Enosh (not to be confused with Enoch) was born in the year 235 from creation (3526 BCE).His father’s name was Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve. He was given the name Enosh, which means “person” or “people,” because it was around that time that the world began to be more heavily inhabited by people.2 He lived a total of 905 years, and died in the year 1140 from creation (2621 BCE).3

Torah Record

There is very little mention made of Enosh in the Torah, and most of what we know about him and his times is from Midrashic and Talmudic sources. 

Here’s what the Torah itself has to say about Enosh. Mind you, the description is rather ambiguous and leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

“And to Seth also a son was born, and he named him Enosh; then huchal to call by the name of the L‑rd.”4

Note that the word huchal has been left untranslated. That was done deliberately, because it is not entirely clear what the word means. Many different interpretations have been offered; naturally, the Torah narrative will vary based on the different interpretations.

These are a number of commentaries offered on this verse:

Rashi: Huchal comes from the Hebrew word chol, which means “profaned.”

“Then it became profaned to call by the name of the L‑rd.”

In the times of Enosh, people began associating the name of G‑d with things other than G‑d, namely idols and other people (more on this later). As a result, the name of G‑d became profaned.

Ibn Ezra: Huchal comes from the Hebrew word hischil, which means “to begin.”

“Then people began to call in the name of the L‑rd.”

It was in the times of Enosh that people began engaging in the practice of prayer, calling out to the name of G‑d.

Previously, people did not believe that prayer was effective; if G‑d had made up His mind, there was no way that it could change. This changed in the times of Enosh, and people began to pray to G‑d.5

Sforno: While huchal means begin, it has a negative connotation.

“Then (the righteous) began to preach in the name of the L‑rd.”

Until the times of Enosh, there was no need to preach about G‑d; everyone was already aware of His presence and power. It was in his times that this knowledge diminished, and it became necessary for those in the know to preach about His existence.

That’s it as far as the Torah record goes. From here on is the Midrashic tradition.

The Roots of Idolatry

Although the straight reading of the verse is open to interpretation, the Midrashic tradition is pretty emphatic: Idolatry began in the times of Enosh.

Maimonides, in his introduction to the laws concerning idolatry, details the history of idolatrous thought and practise:

During the times of Enosh, mankind made a great mistake, and the wise men of that generation gave thoughtless counsel. Enosh himself was one of those who erred.6

Their mistake was as follows: They said that G‑d created stars and spheres with which to control the world. He placed them on high and treated them with honor, making them servants who minister before Him. Accordingly, it is fitting to praise and glorify them and to treat them with honor. [They perceived] this to be the will of G‑d, Blessed be He, that they magnify and honor those whom He magnified and honored, just as a king desires that the servants who stand before him be honored. Indeed, doing so is an expression of honor to the king.

After conceiving of this notion, they began to construct temples to the stars and offer sacrifices to them. They would praise and glorify them with words, and prostrate themselves before them, because by doing so they would—according to their false conception—be fulfilling the will of G‑d.

This was the essence of the worship of false gods, and this was the rationale of those who worshipped them. They would not say that there is no other god except for this star.7

Ironically, idolatry originally had holy intentions; people thought that such practices were actually honoring G‑d. Maimonides continues to describe how these mistakes led to all-out idol worship, and how the existence of G‑d was completely forgotten from the earth, save for a few righteous individuals.

Was Enosh himself a part of this movement, or was it merely the people of his times?

Although Maimonides says he was, other commentators disagree. They cite the following Midrash to support their claim:

Until this point (the birth of Adam, Seth and Enosh), man was created in the image and form of G‑d. From this point on, the generations became corrupt and were created deformed.8

It seems from this Midrash that Enosh himself was one of the good ones, ranking with Adam and Seth.9

More on His Era

There are scattered references in Midrashic sources which give us a glimpse into the goings-on of the times.

Here’s one of the more fascinating accounts:

The generation of Enosh approached him and asked, “What is the name of your father?” to which he responded, “Seth.” “The name of your grandfather?” “Adam.” “And what was Adam’s father’s name?” they asked. “He had no father,” Enosh explained. “G‑d created his form from the earth and then blew into his nostrils a living soul.”

