Genesis 4

Cain and Abel

Now the man
Lit knew
had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to
I.e. gotten one
Cain, and she said, “I have gotten a
Or man, the  Lord
manchild with the help of the  Lord.”
Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And d Abel was e a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. So it came about
Lit at the end of days
in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the  Lord of the fruit of the ground.
g Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And h the  Lord had regard for Abel and for his offering; but i for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So j Cain became very angry and his countenance fell. Then the  Lord said to Cain, k Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? l If you do well
Or surely you will be accepted
will not your countenance be lifted up? n And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, o but you must master it.”
Lit said to
told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and q killed him.

Then the  Lord said to Cain, r Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” 10 He said, “What have you done? s The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground. 11 Now t you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12  u When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; v you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth.” 13 Cain said to the  Lord, “My punishment is too great to bear! 14 Behold, You have w driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and x I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and y whoever finds me will kill me.” 15 So the  Lord said to him, “Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him z sevenfold.” And the  Lord
Or set a mark on
ab appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.

16 Then Cain went out from the presence ac of the  Lord, and
Lit dwelt
settled in the land of
I.e. wandering
Nod, east of Eden.

17 Cain
Lit knew
had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son.
18 Now to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad
Lit begot
became the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael
Lit begot
became the father of Methushael, and Methushael
Lit begot
became the father of Lamech.
19 Lamech took to himself aj two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. 22 As for Zillah, she also gave birth to Tubal-cain, the forger of all implements of bronze and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

23 Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah,
Listen to my voice,
You wives of Lamech,
Give heed to my speech,
ak For I
Or kill
have killed a man for wounding me;
And a boy for striking me;
24 If Cain is avenged am sevenfold,
Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”

25  an Adam
Lit knew
had relations with his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him
Heb Sheth
Seth, for, she said, “God
Heb shath
has appointed me another
Lit seed
offspring in place of Abel as for Cain killed him.”
26 To Seth, to him also at a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then men began au to call
Or by
upon the name of the  Lord.
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