The Book of Jasher
|IV:1. And all the days that Enoch lived upon earth, were three hundred and sixty-five years.
IV:2. And when Enoch has ascended into heaven, all the kings of the earth rose and took
Methuselah his son and anointed him, and they caused him to reign over them in the place
of his father.
IV:3. And Methuselah acted uprightly in the sight of Elohim, as his father Enoch had taught him,
and he likewise during the whole of his life taught the sons of men wisdom, knowledge, and
the fear of Elohim, and he did not turn from the good way either to the right or to the left.
IV:4. But in the latter days of Methuselah, the sons of men turned from Yehuveh, they corrupted
the earth, they robbed and plundered each other, and they rebelled against Elohim and they
transgressed, and they corrupted their ways, and would not hearken to the voice of
Methuselah, but rebelled against him.
IV:5. And Yehuveh was exceedingly wroth against them, and Yehuveh continued to destroy the
seed in those days, so that there was neither sowing nor reaping in the earth.
IV:6. For when they sowed the ground in order that they might obtain food for their support, behold,
thorns and thistles were produced which they did not sow.
IV:7. And still the sons of men did not turn from their evil ways, and their hands were still extended
to do evil in the sight of Elohim, and they provoked Yehuveh with their evil ways, and Yehuveh
was very wroth, and repented that He had made man.
IV:8. And He thought to destroy and annihilate them and He did so.
IV:9. In those days when Lamech the son of Methuselah was one hundred and sixty years old, Seth
the son of Adam died.
IV:10. And all the days that Seth lived, were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
Commentary on Jasher IV:1 (25 February 2009):
Originally Written: 25 February 2009
Latest Update: 25 February 2009
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