La Bible du Semeur

Genèse 5

L’histoire de la famille d’Adam

D’Adam aux fils de Noé

1Voici l’histoire de la famille d’Adam. Quand Dieu créa les êtres humains, il les fit de telle sorte qu’ils lui ressemblent. Il les créa homme et femme, il les bénit et leur donna le nom d’hommes le jour où ils furent créés.

Adam était âgé de 130 ans quand il eut un fils qui lui ressemble, qui soit son image. Il lui donna le nom de Seth. Après cela, Adam vécut encore 800 ans et il eut d’autres enfants. La durée totale de sa vie fut de 930 ans, puis il mourut.

Quand Seth fut âgé de 105 ans, il eut pour fils[a] Enosh. Après cela, il vécut encore 807 ans et il eut d’autres enfants. Il mourut à l’âge de 912 ans.

Quand Enosh fut âgé de 90 ans, il eut pour fils Qénân. 10 Après cela, il vécut encore 815 ans et il eut d’autres enfants. 11 Il mourut à l’âge de 905 ans.

12 Quand Qénân fut âgé de 70 ans, il eut pour fils Mahalaléel. 13 Après cela, il vécut encore 840 ans et il eut d’autres enfants. 14 Il mourut à l’âge de 910 ans.

15 Quand Mahalaléel fut âgé de 65 ans, il eut pour fils Yéred. 16 Après cela, Mahalaléel vécut encore 830 ans et il eut d’autres enfants. 17 Il mourut à l’âge de 895 ans.

18 Quand Yéred fut âgé de 162 ans, il eut pour fils Hénok. 19 Après cela, il vécut encore 800 ans, et il eut d’autres enfants. 20 Il mourut à l’âge de 962 ans.

21 Quand Hénok fut âgé de 65 ans, il eut pour fils Mathusalem. 22 Après cela, Hénok mena sa vie sous le regard de Dieu durant 300 ans et il eut d’autres enfants. 23 La durée totale de sa vie fut de 365 ans.

24 Hénok vécut en communion avec Dieu puis il disparut, car Dieu le prit[b].

25 Quand Mathusalem fut âgé de 187 ans, il eut pour fils Lémek. 26 Après cela, il vécut encore 782 ans et il eut d’autres enfants. 27 Il mourut à l’âge de 969 ans.

28 Quand Lémek fut âgé de 182 ans, il eut un fils. 29 Il l’appela Noé (Consolation[c]) en disant: Celui-ci nous consolera de notre travail et de la tâche pénible que nous impose ce sol que l’Eternel a maudit. 30 Après cela, Lémek vécut encore 595 ans, et il eut d’autres enfants. 31 Il mourut à l’âge de 777 ans.

32 Quand Noé fut âgé de 500 ans, il eut pour fils Sem, Cham et Japhet.

  1. 5.6 Autre traduction, de même que dans les versets suivants: descendant.
  2. 5.24 Voir Hé 11.5; Jd 14.
  3. 5.29 En hébreu, le nom Noé évoque le verbe traduit par consolera.

King James Version

Genesis 5

1This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:

And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:

And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.

12 And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:

13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

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

22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.

26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.

30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:

31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.