Genesis 11:25 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 11:25, NIV: "And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:25, ESV: "And Nahor lived after he fathered Terah 119 years and had other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:25, KJV: "And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:25, NASB: "and Nahor lived 119 years after he fathered Terah, and he fathered other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:25, NLT: "After the birth of Terah, Nahor lived another 119 years and had other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:25, CSB: "After he fathered Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and fathered other sons and daughters."

What does Genesis 11:25 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

After fathering Terah, Nahor lived another 119 years and had other children. Adding the numbers together, Nahor lived to be just 148 years old, the shortest lifespan yet recorded following the flood. This seems to follow God's comment in Genesis 6:3, which might have been a direct act on His part to limit man's capacity for evil (Genesis 6:5). Based on the rapid drop in lifespan seen after the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1–9), this is also likely driven by the hardships of living in a scattered, fallen world.