5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and
called their name b Adam, in the day when they were
(b) By giving them both one name, he notes the inseparable
conjunction of man and wife.
5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat [a
son] in his own c likeness, after his image; and called
his name Seth:
(c) As well, concerning his creation, as his corruption.
5:6 And d Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat
(d) He proves Adam's generation by those who came from Seth,
to show the true Church, and also what care God had over
the same from the beginning, in that he continued his
graces toward it by a continual succession.
5:8 And all the days of Seth were e nine hundred and twelve
years: and he died.
(e) The main reason for long life in the first age, was the
multiplication of mankind, that according to God's
commandment at the beginning the world might be filled
with people, who would universally praise him.
5:22 And Enoch f walked with God after he begat Methuselah
three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
(f) That is, he led an upright and godly life.
5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for g God
(g) To show that there was a better life prepared and to be
a testimony of the immortality of souls and bodies. To
inquire where he went is mere curiosity.
5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This [same] shall h
comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands,
because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
(h) Lamech had respect for the promise, (Ge 3:15), and
desired to see the deliverer who would be sent and yet
saw but a figure of it. He spoke this by the spirit of
prophecy because Noah delivered the Church and
preserved it by his obedience.