'Years' in the Bible
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years.
Adam was 130 years old when he fathered a son in his likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.
Adam lived 800 years after the birth of Seth, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
So Adam’s life lasted 930 years; then he died.
Seth was 105 years old when he fathered Enosh.
Seth lived 807 years after the birth of Enosh, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
So Seth’s life lasted 912 years; then he died.
Enosh was 90 years old when he fathered Kenan.
Enosh lived 815 years after the birth of Kenan, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
So Enosh’s life lasted 905 years; then he died.
Kenan was 70 years old when he fathered Mahalalel.
Kenan lived 840 years after the birth of Mahalalel, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
So Kenan’s life lasted 910 years; then he died.
Mahalalel was 65 years old when he fathered Jared.
Mahalalel lived 830 years after the birth of Jared, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
So Mahalalel’s life lasted 895 years; then he died.
Jared was 162 years old when he fathered Enoch.
Jared lived 800 years after the birth of Enoch, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
So Jared’s life lasted 962 years; then he died.
Enoch was 65 years old when he fathered Methuselah.
And after the birth of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
Methuselah was 187 years old when he fathered Lamech.
Methuselah lived 782 years after the birth of Lamech, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
So Methuselah’s life lasted 969 years; then he died.
Lamech was 182 years old when he fathered a son.
Lamech lived 595 years after Noah’s birth, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
So Lamech’s life lasted 777 years; then he died.
Noah was 500 years old, and he fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
And the Lord said, “My Spirit will not remain with mankind forever, because they are corrupt. Their days will be 120 years.”
Noah was 600 years old when the flood came and water covered the earth.
Now Noah lived 350 years after the flood.
So Noah’s life lasted 950 years; then he died.
These are the family records of Shem. Shem lived 100 years and fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.
After he fathered Arpachshad, Shem lived 500 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
Arpachshad lived 35 years and fathered Shelah.
After he fathered Shelah, Arpachshad lived 403 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
Shelah lived 30 years and fathered Eber.
After he fathered Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
Eber lived 34 years and fathered Peleg.
After he fathered Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
Peleg lived 30 years and fathered Reu.
After he fathered Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
Reu lived 32 years and fathered Serug.
After he fathered Serug, Reu lived 207 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
Serug lived 30 years and fathered Nahor.
After he fathered Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
Nahor lived 29 years and fathered Terah.
After he fathered Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
Terah lived 70 years and fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Terah lived 205 years and died in Haran.
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran.
They were subject to Chedorlaomer for 12 years, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know this for certain: Your offspring will be foreigners in a land that does not belong to them; they will be enslaved and oppressed 400 years.
So Abram’s wife Sarai took Hagar, her Egyptian slave, and gave her to her husband Abram as a wife for him. This happened after Abram had lived in the land of Canaan 10 years.
Abram was 86 years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.
When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, “I am God Almighty. Live in My presence and be blameless.
Abraham was 99 years old when the flesh of his foreskin was circumcised,
and his son Ishmael was 13 years old when the flesh of his foreskin was circumcised.
Abraham and Sarah were old and getting on in years. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.
Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
Now Sarah lived 127 years; these were all the years of her life.
Abraham was now old, getting on in years, and the Lord had blessed him in everything.
This is the length of Abraham’s life: 175 years.
This is the length of Ishmael’s life: 137 years. He took his last breath and died, and was gathered to his people.
Isaac was 40 years old when he took as his wife Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan-aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.
After this, his brother came out grasping Esau’s heel with his hand. So he was named Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when they were born.
When Esau was 40 years old, he took as his wives Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite.
Jacob loved Rachel, so he answered Laban, “I’ll work for you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”
So Jacob worked seven years for Rachel, and they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
Complete this week of wedding celebration, and we will also give you this younger one in return for working yet another seven years for me.”
Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.
I’ve been with you these 20 years. Your ewes and female goats have not miscarried, and I have not eaten the rams from your flock.
For 20 years I have worked in your household—14 years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks—and you have changed my wages 10 times!
Isaac lived 180 years.
These are the family records of Jacob.At 17 years of age, Joseph tended sheep with his brothers. The young man was working with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought a bad report about them to their father.
Two years later Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing beside the Nile,
The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven ripe heads are seven years. The dreams mean the same thing.
The seven thin, ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven worthless, scorched heads of grain are seven years of famine.
Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt.
After them, seven years of famine will take place, and all the abundance in the land of Egypt will be forgotten. The famine will devastate the land.
Let Pharaoh do this: Let him appoint overseers over the land and take a fifth of the harvest of the land of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.
Let them gather all the excess food during these good years that are coming. Under Pharaoh’s authority, store the grain in the cities, so they may preserve it as food.
The food will be a reserve for the land during the seven years of famine that will take place in the land of Egypt. Then the country will not be wiped out by the famine.”
Joseph was 30 years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Joseph left Pharaoh’s presence and traveled throughout the land of Egypt.
During the seven years of abundance the land produced outstanding harvests.
Joseph gathered all the excess food in the land of Egypt during the seven years and put it in the cities. He put the food in every city from the fields around it.
Two sons were born to Joseph before the years of famine arrived. Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest at On, bore them to him.
Then the seven years of abundance in the land of Egypt came to an end,
and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in every country, but throughout the land of Egypt there was food.
For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.
There I will sustain you, for there will be five more years of famine. Otherwise, you, your household, and everything you have will become destitute.”’
Jacob said to Pharaoh, “My pilgrimage has lasted 130 years. My years have been few and hard, and they have not surpassed the years of my fathers during their pilgrimages.”
Now Jacob lived in the land of Egypt 17 years, and his life span was 147 years.
Joseph and his father’s household remained in Egypt. Joseph lived 110 years.
Years later, after Moses had grown up, he went out to his own people and observed their forced labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.
These are the names of the sons of Leviaccording to their genealogy:Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.Levi lived 137 years.
The sons of Kohath:Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.Kohath lived 133 years.
Amram married his father’s sister Jochebed,and she bore him Aaron and Moses.Amram lived 137 years.
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