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Genesis 5:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Methushelah lived a hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lemech.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Methuselah lived, a hundred and eighty-seven years,—and begat Lamech;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Methuselah liveth an hundred and eighty and seven years, and begetteth Lamech.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Mathusala lived a hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Methuselah liued an hundred eightie and seuen yeeres, and begat Lamech.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Methuselah{gr.Mathusala} lived an hundred and sixty and seven years, and begot Lamech.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Methushelach lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lemekh:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Mela מְתוּשֶׁלַח 4968
{4968} Prime
מְתוּשֶׁלַח
M@thuwshelach
{meth-oo-sheh'-lakh}
From H4962 and H7973; man of a dart; Methushelach, an antediluvian patriarch.
lived 2421
{2421} Prime
חָיַה
chayah
{khaw-yaw'}
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
an hundred 3967
{3967} Prime
מֵאָה
me'ah
{may-aw'}
Probably a primitive numeral; a hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction.
y8141
[8141] Standard
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
eighty 8084
{8084} Prime
שְׁמֹנִים
sh@moniym
{shem-o-neem'}
Multiplicative from H8083; eighty; also eightieth.
and seven 7651
{7651} Prime
שֶׁבַע
sheba`
{sheh'-bah}
From H7650; a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication a week; by extension an indefinite number.
years, 8141
{8141} Prime
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
and begat 3205
{3205} Prime
יָלַד
yalad
{yaw-lad'}
A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Leme לֶמֶך: 3929
{3929} Prime
לֶמֶךְ
Lemek
{leh'-mek}
From an unused root of uncertain meaning; Lemek, the name of two antediluvian patriarchs.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Genesis 5:25-27

_ _ Concerning Methuselah observe, 1. The signification of his name, which some think was prophetical, his father Enoch being a prophet. Methuselah signifies, he dies, or there is a dart, or, a sending forth, namely, of the deluge, which came the very year that Methuselah died. If indeed his name was so intended and so explained, it was fair warning to a careless world, a long time before the judgment came. However, this is observable, that the longest liver that ever was carried death in his name, that he might be reminded of its coming surely, though it came slowly. 2. His age: he lived nine hundred and sixty-nine years, the longest we read of that ever any man lived on earth; and yet he died. The longest liver must die at last. Neither youth nor age will discharge from that war, for that is the end of all men: none can challenge life by long prescription, nor make that a plea against the arrests of death. It is commonly supposed that Methuselah died a little before the flood; the Jewish writers say, “seven days before,” referring to Genesis 7:10, and that he was taken away from the evil to come, which goes upon this presumption, which is generally received, that all the patriarchs mentioned in this chapter were holy good men. I am loth to offer any surmise to the contrary; and yet I see not that this can be any more inferred from their enrollment here among the ancestors of Christ than that all those kings of Judah were so whose names are recorded in his genealogy, many of whom, we are sure, were much otherwise: and, if this be questioned, it may be suggested as probable that Methuselah was himself drowned with the rest of the world; for it is certain that he died that year.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 5:25

Methuselah signifies, He dies, there is a sending forth, viz. of the deluge, which came the very year that Methuselah died. If his name was so intended, it was a fair warning to a careless world long before the judgment came. However, this is observable, that the longest liver that ever was, carried death in his name, that he might be minded of its coming surely, tho' it came slowly. He lived nine hundred sixty and nine years, the longest we read of that ever any man lived on earth, and yet he died: the longest liver must die at last. Neither youth nor age will discharge from that war, for that is the end of all men: none can challenge life by long prescription, nor make that a plea against the arrests of death. 'Tis commonly supposed, that Methuselah died a little before the flood; the Jewish writers say, seven days before, referring to Genesis 7:10, and that he was taken away from the evil to come.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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am 874, bc 3130,
Genesis 4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
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