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1 Chronicles 1:1

    1 Chronicles 1:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Adam, Sheth, Enosh,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Adam, Sheth, Enosh,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Adam, Seth, Enosh,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Adam, Seth, Enosh;

    Webster's Revision

    Adam, Seth, Enosh,

    World English Bible

    Adam, Seth, Enosh,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Adam, Seth, Enosh;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 1:1

    Adam, Sheth, Enosh - That is, Adam was the father of Sheth or Seth. Seth was the father of Enosh, Enosh the father of Kenan, and so on. No notice is taken of Cain and Abel, or of any of the other sons of Adam. One line of patriarchs, from Adam to Noah, is what the historian intended to give; and to have mentioned the posterity of Cain or Abel would have been useless, as Noah was not the immediate descendant of either. Besides, all their posterity had perished in the deluge, none remaining of the Adamic family but Noah and his children; and from these all the nations of the earth sprang.

    How learned must those men be who can take for a text "The first verse of the first chapter of the first book of Chronicles." and find a mystery in each name; which, in the aggregate, amounts to a full view of the original perfection, subsequent fall, consequent misery, and final restoration, of Man! O ye profound illustrators of the names of men and cities! why do ye not give us the key of your wisdom, write comments, and enlighten the world?

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Chronicles 1:1

    Compare the margin references and notes.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Chronicles 1:1

    1:1 Sheth - Adam begat Sheth: and so in the following particulars. For brevity sake he only mentions their names; but the rest is easily understood out of the former books. This appears as the peculiar glory of the Jewish nation, that they alone were able to trace their pedigree from the first man that God created, which no other nation pretended to, but abused themselves and their posterity with fabulous accounts of their originals: the people of Thessaly fancying that they sprang from stones, the Athenians, that they grew out of the earth.