They said to Enosh, “Demonstrate how it was done.”

Enosh then took a handful of dirt and formed the image of a man, and the evil spirit entered into his nostrils and he became alive. The people declared this being as their god, and they believed in it.10

Aside for clearly portraying Enosh as the ringleader, this Midrash gives us insight into the extent to which their practices and beliefs went. They created an outright golem, which they viewed and treated as a god!

The results of their actions were forthcoming. The Midrash relates:

Four things changed in the times of Enosh: (a) the mountains became rocky, (b) the deceased began to rot, (c) people’s faces became similar to those of apes, and (d) people became susceptible to demons.11

Witchcraft and sorcery became widespread as well in his times.12 We are told that even young children were well trained in occult practices, and that when the time came for Noah’s flood, the people did not heed Noah’s warnings because of the trust they had in their magical powers.13

The Not-So-Well-Known Great Flood

Most people are aware of the Great Flood that took place in the times of Noah, in the year 1656 from creation (2016 BCE). That wasn’t the first Great Flood in history; it was preceded by a Pretty-Great Flood in the times of Enosh.

As a punishment for the sins of the generation, G‑d had the sea overflow and flood a third of the inhabited world.14 The Midrash sees this punishment as being tit-for-tat, in direct response to their idolatrous behavior:

You have made a new creation and have called it by My name; I too will create something new (the floodwaters) and call it by My name. This is the meaning of the verse (Amos 5:8), “He Who calls the water of the sea and pours it out on the face of the earth, the L‑rd is His Name.”15

How big was this flood? A number of opinions are recorded, all in the name of R. Chanina:

R. Yudan, R. Abahu and R. Elazar received from R. Chanina: until Acco and Jaffa;

R. Chaninah and R. Acha received from R. Chanina: until the Barbary Coast;

R. Elazar received from R. Chanina: until Calabria.16

This drastic event did not do much to hinder the advances of the idolatry movement, and the world continued in steady decline. Terrible famine is said to have spread in those times, as the earth became less and less fertile as a punishment for their sins.17 (It wasn’t until the times of Noah, who was born in the year 1056 from creation (2705 BCE), that the plough was first invented, which significantly eased the farming process.18)

In summary, the times of Enosh are not depicted in the most positive of lights, and Enosh himself is seen (by some) as being the catalyst for these negative developments.

