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Beginnings of Civilization 17Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch; and he built a city, and named it Enoch after his son Enoch.18To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael the father of Methushael, and Methushael the father of Lamech.19Lamech took two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.20Adah bore Jabal; he was the ancestor of those who live in tents and have livestock.21His brother's name was Jubal; he was the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and pipe.22Zillah bore Tubal-cain, who made all kinds of bronze and iron tools. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.23Lamech said to his wives: “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, listen to what I say: I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me.24If Cain is avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”25Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another child instead of Abel, because Cain killed him.”26To Seth also a son was born, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to invoke the name of the Lord.Chapter 5Adam's Descendants to Noah and His Sons 1This is the list of the descendants of Adam. When God created humankind, he made them in the likeness of God.2Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them “Humankind” when they were created.3When Adam had lived one hundred thirty years, he became the father of a son in his likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.4The days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years; and he had other sons and daughters.5Thus all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred thirty years; and he died.6When Seth had lived one hundred five years, he became the father of Enosh.7Seth lived after the birth of Enosh eight hundred seven years, and had other sons and daughters.8Thus all the days of Seth were nine hundred twelve years; and he died.9When Enosh had lived ninety years, he became the father of Kenan.10Enosh lived after the birth of Kenan eight hundred fifteen years, and had other sons and daughters.11Thus all the days of Enosh were nine hundred five years; and he died.12When Kenan had lived seventy years, he became the father of Mahalalel.13Kenan lived after the birth of Mahalalel eight hundred and forty years, and had other sons and daughters.14Thus all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.15When Mahalalel had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Jared.16Mahalalel lived after the birth of Jared eight hundred thirty years, and had other sons and daughters.17Thus all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety-five years; and he died.18When Jared had lived one hundred sixty-two years he became the father of Enoch.19Jared lived after the birth of Enoch eight hundred years, and had other sons and daughters.20Thus all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty-two years; and he died.21When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Methuselah.22Enoch walked with God after the birth of Methuselah three hundred years, and had other sons and daughters.23Thus all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty-five years.24Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him.25When Methuselah had lived one hundred eighty-seven years, he became the father of Lamech.26Methuselah lived after the birth of Lamech seven hundred eighty-two years, and had other sons and daughters.27Thus all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty-nine years; and he died.28When Lamech had lived one hundred eighty-two years, he became the father of a son;29he named him Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the Lord has cursed this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the toil of our hands.”30Lamech lived after the birth of Noah five hundred ninety-five years, and had other sons and daughters.31Thus all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy-seven years; and he died.32After Noah was five hundred years old, Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.Chapter 6The Wickedness of Humankind 1When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them,2the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose.3Then the Lord said, “My spirit shall not abide in mortals forever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred twenty years.”4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown.