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Genesis 5:1-3 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

The History of Adam’s Family

This is the history of Adam’s[a] family. When God created people, he made them like himself.[b] He created them male and female. And on the same day he made them, he blessed them and called them “humans.”[c]

After Adam was 130 years old, he had another son. This son looked just like Adam.[d] Adam named his son Seth.


  1. Genesis 5:1 Adam This name means “man” or “people.” It is like the word meaning “earth” or “red clay.”
  2. Genesis 5:1 When God … like himself Literally, “He made him in the image of God.” See Gen. 1:27; 5:3.
  3. Genesis 5:2 humans The Hebrew word means “Adam,” “man,” or “people.”
  4. Genesis 5:3 he had … like Adam Or “he fathered a son in his image and likeness.” In Hebrew this is like Gen. 1:27; 5:1.
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