Jasher Chapter 2
1. And it was in the hundred and thirtieth year of the life of Adamup on the earth, that he
again knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bare a son in his likeness and in his
image, and she called his name Seth, saying, Because God has appointed me another
seed in the place of Abel, for Cain has slain him.
2. And Seth lived one hundred and five years, and he begat a son; and Seth called the
name of his son Enosh, saying, Because in that time the sons of men began to multiply,
and to afflict their souls and hearts by transgressing and rebelling against God.
3. And it was in the days of Enosh that the sons of men continued to rebel and transgress against God, to increase the anger of the Lord against the sons of men.  (SO, we see here that it was not with ENOSH that the transgressions started.  It is stated here that they CONTINUED.) 
4. And the sons of men went and they served other gods,and they forgot the Lordwho had created them in the earth: and in those days the sons of men made images of brass and iron, wood and stone, and they bowed down and served them.
5. And every man made his god and they bowed down to them, and the sons of men
forsook the Lord all the days of Enosh and his children; and the anger of the Lord was
kindled on account of their works and abominations which they did in the earth.
6. And the Lord caused the waters of the river Gihon to overwhelm them, and he
destroyed and consumed them, and he destroyed the third part of the earth,(this was the first flood and it took out 1/3 of the earth) and notwithstanding this, the sons of men did not turn from their evil ways, and their hands were yet extended to do evil in the sight of the Lord.
7. And in those days there was neither sowing nor reaping in the earth; and there was no
food for the sons of men and the famine was very great in those days.
8. And the seed which they sowed in those days in the ground became thorns, thistles and
briers; for from the days of Adam was this declaration concerning the earth, of the curse
of God, which he cursed the earth, on account of the sin which Adam sinned before the
9. Andit was when men continued to rebel and transgress against God, and to corrupt their ways, that the earth also became corrupt.
10. And Enosh lived ninety years and he begat Cainan;
11. And Cainan grew up and he was forty years old, and he became wise and had
knowledge and skill in all wisdom, and he reigned over all the sons of men, and he led
the sons of men to wisdom and knowledge; for Cainan was a very wise man and had
understanding in all wisdom, and with his wisdom he ruled over spirits and demons;
12. And Cainan knew by his wisdom that God would destroy the sons of men for having
sinned upon earth, and that the Lord would in the latter days bring upon them the waters of the flood.
13. And in those days Cainan wrote upon tablets of stone, what was to take place in time to come, and he put them in his treasures.
14. And Cainan reigned over the whole earth, and he turned some of the sons of men to the
service of God.
15. And when Cainan was seventy years old, he begat three sons and two daughters.
16. And these are the names of the children of Cainan; the name of the first born Mahlallel,
the second Enan, and the third Mered, and their sisters were Adah and Zillah; these are
the five children of Cainan that were born to him.
17. And Lamech, the son of Methusael, became related to Cainan by marriage, and he took his two daughters for his wives, and Adah conceived and bare a son to Lamech, and she called his name Jabal.
18. And she again conceived and bare a son, and called his name Jubal; and Zillah, her
sister, was barren in those days and had no offspring.
19. For in those days the sons of men began to trespass against God, and to transgress the
commandments which he had commanded to Adam, to be fruitful and multiply in the
20. And some of the sons of men caused their wives to drink a draught that would render them barren, in order that they might retain their figures and whereby their beautiful appearance might not fade.
21. And when the sons of men caused some of their wives to drink, Zillah drank with them.
22. And the child-bearing women appeared abominable in the sight of their husbands as
widows, whilst their husbands lived, for to the barren ones only they were attached.
23. And in the end of days and years, when Zillah became old, the Lord opened her womb.
24. And she conceived and bare a son and she called his name Tubal Cain, saying, After I
had withered away have I obtained him from the Almighty God.
25. And she conceived again and bare a daughter, and she called her name Naamah, for she
said, After I had withered away have I obtained pleasure and delight.
26. And Lamech was old and advanced in years, and his eyes were dim that he could not
see, and Tubal Cain, his son, was leading him and it was one day that Lamech went into
the field and Tubal Cain his son was with him, and whilst they were walking in the
field, Cain the son of Adam advanced towards them; for Lamech was very old and
could not see much, and Tubal Cain his son was very young.
27. And Tubal Cain told his father to draw his bow, and with the arrows he smote Cain,
who was yet far off, and he slew him, for he appeared to them to be an animal.
28. And the arrows entered Cain’s body although he was distant from them, and he fell to
the ground and died.

29. And the Lord requited Cain’s evil according to his wickedness, which he had done to his
brother Abel, according to the word of the Lord which he had spoken.
30. And it came to pass when Cain had died, that Lamech and Tubal went to see the animal
which they had slain, and they saw, and behold Cain their grandfather was fallen dead
upon the earth.
31. And Lamech was very much grieved at having done this, and in clapping his hands
together he struck his son and caused his death.
32. And the wives of Lamech heard what Lamech had done, and they sought to kill him.
33. And the wives of Lamech hated him from that day, because he slew Cain and Tubal
Cain,and the wives of Lamech separated from him, and would not hearken to him in
those days.
34. And Lamech came to his wives, and he pressed them to listen to him about this matter.
35. And he said to his wives Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice O wives of Lamech, attend to
my words, for now you have imagined and said that I slew a man with my wounds, and
a child with my stripes for their having done no violence, but surely know that I am old
and grey-headed, and that my eyes are heavy through age, and I did this thing
36. And the wives of Lamech listened to him in this matter, and they returned to him with
the advice of their father Adam, but they bore no children to him from that time,
knowing that God’s anger was increasing in those days against the sons of men, to
destroy them with the waters of the flood for their evil doings.
37. And Mahlallel the son of Cainan lived sixty-five years and he begat Jared; and Jared
lived sixty-two years and he begat Enoch.


“And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch,” Genesis 4:17.

“And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him,” Genesis 5:22-24.

The first Enoch was the direct son of Cain. The bible says that he was an inheritor of a city. He was wealthy

The second Enoch was  of the righteous seed of Seth Fathered by Jared.  Seththe third son of Adam, and great-grandfather of Noah (Genesis 5:22-29)  This Enoch had a very strong spiritual heritage and a legacy. He had his foot print on the sand of time. Of him it was said he walked with God and never tasted death. Such a strong spiritual wealth he possessed.


Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch; unto Enoch was born Irad:

Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech;

Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah

Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.


Seth lived after he begat Enos; Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan; Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalalee; Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared;Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech; Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 29 And he called his name Noah,


Book of Yashar, Chapter 3
1 And Enoch lived sixty-five years and he begat Methuselah; and Enoch walked with Elohim after having begot Methuselah, and he served Yahuah, and despised the evil ways of men.
2 And the soul of Enoch was wrapped up in the instruction of Yahuah, in knowledge and in understanding; and he wisely retired from the sons of men, and secreted himself from them for many days.
3 And it was at the expiration of many years, whilst he was serving Yahuah, and praying before him
in his house, that an angel of Yahuah called to him from Heaven, and he said, Here am I.
4 And he said, Rise, go forth from thy house and from the place where thou dost hide thyself, and
appear to the sons of men, in order that thou mayest teach them the way in which they should go and the work which they must accomplish to enter in the ways of Elohim.
5 And Enoch rose up according to the word of Yahuah, and went forth from his house, from his place and from the chamber in which he was concealed; and he went to the sons of men and taught them the ways of Yahuah, and at that time assembled the sons of men and acquainted them with the instruction of Yahuah.
6 And he ordered it to be proclaimed in all places where the sons of men dwelt, saying, Where is the man who wishes to know the ways of Yahuah and good works? let him come to Enoch.
7 And all the sons of men then assembled to him, for all who desired this thing went to Enoch, and Enoch reigned over the sons of men according to the word of Yahuah, and they came and bowed to him and they heard his word.
8 And the spirit of Elohim was upon Enoch, and he taught all his men the wisdom of Elohim and his ways, and the sons of men served Yahuah all the days of Enoch, and they came to hear his wisdom.
9 And all the kings of the sons of men, both first and last, together with their princes and judges, came to Enoch when they heard of his wisdom, and they bowed down to him, and they also required of Enoch to reign over them, to which he consented.
10 And they assembled in all, one hundred and thirty kings and princes, and they made Enoch king
over them and they were all under his power and command.
11 And Enoch taught them wisdom, knowledge, and the ways of Yahuah; and he made peace amongst them, and peace was throughout the earth during the life of Enoch.
12 And Enoch reigned over the sons of men two hundred and forty-three years, and he did justice and righteousness with all his people, and he led them in the ways of Yahuah.
13 And these are the generations of Enoch, Methuselah, Elisha, and Elimelech, three sons; and their sisters were Melca and Nahmah, and Methuselah lived eighty-seven years and he begat Lamech.
14 And it was in the fifty-sixth year of the life of Lamech when Adam died; nine hundred and thirty
years old was he at his death, and his two sons, with Enoch and Methuselah his son, buried him with
great pomp, as at the burial of kings, in the cave which Elohim had told him.
15 And in that place all the sons of men made a great mourning and weeping on account of Adam; it
has therefore become a custom among the sons of men to this day.
16 And Adam died because he ate of the tree of knowledge; he and his children after him, as Yahuah Elohim had spoken.
17 And it was in the year of Adam’s death which was the two hundred and forty-third year of the reign of Enoch, in that time Enoch resolved to separate himself from the sons of men and to secret himself as at first in order to serve Yahuah.
18 And Enoch did so, but did not entirely secret himself from them, but kept away from the sons of
men three days and then went to them for one day 19 And during the three days that he was in his chamber, he prayed to, and praised Yahuah his Elohim, and the day on which he went and appeared to his subjects he taught them the ways of Yahuah, and all they asked him about Yahuah he told them.
20 And he did in this manner for many years, and he afterward concealed himself for six days, and
appeared to his people one day in seven; and after that once in a month, and then once in a year, until all the kings, princes and sons of men sought for him, and desired again to see the face of Enoch, and to hear his word; but they could not, as all the sons of men were greatly afraid of Enoch, and they feared to approach him on account of the Godlike awe that was seated upon his countenance; therefore no man could look at him, fearing he might be punished and die.
21 And all the kings and princes resolved to assemble the sons of men, and to come to Enoch,
thinking that they might all speak to him at the time when he should come forth amongst them, and
they did so.
22 And the day came when Enoch went forth and they all assembled and came to him, and Enoch
spoke to them the words of Yahuah and he taught them wisdom and knowledge, and they bowed
down before him and they said, May the king live! May the king live!
23 And in some time after, when the kings and princes and the sons of men were speaking to Enoch,
and Enoch was teaching them the ways of Elohim, behold an angel of Yahuah then called unto Enoch from heaven, and wished to bring him up to heaven to make him reign there over the sons of Elohim, as he had reigned over the sons of men upon earth.
24 When at that time Enoch heard this he went and assembled all the inhabitants of the earth, and
taught them wisdom and knowledge and gave them divine instructions, and he said to them, I have
been required to ascend into heaven, I therefore do not know the day of my going.
25 And now therefore I will teach you wisdom and knowledge and will give you instruction before I leave you, how to act upon earth whereby you may live; and he did so.
26 And he taught them wisdom and knowledge, and gave them instruction, and he reproved them,
and he placed before them statutes and judgments to do upon earth, and he made peace amongst them, and he taught them everlasting life, and dwelt with them some time teaching them all these things.
27 And at that time the sons of men were with Enoch, and Enoch was speaking to them, and they
lifted up their eyes and the likeness of a great horse descended from heaven, and the horse paced in
the air; 28 And they told Enoch what they had seen, and Enoch said to them, On my account does this horse descend upon earth; the time is come when I must go from you and I shall no more be seen by you.
29 And the horse descended at that time and stood before Enoch, and all the sons of men that were
with Enoch saw him.
30 And Enoch then again ordered a voice to be proclaimed, saying, Where is the man who delighteth to know the ways of Yahuah his Elohim, let him come this day to Enoch before he is taken from us.
31 And all the sons of men assembled and came to Enoch that day; and all the kings of the earth with their princes and counsellors remained with him that day; and Enoch then taught the sons of men wisdom and knowledge, and gave them divine instruction; and he bade them serve Yahuah and walk in his ways all the days of their lives, and he continued to make peace amongst them.
32 And it was after this that he rose up and rode upon the horse; and he went forth and all the sons of men went after him, about eight hundred thousand men; and they went with him one day’s journey.
33 And the second day he said to them, Return home to your tents, why will you go? perhaps you
may die; and some of them went from him, and those that remained went with him six day’s journey; and Enoch said to them every day, Return to your tents, lest you may die; but they were not willing to return, and they went with him.
34 And on the sixth day some of the men remained and clung to him, and they said to him, We will go with thee to the place where thou goest; as Yahuah liveth, death only shall separate us.
35 And they urged so much to go with him, that he ceased speaking to them; and they went after him and would not return;
36 And when the kings returned they caused a census to be taken, in order to know the number of
remaining men that went with Enoch; and it was upon the seventh day that Enoch ascended into
heaven in a whirlwind, with horses and chariots of fire.

37 And on the eighth day all the kings that had been with Enoch sent to bring back the number of
men that were with Enoch, in that place from which he ascended into heaven.
38 And all those kings went to the place and they found the earth there filled with snow, and upon the snow were large stones of snow, and one said to the other, Come, let us break through the snow and see, perhaps the men that remained with Enoch are dead, and are now under the stones of snow, and they searched but could not find him, for he had ascended into heaven.
Book of Yashar, Chapter 4
1 And all the days that Enoch lived upon earth, were three hundred and sixty-five years.
2 And when Enoch had 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.
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.
4 But in the latter days of Methuselah, the sons of men turned from Yahuah, 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.
5 And Yahuah was exceedingly wroth against them, and Yahuah continued to destroy the seed in those days, so that there was neither sowing nor reaping in the earth.
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.
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 Yahuah with their evil ways, and Yahuah was very wroth, and repented that he had made man.
8 And he thought to destroy and annihilate them and he did so
9 In those days when Lamech the son of Methuselah was one hundred and sixty years old, Seth the
son of Adam died.
10 And all the days that Seth lived, were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
11 And Lamech was one hundred and eighty years old when he took Ashmua, the daughter of Elishaa the son of Enoch his uncle, and she conceived.
12 And at that time the sons of men sowed the ground, and a little food was produced, yet the sons of men did not turn from their evil ways, and they trespassed and rebelled against Elohim.
13 And the wife of Lamech conceived and bare him a son at that time, at the revolution of the year.
14 And Methuselah called his name Noach, saying, The earth was in his days at rest and free from corruption, and Lamech his father called his name Menachem, saying, This one shall comfort us in our works and miserable toil in the earth, which Elohim had cursed.
15 And the child grew up and was weaned, and he went in the ways of his father Methuselah, perfect and upright with Elohim.
16 And all the sons of men departed from the ways of Yahuah in those days as they multiplied upon the face of the earth with sons and daughters, and they taught one another their evil practices and they continued sinning against Yahuah.
17 And every man made unto himself a god, and they robbed and plundered every man his neighbor as well as his relative, and they corrupted the earth, and the earth was filled with violence.
18 And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke Yahuah; and Elohim saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
19 And Yahuah said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them.
20 And all men who walked in the ways of Yahuah, died in those days, before Yahuah brought the evil upon man which he had declared, for this was from Yahuah, that they should not see the evil which Yahuah spoke of concerning the sons of men.
21 And Noach found grace in the sight of Yahuah, and Yahuah chose him and his children to raise up seed from them upon the face of the whole earth.
Book of Yashar, Chapter 5
1 And it was in the eighty-fourth year of the life of Noach, that Enoch the son of Seth died, he was nine hundred and five years old at his death.
2 And in the one hundred and seventy ninth year of the life of Noach, Cainan the son of Enosh died,
and all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.
3 And in the two hundred and thirty fourth year of the life of Noach, Mahlallel the son of Cainan died, and the days of Mahlallel were eight hundred and ninety-five years, and he died.
4 And Jared the son of Mahlallel died in those days, in the three hundred and thirty-sixth year of the
life of Noach; and all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and he died.
5 And all who followed Yahuah died in those days, before they saw the evil which Elohim declared to do upon earth.
6 And after the lapse of many years, in the four hundred and eightieth year of the life of Noach, when all those men, who followed Yahuah had died away from amongst the sons of men, and only Methuselah was then left, Elohim said unto Noach and Methuselah, saying,
7 Speak ye, and proclaim to the sons of men, saying, Thus saith Yahuah, return from your evil ways and forsake your works, and Yahuah will repent of the evil that he declared to do to you, so that it shall not come to pass.
8 For thus saith Yahuah, Behold I give you a period of one hundred and twenty years; if you will turn to me and forsake your evil ways, then will I also turn away from the evil which I told you, and it shall not exist, saith Yahuah.
9 And Noach and Methuselah spoke all the words of Yahuah to the sons of men, day after day, constantly speaking to them.
10 But the sons of men would not hearken to them, nor incline their ears to their words, and they
were stiffnecked.
11 And Yahuah granted them a period of one hundred and twenty years, saying, If they will return,
then will Elohim repent of the evil, so as not to destroy the earth.
