24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

Other Translations of Genesis 5:24

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

24 Enoch walked with God, and he was not,Septuagint was not found for God took him.

The Message

24 Enoch walked steadily with God. And then one day he was simply gone: God took him.

New King James Version

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

New Living Translation

24 walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 5:24

Commentary on Genesis 5:21-24

(Read Genesis 5:21-24)

Enoch was the seventh from Adam. Godliness is walking with God: which shows reconciliation to God, for two cannot walk together except they be agreed, Hebrews 11:5. He had lived but 365 years, which, as men's ages were then, was but the midst of a man's days. God often takes those soonest whom he loves best; the time they lose on earth, is gained in heaven, to their unspeakable advantage. See how Enoch's removal is expressed: he was not, for God took him. He was not any longer in this world; he was changed, as the saints shall be, who are alive at Christ's second coming. Those who begin to walk with God when young, may expect to walk with him long, comfortably, and usefully. The true christian's steady walk in holiness, through many a year, till God takes him, will best recommend that religion which many oppose and many abuse. And walking with God well agrees with the cares, comforts, and duties of life.