Genesis 4

CHAPTER 4

Cain and Abel

And Adam knew Eve his wife. And conceiving, she bore Cain, and said, I acquired a man through God. And she added to bear his brother, Abel. And Abel became a shepherd of sheep, but Cain was working the land. And it came to pass after some days, Cain brought from the fruits of the land a sacrifice to the  lord. And Abel brought also himself from the first-born of his sheep, and from his fatlings. And God looked upon Abel and upon his gifts. But upon Cain and upon his sacrifices, he did not take heed. And Cain fretted exceedingly, and became downcast in the face. And [3said 1the  lord 2God] to Cain, Why [2dejected 1are you], and why is [2downcast 1your face]? If not rightly you brought, [3rightly 1but 2not] divided, you sinned? Be still, to you shall be his submission, and you will control him! And Cain said to Abel his brother, Let us go into the plain. And it came to pass in their being in the plain, Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and killed him. And [3said 1the  lord 2God] to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I do not know, [2not 3the keeper 4of my brother 1I am]. 10 And the  lord said, What did you do? The voice of the blood of your brother yells to me from the ground. 11 And now, accursed are you from the earth which gaped wide her mouth to take the blood of your brother from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, and it does not add [2her strength 1to give] to you; then in moaning and trembling you will be upon the earth. 13 And Cain said to the  lord, [2is too great 1My fault] to forgive me. 14 If you cast me today from the face of the earth, and from your face, I will hide, and I will be moaning and trembling upon the earth; and it will be all the ones finding me will kill me. 15 And [3said 4to him 1the  lord 2God], Not so, all killing Cain [3seven times 2by punishing 1will be disabled]. And [3put 1the  lord 2God] a sign to Cain [4to not 5do away with 6him 1for all 2finding 3him]. 16 [3went forth 1And 2Cain] from the face of God, and he lived in the land of Nod, over against Eden. 17 And Cain knew his wife. And she, conceiving, bore Enoch. And he was building a city, and he named the city after the name of his son Enoch. 18 [3was born 1And 2to Enoch] Irad; and Irad procreated Mehujael; and Mehujael procreated Methusael; and Methusaela procreated Lamech. 19 And [2took 3to himself 1Lamech] two wives; the name to the one was Adah, and the name to the second was Zillah. 20 And Adah bore Jabel, this one was father of the ones living in tents, grazing cattle. 21 And the name to his brother was Jubal, this one was the one introducing the psaltery and the harp. 22 But Zillah also herself bore Tubal-cain, and he was a hammer-smith brazier of brass and of iron. And the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. 23 [3said 1And 2Lamech] to his own wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, O wives of Lamech! Give ear to my words! for [2a man 1I killed] for giving a wound to me, and a young man for giving a stripe to me. 24 For [2seven times 1punishment] is for Cain, but for Lamech, seventy times seven. 25 [3knew 1And 2Adam] Eve his wife. And conceiving, she bore a son, and named his name Seth, saying, [3raised up 1For 4to me 2God 6seed 5another] instead of Abel, whom Cain killed. 26 And to Seth was born a son. And he named his name Enos; this one hoped to call upon the name of the  lord God.
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