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Genesis 5:28 [study!]

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

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Lemeó לֶמֶך 3929
{3929} Prime
לֶמֶךְ
Lemek
{leh'-mek}
From an unused root of uncertain meaning; Lemek, the name of two antediluvian patriarchs.
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 two 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
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
a son: 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Genesis 5:28-32

_ _ Here we have the first mention of Noah, of whom we shall read much in the following chapters. Observe,

_ _ I. His name, with the reason of it: Noah signifies rest; his parents gave him that name, with a prospect of his being a more than ordinary blessing to his generation: This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed. Here is, 1. Lamech's complaint of the calamitous state of human life. By the entrance of sin, and the entail of the curse for sin, our condition has become very miserable: our whole life is spent in labour, and our time filled up with continual toil. God having cursed the ground, it is as much as some can do, with the utmost care and pains, to fetch a hard livelihood out of it. He speaks as one fatigued with the business of this life, and grudging that so many thoughts and precious minutes, which otherwise might have been much better employed, are unavoidably spent for the support of the body. 2. His comfortable hopes of some relief by the birth of this son: This same shall comfort us, which denotes not only the desire and expectation which parents generally have concerning their children (that, when they grow up, they will be comforts to them and helpers in their business, though they often prove otherwise), but an apprehension and prospect of something more. Very probably there were some prophecies that went before of him, as a person that should be wonderfully serviceable to his generation, which they so understood as to conclude that he was the promised seed, the Messiah that should come; and then it intimates that a covenant-interest in Christ as ours, and the believing expectation of his coming, furnish us with the best and surest comforts, both in reference to the wrath and curse of God which we have deserved and to the toils and troubles of this present time of which we are often complaining. “Is Christ ours? Is heaven ours? This same shall comfort us.

_ _ II. His children, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. These Noah begat (the eldest of these) when he was 500 years old. It should seem that Japheth was the eldest (Genesis 10:21), but Shem is put first because on him the covenant was entailed, as appears by Genesis 9:26, where God is called the Lord God of Shem. To him, it is probable, the birth-right was given, and from him, it is certain, both Christ the head, and the church the body, were to descend. Therefore he is called Shem, which signifies a name, because in his posterity the name of God should always remain, till he should come out of his loins whose name is above every name; so that in putting Shem first Christ was, in effect, put first, who in all things must have the pre-eminence.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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