Methuselah, Lamech and Noah. From Genesis 5:25-32 commented by ASV and questions


Methuselah became the oldest man that ever lived; he lived in the blessing of his father Enoch and became 969 years. Methuselah had Lamech the father of Noah who was to continue the humankind on earth after the flood. Lamech the father of Noah didn’t become 900 years or more, no he died at the age of 777, God saved him from the flood, Lamech died just a few years before the flood came.

Rest and comfort

In verse 29, Lamech said that his son Noah would bring them rest and comfort from all the hard work with the soil that the LORD cursed. Lamech is calling God YaHaWaH; this was the common name on God from the beginning. Lamech is talking about rest and comfort, and this is a prophecy of the coming of Jesus.

Smart, intelligent and wise

Noah also walked with God as Enoch did and preached to family, friends and all around him. God denied the wife of Noah, children until Noah was 500 years then they had Shem Ham and Japheth. The sin had a devastating effect on people and the society, however God protected the children of Noah by him having children late in life and soon the building of a huge box to float on water occupied all of them.


  1. Could you describe the blessings of God?
  2. What was the common name of God?
  3. How do the sin work?

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