'Years' in the Bible
God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs to indicate seasons and days and years,
When Adam had lived 130 years he fathered a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and he named him Seth.
The length of time Adam lived after he became the father of Seth was 800 years; during this time he had other sons and daughters.
The entire lifetime of Adam was 930 years, and then he died.
When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh.
Seth lived 807 years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had other sons and daughters.
The entire lifetime of Seth was 912 years, and then he died.
When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan.
Enosh lived 815 years after he became the father of Kenan, and he had other sons and daughters.
The entire lifetime of Enosh was 905 years, and then he died.
When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel.
Kenan lived 840 years after he became the father of Mahalalel, and he had other sons and daughters.
The entire lifetime of Kenan was 910 years, and then he died.
When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared.
Mahalalel lived 830 years after he became the father of Jared, and he had other sons and daughters.
The entire lifetime of Mahalalel was 895 years, and then he died.
When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch.
Jared lived 800 years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters.
The entire lifetime of Jared was 962 years, and then he died.
When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.
After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God for 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters.
The entire lifetime of Enoch was 365 years.
When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech.
Methuselah lived 782 years after he became the father of Lamech, and he had other sons and daughters.
The entire lifetime of Methuselah was 969 years, and then he died.
When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son.
Lamech lived 595 years after he became the father of Noah, and he had other sons and daughters.
The entire lifetime of Lamech was 777 years, and then he died.
After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
So the Lord said, "My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years."
Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters engulfed the earth.
After the flood Noah lived 350 years.
The entire lifetime of Noah was 950 years, and then he died.
This is the account of Shem. Shem was 100 old when he became the father of Arphaxad, two years after the flood.
And after becoming the father of Arphaxad, Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.
And after he became the father of Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.
And after he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.
And after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.
And after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.
And after he became the father of Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.
And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.
And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
The lifetime of Terah was 205 years, and he died in Haran.
So Abram left, just as the Lord had told him to do, and Lot went with him. (Now Abram was 75 years old when he departed from Haran.)
For twelve years they had served Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
The Lord said to him, "Take for me a heifer, a goat, and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon."
Then the Lord said to Abram, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign country. They will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years.
So after Abram had lived in Canaan for ten years, Sarai, Abram's wife, gave Hagar, her Egyptian servant, to her husband to be his wife.
(Now Abram was 86 years old when Hagar gave birth to Ishmael.)
When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, "I am the sovereign God. Walk before me and be blameless.
Then Abraham bowed down with his face to the ground and laughed as he said to himself, "Can a son be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?"
Abraham and Sarah were old and advancing in years; Sarah had long since passed menopause.)
(Now Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.)
Sarah lived 127 years.
Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years, and the Lord had blessed him in everything.
Abraham lived a total of 175 years.
Ishmael lived a total of 137 years. He breathed his last and died; then he joined his ancestors.
When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.
When his brother came out with his hand clutching Esau's heel, they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.
When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, as well as Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.
Since Jacob had fallen in love with Rachel, he said, "I'll serve you seven years in exchange for your younger daughter Rachel."
So Jacob worked for seven years to acquire Rachel. But they seemed like only a few days to him because his love for her was so great.
Complete my older daughter's bridal week. Then we will give you the younger one too, in exchange for seven more years of work."
Jacob had marital relations with Rachel as well. He loved Rachel more than Leah, so he worked for Laban for seven more years.
"I have been with you for the past twenty years. Your ewes and female goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks.
This was my lot for twenty years in your house: I worked like a slave for you -- fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, but you changed my wages ten times!
Isaac lived to be 180 years old.
At the end of two full years Pharaoh had a dream. As he was standing by the Nile,
The seven good cows represent seven years, and the seven good heads of grain represent seven years. Both dreams have the same meaning.
The seven lean, bad-looking cows that came up after them represent seven years, as do the seven empty heads of grain burned with the east wind. They represent seven years of famine.
Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the whole land of Egypt.
But seven years of famine will occur after them, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt. The famine will devastate the land.
Pharaoh should do this -- he should appoint officials throughout the land to collect one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.
They should gather all the excess food during these good years that are coming. By Pharaoh's authority they should store up grain so the cities will have food, and they should preserve it.
This food should be held in storage for the land in preparation for the seven years of famine that will occur throughout the land of Egypt. In this way the land will survive the famine."
Now Joseph was 30 years old when he began serving Pharaoh king of Egypt. Joseph was commissioned by Pharaoh and was in charge of all the land of Egypt.
During the seven years of abundance the land produced large, bountiful harvests.
Joseph collected all the excess food in the land of Egypt during the seven years and stored it in the cities. In every city he put the food gathered from the fields around it.
The seven years of abundance in the land of Egypt came to an end.
Then the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had predicted. There was famine in all the other lands, but throughout the land of Egypt there was food.
For these past two years there has been famine in the land and for five more years there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.
I will provide you with food there because there will be five more years of famine. Otherwise you would become poor -- you, your household, and everyone who belongs to you."'
Jacob said to Pharaoh, "All the years of my travels are 130. All the years of my life have been few and painful; the years of my travels are not as long as those of my ancestors."
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; the years of Jacob's life were 147 in all.
Joseph lived in Egypt, along with his father's family. Joseph lived 110 years.
Now these are the names of the sons of Levi, according to their records: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. (The length of Levi's life was 137 years.)
The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. (The length of Kohath's life was 133 years.)
Amram married his father's sister Jochebed, and she bore him Aaron and Moses. (The length of Amram's life was 137 years.)
Now Moses was eighty years old and Aaron was eighty-three years old when they spoke to Pharaoh.
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