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Generation: 1. (Genesis 2:4) "These are the generations," means the "history."

2. (Genesis 5:1) "The book of the generations," means a family register, or history of Adam.

3. (Genesis 37:2) "The generations of Jacob" = the history of Jacob and his descendants.

4. (Genesis 7:1) "In this generation" = in this age.

5. (Psalms 49:19) "The generation of his fathers" = the dwelling of his fathers, i.e., the grave.

6. (Psalms 73:15) "The generation of thy children" = the contemporary race.

7. (Isaiah 53:8) "Who shall declare his generation?" = His manner of life who shall declare? or rather His race, posterity, shall be so numerous that no one shall be able to declare it.

8. In (Matthew 1:17) the word means a succession or series of persons from the same stock.

9. (Matthew 3:7) "Generation of vipers" = brood of vipers.

10. (Matthew 24:34) "This generation" = the persons then living contemporary with Christ.

11. (1 Peter 2:9) "A chosen generation" = a chosen people.

12. The Hebrews seem to have reckoned time by the generation.
a.In the time of Abraham a generation was an hundred years, thus: (Genesis 15:16) "In the fourth generation" = in four hundred years (comp. (Genesis 15:13; Exodus 12:40))
b. In (Deuteronomy 1:35; 2:14) a generation is a period of thirty-eight years.

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