Generation @Genesis:2:4, "These are the generations," means the "history." 5:1, "The book of the generations," means a family register, or history of Adam. 37:2, "The generations of Jacob" = the history of Jacob and his descendants. 7:1, "In this generation" = in this age. Psalms:49:19, "The generation of his fathers" = the dwelling of his fathers, i.e., the grave. Psalms:73:15, "The generation of thy children" = the contemporary race. Isaiah:53:8, "Who shall declare his generation?" = His manner of life who shall declare? or rather = His race, posterity, shall be so numerous that no one shall be able to declare it. In Matthew:1:17, the word means a succession or series of persons from the same stock. Matthew:3:7, "Generation of vipers" = brood of vipers. 24:34, "This generation" = the persons then living contemporary with Christ. 1Peter:2:9, "A chosen generation" = a chosen people. The Hebrews seem to have reckoned time by the generation. In the time of Abraham a generation was an hundred years, thus: Genesis:15:16, "In the fourth generation" = in four hundred years (comp. verse 13 and Exodus:12:40). In Deuteronomy:1:35 and 2:14 a generation is a period of thirty-eight years.