A1. 敬虔的後代 (創5:1-20)

亞當的後代記在下面。當神造人的日子,是照著自己的樣式造的,並且造男造女。在他們被造的日子,神賜福給他們,稱他們為「人」。亞當活到一百三十歲,生了一個兒子,形像樣式和自己相似,就給他起名叫塞特。亞當生塞特之後,又在世八百年,並且生兒養女。亞當共活了九百三十歲就死了。塞特活到一百零五歲,生了以挪士。塞特生以挪士之後,又活了八百零七年,並且生兒養女。塞特共活了九百一十二歲就死了。以挪士活到九十歲,生了該南。以挪士生該南之後,又活了八百一十五年,並且生兒養女。以挪士共活了九百零五歲就死了。該南活到七十歲,生了瑪勒列。該南生瑪勒列之後,又活了八百四十年,並且生兒養女。該南共活了九百一十歲就死了。瑪勒列活到六十五歲,生了雅列。瑪勒列生雅列之後,又活了八百三十年,並且生兒養女。瑪勒列共活了八百九十五歲就死了。雅列活到一百六十二歲,生了以諾。雅列生以諾之後,又活了八百年,並且生兒養女。雅列共活了九百六十二歲就死了。

This is the written account of Adam’s line. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female and blessed them. And when they were created, he called them "man." When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Adam lived 930 years, and then he died. When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh. And after he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Seth lived 912 years, and then he died. When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan. And after he became the father of Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enosh lived 905 years, and then he died. When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel. And after he became the father of Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Kenan lived 910 years, and then he died. When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared. And after he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Mahalalel lived 895 years, and then he died. When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. And after he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Jared lived 962 years, and then he died.

這敬虔的後代神都有數算他們在世上的「年歲」,經上的記載「範式」:某人活到XXX歲,生了兒子,以後又活了XXX歲,並且生兒養女,最後在世上共活了XXX歲就死了。他們在世上所作的就是「生兒養女」(好好作人),不像該隱的後代,他們在世上所作的盡是「為所欲為」(壞壞作事)。

經上說:「凡求告主名的,就必得救。」(羅10:13)這敬虔的後代都是「求告主名」的後代,經上所記這六個人的平均歲數是(930+912+905+910+895+962=5514) / 6 =919。以現今人類的平均歲數來看,他們可算是「人瑞中的人瑞」。他們享有長壽,乃是神的旨意,因為神要他們「生養眾多,遍滿地面。」塞特一族代表了蒙救贖的後代,是蒙神保守的支派,也是代表人類的希望。

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