haYashar Jasher 4
:And all the days that Chanokh (2585) lived upon earth, were three hundred and sixty-five years.
:And when Chanokh (2585) had ascended into heaven, all the ones reigning of the earth rose and took M'tushalach (4968) his son and anointed him, and they caused him to reign over them in the place of his father.
:And M'tushalach (4968) acted uprightly in the sight of Elohim (430), as his father Chanokh (2585) had taught him, and he likewise during the whole of his life taught the sons of men wisdom, knowledge and the fear of Elohim (430), and he did not turn from the good way either to the right or to the left.
:But in the latter days of M'tushalach (4968), the sons of men turned from Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430), they corrupted the earth, they robbed and plundered each other, and they rebelled against Elohim (430) and they transgressed, and they corrupted their ways, and would not hearken to the voice of M'tushalach (4968), but rebelled against him.
:And Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430) was exceedingly wroth against them, and Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430) continued to destroy the seed in those days, so that there was neither sowing nor reaping in the earth.
:For when they sowed the ground in order that they might obtain food for their support, behold, thorns and thistles were produced which they did not sow.
:And still the sons of men did not turn from their evil ways, and their hands were still extended to do evil in the sight of Elohim (430), and they provoked Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430) with their evil ways, and Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430) was very wroth, and repented that he had made man.
:And he thought to destroy and annihilate them and he did so.
:In those days when Lemekh the son of M'tushalach (4968) was one hundred and sixty years old, Shet (8352) the son of Adam (120) died.
:And all the days that Shet (8352) lived, were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
:And Lemekh was one hundred and eighty years old when he took Ash'mu'a, the daughter of Elishah (473) the son of Chanokh (2585) his uncle, and she conceived.
:And at that time the sons of men sowed the ground, and a little food was produced, yet the sons of men did not turn from their evil ways, and they trespassed and rebelled against Elohim (430).
:And the wife of Lemekh conceived and bare him a son at that time, at the revolution of the year.
:And M'tushalach (4968) called his name No'ach (5146), saying, The earth was in his days at rest and free from corruption, and Lemekh his father called his name Menachem, saying, This one shall comfort us in our works and miserable toil in the earth, which Elohim (430) had cursed.
:And the child grew up and was weaned, and he went in the ways of his father M'tushalach (4968), perfect and upright with Elohim (430).
:And all the sons of men departed from the ways of Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430) in those days as they multiplied upon the face of the earth with sons and daughters, and they taught one another their evil practices and they continued sinning against Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430).
:And every man made unto himself an elohim (430), and they robbed and plundered every man his neighbor as well as his relative, and they corrupted the earth, and the earth was filled with violence.
:And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430); and Elohim (430) saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
:And Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430) said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them.
:And all men who walked in the ways of Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430), died in those days, before Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430) brought the evil upon man which he had declared, for this was from Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430), that they should not see the evil which Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430) spoke of concerning the sons of men.
:And No'ach (5146) found favour in the sight of Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430), and Y'hovah (3068) Elohim (430) chose him and his children to raise up seed from them upon the face of the whole earth.
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