12 Noach the son of Lamech refrained from taking a wife in those days, to beget children, for he said, Surely now Elohim will destroy the earth, wherefore then shall I beget children?
13 And Noach was a just man, he was perfect in his generation, and Yahuah chose him to raise up
seed from his seed upon the face of the earth.
14 And Yahuah said unto Noach, Take unto thee a wife, and beget children, for I have seen thee righteous before me in this generation.
15 And thou shalt raise up seed, and thy children with thee, in the midst of the earth; and Noach went and took a wife, and he chose Naamah the daughter of Enoch, and she was five hundred and eighty years old.
16 And Noach was four hundred and ninety-eight years old, when he took Naamah for a wife.
17 And Naamah conceived and bare a son, and he called his name Japheth, saying, Elohim has enlarged me in the earth; and she conceived again and bare a son, and he called his name Shem, saying, Elohim has made me a remnant, to raise up seed in the midst of the earth.
18 And Noach was five hundred and two years old when Naamah bare Shem, and the boys grew up and went in the ways of Yahuah, in all that Methuselah and Noach their father taught them.
19 And Lamech the father of Noach, died in those days; yet verily he did not go with all his heart in the ways of his father, and he died in the hundred and ninety-fifth year of the life of Noach.
20 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy years, and he died.
21 And all the sons of men who knew Yahuah, died in that year before Yahuah brought evil upon them; for Yahuah willed them to die, so as not to behold the evil that Elohim would bring upon their brothers and relatives, as he had so declared to do.
22 In that time, Yahuah said to Noach and Methuselah, Stand forth and proclaim to the sons of men all the words that I spoke to you in those days, peradventure they may turn from their evil ways, and I will then repent of the evil and will not bring it.
23 And Noach and Methuselah stood forth, and said in the ears of the sons of men, all that Elohim had spoken concerning them.
24 But the sons of men would not hearken, neither would they incline their ears to all their declarations.
25 And it was after this that Yahuah said to Noach, The end of all flesh is come before me, on account of their evil deeds, and behold I will destroy the earth.
26 And do thou take unto thee gopher wood, and go to a certain place and make a large ark, and place it in that spot.
27 And thus shalt thou make it; three hundred cubits its length, fifty cubits broad and thirty cubits
28 And thou shalt make unto thee a door, open at its side, and to a cubit thou shalt finish above, and
cover it within and without with pitch.
29 And behold I will bring the flood of waters upon the earth, and all flesh be destroyed, from under the heavens all that is upon earth shall perish.
30 And thou and thy household shall go and gather two couple of all living things, male and female,
and shall bring them to the ark, to raise up seed from them upon earth.
31 And gather unto thee all food that is eaten by all the animals, that there may be food for thee and
for them.
32 And thou shalt choose for thy sons three maidens, from the daughters of men, and they shall be wives to thy sons.
33 And Noach rose up, and he made the ark, in the place where Elohim had commanded him, and
Noach did as Elohim had ordered him.
34 In his five hundred and ninety-fifth year Noach commenced to make the ark, and he made the ark in five years, as Yahuah had commanded.
35 Then Noach took the three daughters of Eliakim, son of Methuselah, for wives for his sons, as Yahuah had commanded Noach.
36 And it was at that time Methuselah the son of Enoch died, nine hundred and sixty years old was he, at his death.
1 At that time, after the death of Methuselah,Yahuah said to Noach, Go thou with thy household into the ark; behold I will gather to thee all the animals of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and they shall all come and surround the ark.
Faithfully translated (1840) from the Original Hebrew into English. A Reprint of Photo
Lithographic Reprint of Exact Edition Published by J.H. Parry & Co., Salt Lake City: 1887]
If you are one who reads your bible, you are well aware that the story repeats itself throughout.  We see a new King rise up, who loves the Lord and re-establishes His Commandments.  As long as this new king lives the land is faithful to GOD and flourishes.  As soon at the “good” King dies, the land goes back to it former rebellion and violence fills the land.  
HUMANS born into this FALLEN WORLD are not born righteous and good.  Human nature is rebellions, selfish, violent and perverted.  It is only when we submit to GOD that we are filled with his kindness, love, and goodness.  
Without the Spirit of GOD within us, we are subject to the workings of the demonic entities that surround us.  We are easily led astray and once we knowingly sin/transgress the laws of GOD, we are no longer in control.  Demons enter and take control.  The thoughts we think are no longer our own.  The desires in our hearts are no longer our own.  DARKNESS enters in and we are lost.  
BELIEVE ME… I KNOW, I WAS THERE.  If God had not called me out of the darkness and filled me with his spirit, I shutter to think where I would have ended up and what kind of damage I would have left behind.