Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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days of Adam, and came down by lineage in  the following manner:
19 From Adam to Seth, who was ordained  by Adam at the age of 69 years, and was  blessed by him three years previous to his  (Adam’s) death, and received the promise of  God by his father, that his posterity should be  the chosen of the Lord, and that they should  be preserved unto the end of the earth, be cause he -[Seth]- was a perfect man, and his  likeness was the express likeness of his father’s,  insomuch that he seemed to be like unto his  father in all things; and could be distinguish ed from him only by his age.
20 Enos was ordained at the age of 134  years, and four months, by the hand of Adam.
21 God called upon Cainan in the wilder ness, in the fortieth year of his age, and he met  Adam in journeying to the place Shedolamak:  he was eighty seven years old when he re ceived his ordination.
22 Mahalaleel was 496 years and seven  days old when he was ordained by the hand of  Adam, who also blessed him.
23 Jared was 200 years old when he was or dained under the hand of Adam, who also  blessed him.
24 Enoch, was 25 years old when he was  ordained under the hand of Adam, and he was  65 and Adam blessed him—and he saw the  Lord: and he walked with him, and was be fore his face continually: and he walked with  God 365 years: making him 430 years old  when he was translated. [p. 105]
days of Adam, and came down by lineage in the following manner:
19 From Adam to Seth, who was ordained by Adam at the age of 69 years, and was blessed by him three years previous to his (Adam’s) death, and received the promise of God by his father, that his posterity should be the chosen of the Lord, and that they should be preserved unto the end of the earth, because he -[Seth]- was a perfect man, and his likeness was the express likeness of his father’s, insomuch that he seemed to be like unto his father in all things; and could be distinguished from him only by his age.
20 Enos was ordained at the age of 134 years, and four months, by the hand of Adam.
21 God called upon Cainan in the wilderness, in the fortieth year of his age, and he met Adam in journeying to the place Shedolamak: he was eighty seven years old when he received his ordination.
22 Mahalaleel was 496 years and seven days old when he was ordained by the hand of Adam, who also blessed him.
23 Jared was 200 years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam, who also blessed him.
24 Enoch, was 25 years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam, and he was 65 and Adam blessed him—and he saw the Lord: and he walked with him, and was before his face continually: and he walked with God 365 years: making him 430 years old when he was translated. [p. 105]
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