Genesis 4:20
New International Version
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.

New Living Translation
Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the first of those who raise livestock and live in tents.

English Standard Version
Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

Berean Study Bible
And Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and raise livestock.

New American Standard Bible
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

New King James Version
And Adah bore Jabal. He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

King James Bible
And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

Christian Standard Bible
Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of the nomadic herdsmen.

Good News Translation
Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the ancestor of those who raise livestock and live in tents.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of the nomadic herdsmen.

International Standard Version
Adah gave birth to Jabal, who became the ancestor of those who live in tents and herd livestock.

NET Bible
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the first of those who live in tents and keep livestock.

New Heart English Bible
Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Adah gave birth to Jabal. He was the first person to live in tents and have livestock.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

New American Standard 1977
And Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and of those who have cattle.

King James 2000 Bible
And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

American King James Version
And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

American Standard Version
And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Ada bore Jobel; he was the father of those that dwell in tents, feeding cattle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Ada brought forth Jabel: who was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of herdsmen.

Darby Bible Translation
And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of those who dwell in tents, and [breed] cattle.

English Revised Version
And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

World English Bible
Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

Young's Literal Translation
And Adah beareth Jabal, he hath been father of those inhabiting tents and purchased possessions;
Study Bible
The Descendants of Cain
19And Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. 20And Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and raise livestock. 21And his brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute.…
Cross References
Genesis 4:19
And Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.

Genesis 4:21
And his brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute.

Treasury of Scripture

And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

the.

Genesis 4:21
And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

1 Chronicles 2:50-52
These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim, …

1 Chronicles 4:4,5
And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem…

father.

1 Samuel 10:12
And one of the same place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?

dwell.

Genesis 4:2
And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Genesis 25:27
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

Jeremiah 35:9,10
Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed: …







Lexicon
And Adah
עָדָ֖ה (‘ā·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5711: Adah -- two non-Israelite women

gave birth to
וַתֵּ֥לֶד (wat·tê·leḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

Jabal;
יָבָ֑ל (yā·ḇāl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2989: Jabal -- a son of Lamech

he
ה֣וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

was
הָיָ֔ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the father
אֲבִ֕י (’ă·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

of those who dwell
יֹשֵׁ֥ב (yō·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in tents
אֹ֖הֶל (’ō·hel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 168: A tent

and [raise] livestock.
וּמִקְנֶֽה׃ (ū·miq·neh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4735: Something bought, property, livestock, acquisition
Verse 20. - And Adah bare Jabal. Either the Traveler or the Producer, from yabhal, to flow; poetically, to go to walk; hiphil, to produce; descriptive, in the one case, of his nomadic life, in the other of his occupation or his wealth. He was the father - av, father; used of the founder of a family or nation (Genesis 10:21), of the author or maker of anything, especially of the Creator'(Job 38:28), of the master or teacher of any art or science (Genesis 4:21) - of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. Mikneh, literally, possession, from kanah, to acquire, as in ver. 1; hence cattle, as that was the primitive form of wealth (cf. pecus, pecunia); by which may be meant that Jabal was the first nomad who introduced the custom of living in tents, and pasturing and breeding not sheep merely, but larger quadrupeds as well, for the sake of wealth. 4:19-24 One of Cain's wicked race is the first recorded, as having broken the law of marriage. Hitherto, one man had but one wife at a time; but Lamech took two. Wordly things, are the only things that carnal, wicked people set their hearts upon, and are most clever and industrious about. So it was with this race of Cain. Here was a father of shepherds, and a father of musicians, but not a father of the faithful. Here is one to teach about brass and iron, but none to teach the good knowledge of the Lord: here are devices how to be rich, and how to be mighty, and how to be merry; but nothing of God, of his fear and service. Present things fill the heads of most. Lamech had enemies, whom he had provoked. He draws a comparison betwixt himself and his ancestor Cain; and flatters himself that he is much less criminal. He seems to abuse the patience of God in sparing Cain, into an encouragement to expect that he may sin unpunished.
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