Yehovah was sorry that He had made the man [האדם, ha-adam].
Then Yehovah saw that the wickedness of the man [האדם] was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And Yehovah was sorry that He had made the man [האדם] on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. (Gen 6:5-6)
But there were some righteous men in the antediluvian world. Here are some things which Yasher says about Enoch and Methuselah, and their relationship with “the sons of men.”
Yasher 3:30 And Enoch then again ordered a voice to be proclaimed, saying, “Where is the man [האדם] who delights to know the ways of Yehovah his God [his Elohim, his lawmaker and judge], let him come this day to Enoch before he is taken from us.”
31 And all ha·a·dam’s seed [a.k.a the sons of men] assembled and came to Enoch that day; and all the kings of the earth with their princes and counselors remained with him that day; and Enoch then taught ha·a·dam’s seed wisdom and knowledge, and gave them divine instruction; and he bade them serve Yehovah and walk in his ways all the days of their lives, and he continued to make peace amongst them.
Oh – that makes my heart leap with joy! I too am looking for man who “delights to know the ways of Yehovah His Elohim.” 800,000 men, not women, came to Enoch at that time and would not leave him until he was gone. Is it possible they went with him?
Methuselah, Son Of Enoch
At the time of Enoch’s evacuation from the earth his son Methuselah, was about 300 years old; still a young whippersnapper compared to Seth (857) who was still around at that time. 🙂
Yasher 4:2 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 ha·a·dam’s seed 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, ha·a·dam’s seed turned from Yehovah, they corrupted the earth, they robbed and plundered each other, and they rebelled against Elohim, they transgressed, and they corrupted their ways, and would not hearken to the voice of Methuselah, but rebelled against him.
Noah, Grandson Of Methuselah
Yasher 4:15 And the child [Noah] grew up and was weaned, and he went in the ways of his father Methuselah, perfect and upright with Elohim.
16 And all ha·a·dam’s seed departed from the ways of Yehovah in those days as they multiplied upon the face of the earth with sons and daughters [benim and benot], and they taught one another their evil practices and they continued sinning against Yehovah.
Our world today is no different from what it was then; don’t be mistaken, what a man sows, he will reap!
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, Yehovah, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man [אישׁ, eesh] according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. (Jer 17:9-10)
So who were the “sons of Elohim” who were coming to “ha·a·dam’s daughters” and mixing their spiritual seed with the wives and daughters of a·dam, mixing kind? In Yehovah’s plan kind is always to produce after its kind, but today’s seeds are being genetically modified to produced after a different kind. How long will Yehovah put up with this wicked world? Right now Yehovah is looking for a few good men; men [ plural of eesh, not a·dam] just like Enoch, Methuselah and Noah.
But Noah found grace in the eyes of Yehovah.
And so will those men, and all who are joined to them.
Enoch, Methuselah – Men of Yehovah
2G07 Yasher 3.17-4 and Genesis 6.1-9
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