affections" (or "pas3 My spirit, &c.] And I will come down sions”) and lusts. Gal. v. 17. 24. Christ and talk with thee there said God) and I will suffered for sins, being put to death in the take of the spirit which is upon “thee” flesh. 1 Pet. iii. 18. (" Moses "), and will put it upon “them " 4 Giants in the earth, &c.] And there we ("the serenty elders "). Numb. xi. 17. Yet saw giants (said the spies that went to search many years didst thou (the Lord) “forbear” Canaan), the sons of Anak, which come of the (or, “protract over them"), and testifiedst giants. Numb. xiii. 33. “ That" also (" the against “them” (“the Israelites") by thy land of Ammon") was accounted a land of spirit. Neh. ix. 30. What could be done giants; giants dwelt therein in old time. A more unto my vineyard, that I have not done people great and many, and tall as the Anain it! Wherefore when I looked that it kims; and the Ammonites called them Zamshould bring forth grapes, brought it forth zummims. Deut. ii. 20, 21. For only Og, wild grapes. Isa. v. 4. But “they" (" the king of Bashan, remained of the remnant of house of Israel") rebelled, and vexed his Holy giants. Deut. iii. 11. And there went out Spirit. Therefore he was turned to be their a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, enemy, and he fought against them. Isa. named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was br. 10. I earnestly protested unto your six cubits and a span. 1 Sam. xvii. 4. And fathers, in the day that I brought them up Ishbi-benob, which was of the sons of the out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, "giant,” (or “ Rapha") thought to have slain rising early and protesting, saying, obey my David. Then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew voice. Therefore, thus saith the Lord, behold Saph, which was of the sons of the giant, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall &c. 2 Sam. xxi. 16. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. See not be able to escape ; and though they shall verse 3. cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them. Men of renown, &c.] Let us build us a Jer. xi. 7. 11. Ye stiff-necked and uncircum city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto cised in heart and ears, ye do always resist heaven; and let us make us a name. Gen. the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do xi. 4. And “they" (" Korah, fc.") rose up ye. Acts vii. 51. This I say, then, walk in before Moses, with certain of the children of the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the the flesh, for the flesh lusteth against the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. And renown. Numb. xvi. 2. these are contrary the one to the other. Gal. 5 God saw that the wickedness, &c.] The *. 16, 17. Quench not the Spirit; despise men of Sodom were wicked, and sinners benot prophesyings. 1 Thess. v. 19, 20. For fore the Lord exceedingly. Gen. xiii. 13. Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just The cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, and because their sin is very grievous. Gen. being put to death in the flesh, but quickened xviii. 20. The fool hath said in his heart, by the Spirit, by which also he went and there is no God. They are corrupt; they have preached unto the spirits in prison, which done abominable works : there is none that sometime were disobedient, when once the doeth good. Have all the workers of iniquity long-suffering of God waited, in the days of no knowledge, who eat up my people as they Noe, while the ark was a preparing, wherein eat bread, and call not upon the Lord ? Ps. few, that is eight souls, were saved by water. xiv. 2. God looked down from heaven upon 1 Pet. ii. 18, 19, 20. Behold, the Lord the children of men, to see if there were any cometh, with ten thousand of his saints, to that did understand : that did seek God. Ps. execute judgment upon all. Jude 14, 15. liii. 2. They did not like “ to retain" (or
great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of 6 his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord
“ to acknowledge") God in their knowledge; malice and envy, hateful, and hating one God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to another, Titus iii. 3. do those things which are not convenient; Thoughts, &c.] O Jerusalem, wash thine being filled with all unrighteousness, fornica- heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be tion, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malig- lodge within thee? Jer. iv. 14. nity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, 6 Repented.] And the Lord repented of despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil the evil which he thought to do unto his things, disobedient to parents; without under- people. Exod. xxxii. 14. God is not a man standing, covenant-breakers, "without natural that he should lie ; neither the son of man, affection" (or “unsociable"), implacable, un- that he should repent. Hath he said, and merciful: who, knowing the judgment of God, shall he not do it?' or, hath he spoken, and that they which commit such things are wor- shall he not make it good ? Numb. xxii. 19. thy of death, not only do the same, but “ have For the Lord shall judge his people, and repleasure in them" (“ consent with them") that pent himself for his servants. Deut. xxxii. 36. do them. Rom. i. 28, 29, 30, 31. Both Jews It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be and Gentiles are all under sin : there is none king; for he is turned back from following righteous, no not one. There is none that me, and hath not performed my commandunderstandeth : there is none that seek after ments. “ The Strength of Israel" (or “ the God. They are all gone out of the way: Eternity, or Victory of Israel") will not lie, they are together become unprofitable : there nor repent; for he is not a man that he should is none that doeth good, no not one. Their repent. 1 Sam. xv. 11. 29. And when the throat is an open sepulcbre; with their angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem, tongues they have used deceit; the poison of to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the asps is under their lips: whose mouth is full evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the of cursing and bitterness; their feet are swift people, It is enough; stay now thy hand. to shed blood. Destruction and misery are 2 Sam. xxiv. 16. And God sent an angel in their ways; and the way of peace have unto Jerusalem to destroy it; and as he was they not known. There is no fear of God destroying, the Lord beheld, and he repented before their eyes. Rom. iii. 9-19.
him of the evil, and said to the angel that Imagination of the thoughts of his heart, &c.] destroyed, It is enough ; stay now thine hand. The imagination of man's heart is evil from 1 Chron. xxi. 15. And he remembered for his youth. Gen. viii. 21. I shall have peace them his covenant, and repented, according (saith he whose heart turneth away from God to the multitude of his mercies. Ps. cvi. 45. though I walk in the “ imagination" (or The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent. "stubbornness") of mine heart. Deut. xxix. Ps. cx. 4. If that nation against whom I 19. Behold he putteth no trust in his saints: have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will the heavens are not clean in his (God's) sight. repent of the evil that I thought to do unto How much more abominable and filthy is them. If it do evil in my sight, that it obey man, which drinketh iniquity like water? not my voice, then I will repent of the good Job xy. 16. An heart that deviseth wicked wherewith I said I would benefit them. Jer. imaginations (doth the Lord hate). Prov. vi. xviii. 8. 10. Did Hezekiah, king of Judah, 18. “They" (" mankind") have sought out put him (the prophet Micah) to death? Did many inventions. Eccles. vii. 29. The heart he not fear the Lord, and besought the Lord, of the sons of men is full of evil. Eccles. ix. and the Lord repented him of the evil which 3. The heart is deceitful above all things, and he had pronounced against “them" ("the desperately wicked. Jer. xvii. 9. Behold the people of Judah"). Jer. xxvi. 19. How shall wicked abominations that they do here. Son I give thee up, Ephraim ? How shall I deof man, hast thou seen what the ancients of liver thee, Israel? Mine heart is turned the house of Israel do in the dark, every man within me: my repentings are kindled toin the chambers of his imagery? Ezek. viii. gether. Hosea xi. 8. And God saw “their” 9. 12. Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, works (" of the people of Nineveh"), that they murders, &c. Matt. xv. 19. For from within, turned from their evil way; and God reout of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, pented of the evil that he said he would do adulteries, &c. Mark vii. 21, 22. And you unto them. Jonah iii. 10. For I am the hath he (Christ) quickened, who were dead in Lord, I change not. Mal. iii. 6. For the trespasses and sins. We all had our conver- gifts and calling of God are without repentsation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, ance. Rom. xi. 29. God, willing more fulfilling the desires of the flesh, and of the abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise mind. Ephes. ii. 1. 3. For we ourselves the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, by an oath, that by two immutable things, in serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in which it was impossible for God to lie, we