Genesis 4
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Cain and Abel

(Romans 2:1-16; Jude 1:3-16)

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1Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man."1Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD.”1Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, "I have gotten a manchild with the help of the LORD."1And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.1Adam was intimate with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain. She said, "I have had a male child with the LORD's help."
2Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.2And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground.2Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.2And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.2Then she also gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel became a shepherd of flocks, but Cain worked the ground.
3In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD.3In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground,3So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground.3And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.3In the course of time Cain presented some of the land's produce as an offering to the LORD.
4And Abel also brought an offering--fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,4and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering,4Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering;4And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:4And Abel also presented an offering--some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The LORD had regard for Abel and his offering,
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5but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.5but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.5but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.5But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.5but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he looked despondent.
6Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?6The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?6Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?6And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?6Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you furious? And why do you look despondent?
7If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it."7If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”7"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it."7If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.7If you do what is right, won't you be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it."

Cain Murders Abel

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8Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.8Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.8Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.8And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.8Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
9Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"9Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”9Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"9And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?9Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"" I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's guardian?"
10The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.10And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.10He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground.10And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.10Then He said, "What have you done? Your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground!
11Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.11And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.11"Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.11And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;11So now you are cursed, alienated, from the ground that opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood you have shed.
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12When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."12When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.”12"When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."12When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.12If you work the ground, it will never again give you its yield. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."
13Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear.13Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.13Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is too great to bear!13And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.13But Cain answered the LORD, "My punishment is too great to bear!
14Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."14Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”14"Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."14Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.14Since You are banishing me today from the soil, and I must hide myself from Your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, whoever finds me will kill me."
15But the LORD said to him, "Not so; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.15Then the LORD said to him, “Not so! If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the LORD put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him.15So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." And the LORD appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.15And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.15Then the LORD replied to him, "In that case, whoever kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over." And He placed a mark on Cain so that whoever found him would not kill him.
16So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.16Then Cain went away from the presence of the LORD and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.16Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.16And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.16Then Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

The Descendants of Cain

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17Cain made love to his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch.17Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch.17Cain 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.17And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.17Cain was intimate with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. Then Cain became the builder of a city, and he named the city Enoch after his son.
18To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.18To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad fathered Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech.18Now to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad became the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael became the father of Methushael, and Methushael became the father of Lamech.18And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.18Irad was born to Enoch, Irad fathered Mehujael, Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech.
19Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.19And Lamech took two wives. The name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.19Lamech took to himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.19And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.19Lamech took two wives for himself, one named Adah and the other named Zillah.
20Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.20Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.20Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.20And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.20Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of the nomadic herdsmen.
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21His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes.21His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.21His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.21And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.21His brother was named Jubal; he was the father of all who play the lyre and the flute.
22Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was Naamah.22Zillah also bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.22As 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.22And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.22Zillah bore Tubal-cain, who made all kinds of bronze and iron tools. Tubal-cain's sister was Naamah.
23Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me.23Lamech said to his wives: “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, listen to what I say: I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me.23Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, Listen to my voice, You wives of Lamech, Give heed to my speech, For I have killed a man for wounding me; And a boy for striking me;23And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.23Lamech said to his wives: Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; wives of Lamech, pay attention to my words. For I killed a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me.
24If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times."24If Cain’s revenge is sevenfold, then Lamech’s is seventy-sevenfold.”24If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."24If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.24If Cain is to be avenged seven times over, then for Lamech it will be seventy-seven times!

Seth and Enosh

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25Adam made love to his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, "God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him."25And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.”25Adam had relations with his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, for, she said, "God has appointed me another offspring in place of Abel, for Cain killed him."25And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.25Adam was intimate with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, for she said, "God has given me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him."
26Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD.26To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the LORD.26To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.26And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.26A son was born to Seth also, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of Yahweh.



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