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Genesis 5:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for God took him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Enoch walked with God, and he [was] not: for God took him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and Enoch walked with God,—and was not, for God had taken him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Enoch walketh habitually with God, and he is not, for God hath taken him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he walked with God, and was seen no more: because God took him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God tooke him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Enoch was well-pleasing to God, and was not found, because God translated him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Chanokh walked with Elohim: and he [was] not; for Elohim took him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And n חֲנוֹך 2585
{2585} Prime
חֲנוֹךְ
Chanowk
{khan-oke'}
From H2596; initiated; Chanok, an antediluvian patriarch.
walked 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
with x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
lhm אֱלֹהִים: 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
and he [was] not; x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
took 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 5:24

_ _ And Enoch walked with God — a common phrase in Eastern countries denoting constant and familiar intercourse.

_ _ was not; for God took him — In Hebrews 11:5, we are informed that he was translated to heaven — a mighty miracle, designed to effect what ordinary means of instruction had failed to accomplish, gave a palpable proof to an age of almost universal unbelief that the doctrines which he had taught (Jude 1:14, Jude 1:15) were true and that his devotedness to the cause of God and righteousness in the midst of opposition was highly pleasing to the mind of God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 5:21-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 5:24

He was not, for God took him — That is, as it is explained, Hebrews 11:5, he was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him. But why did God take him so soon? Surely because the world, which was now grown corrupt, was not worthy of him. Because his work was done, and done the sooner for his minding it so closely. He was not, for God took him — He was not any longer in this world: it was not the period of his being, but of his being here. He was not found; so the apostle explains it from the seventy; not found by his friends, who sought him, as the sons of the prophets sought Elijah, 2 Kings 2:17. God took him body and soul to himself in the heavenly paradise, by the ministry of angels, as afterwards he took Elijah. He was changed, as those saints shall be that will be found alive at Christ's second coming.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 5:24

And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for (g) God took him.

(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.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
walked:

Genesis 5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

he was not:
The same expression occurs,
Genesis 37:30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child [is] not; and I, whither shall I go?
Genesis 42:36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved [of my children]: Joseph [is] not, and Simeon [is] not, and ye will take Benjamin [away]: all these things are against me.
Jeremiah 31:15 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, [and] bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they [were] not.
Matthew 2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping [for] her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

for:

2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, [there appeared] a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Hebrews 11:5-6 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. ... But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
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Gn 5:21; 37:30; 42:36. 2K 2:11. Jr 31:15. Mt 2:18. Lk 23:43. He 11:5. 1Jn 1:7.

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