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9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy A. C. 3875. brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

10 And he said, What hast thou done ? the voice of thy brother's * blood crieth unto me from the ground.

11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength ; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

13 And Cain said unto the LORD, + my punishment is t Or, mine greater than I can bear.

greater than 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the Forecite may be face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass,


every one that findeth me shall slay me. 15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

GENESIS IV. ver. 25. 25 | And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a 3874. son, and called his name I Seth: For God, said she, hath ap- ^ Heb. Sheth. pointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

GENESIS IV. VER. 17-25. 17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare $ Enoch : and he builded a city, and called the name of the Heb. Chacity, after the name of his son, Enoch.

18 And unto Enoch was born Irad : and Irad begat Mehujael : and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat | Lamech.

19 | And Lamech took unto him two wives : the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

20 And Adah bare Jabal : he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

21 And his brother's name was Jubal : he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an * instructor Heb. whetof every artificer in brass and iron : and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my


|| Heb. Le. mech.


* Or, I would slay a man in my wound, &c.

A.C. 3974. speech : for * I have slain a man to my wounding, and a

young man t to my hurt:

24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech Or, in mice seventy and sevenfold.

GENESIS IV. VER. 26. 26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and Heb. Enosh. he called his name Enos: then began men § to call upon themselves by the name of the Lord 14.



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GENESIS V. 1 This is the a book of the generations of Adam. In the b Wisd. ii. 23 day that God created man, in the blikeness of God made

he him;

2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image ; and called his name Seth :

4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were

eight hundred years : and he begat sons and daughters : 3074. 5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred

and thirty years: and he died.

6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos :

7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters :

8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years : and he died.

9 | And Enos lived ninety years, and begat || Cainan :

10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters :

11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years : and he died.


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14 The marginal reading is generally supposed to be a more literal translation of the original. Heidegger interprets the phrase thus : “Then began men to be called by the name of the Lord :" that is, the visible church had so diminished, that the faithful of Jehovah were called, by way of distinction, by the name of the Lord.—Heidegger (Sac. Patr. Hist. Exer. 3. § 34.)

15 The several genealogical tables, preserved in the Testament, are in tended to distinguish the tribe and family of the Messiah, and to trace his descent froin Adam.

* Gr. Male.


+ Heb. Jered.


12 9 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat • Ma- A. C. 2864. halaleel :

13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight feel 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

2714. 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 16


3017. 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 2948. shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands," Gr. Noe. 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 :

Gr. Mathu. sala.

d Ecclus. xliv. 16. Heb. xi. 5.

Heb. Lemech.


13 As the doctrine of the certain existence of another world, is one of the chief truths to be enforced upon man; a visible ascension into heaven has taken place in the three stages of the developement of the great scheme of redemption. Enoch, Elijah, and Christ, proved to the world, by their ascension to heaven, the truth of the immortality of the soul, and that its future happiness is the object which God has constantly in view, under every mode of appealing to his creatures.

A.C. 2948. 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.

State of the World immediately preceding the Deluge.

GENESIS VI. 2408. 1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on

the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair ; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

4 There 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.

5 | And God saw that the wickedness of man was great * Or, the in the earth 17, and that * every imagination of the thoughts whole imagi. nation. The of his heart was only evil + continually.

word signifieth not only the ima. gination, but 17 The sacred historian now proceeds to relate the history of the deluge. The poses and de

causes for which this terrible judgment of the Almighty was permitted to oversires.

whelm the earth are to be found in the state of mankind at that period. It seems a Chap. viii. 21. Matt. xv. to have been necessary (if the term necessary may be applied to the works of 19. + Heb. every that Being, to whom necessity and chance "approach not”) for the preservation day.

of the line of the Messiah, and for the perpetual instruction of mankind. The apostasy was almost universal ; the visible church of God was reduced to one family; and it is scarcely possible to suppose, that this single family would long have remained unaffected by the contagion of infidelity around them. The world therefore was destroyed, that the church of God might be preserved; as it is at present only " kept in store,” until the numbers of the Christian Church be completed. The Being who utters these words to Noah is the angel Jehovah, the Messiah of the Church: and the words in Gen. vi. 17, “ I, even I, do bring a flood of waters,” may be considered as an assertion of his divinity, as a declaration of the power which he possessed, as the God of mankind, to destroy, as well as to create and to preserve. That this wonderful event, the deluge, certainly took place, is confirmed by every proof which could be required by the most incredulous. Its history is written on the surface of the globe, and engrafted into the annals of all nations. If it once took place, it could never have been forgotten; and we accordingly find, that it was commemorated by rites, customs, festivals, and emblems; such as the dove, the serpent, the lotus, the cypselus, the mundane or arkite egg, with many others; all of which, though useful and innocent at first, were afterwards perverted to idolatrous uses. Moses therefore relates this im

also the pur

17. 2 Pet. ii.

+ Or, upright.

Or, from the earth.

6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on A.C. 2468. the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; * both man, and Heb. from beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air ; wast. for it repenteth me that I have made them.

8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

9 ( These are the generations of Noah : 6 Noah was a b Ecclus. xliv. just man and + perfect in his generations, and Noah walked 5 with God.

10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them I with the earth.

14 G Make thee an ark of gopher wood; s rooms shalt | Heb. nests. thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without

15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

with pitch.

portant history at some length, and uses many expressions which evidently al-
Inde to the manners and customs of the surrounding idolatrous nations.—(Vide
Bryant's Analysis ; Maurice's Hindostan; papers in the Asiatic Rescarches ;
Faber's Origin of Pagan Idolatry; in which the interesting subjects of the arkite
Forship, and the traditions of the deluge, are discussed at great length.)

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