Genesis 4:26
New International Version
Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD.

New Living Translation
When Seth grew up, he had a son and named him Enosh. At that time people first began to worship the LORD by name.

English Standard Version
To 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.

Berean Study Bible
And to Seth also a son was born, and he called him Enosh. At that time men began to call upon the name of the LORD.

King James Bible
And 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.

New King James Version
And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
To Seth also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then people began to call upon the name of the LORD.

NASB 1995
To 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.

NASB 1977
And to 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.

Amplified Bible
To Seth, also, a son was born, whom he named Enosh (mortal man, mankind). At that [same] time men began to call on the name of the LORD [in worship through prayer, praise, and thanksgiving].

Christian Standard Bible
A son was born to Seth also, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A son was born to Seth also, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of Yahweh.

American Standard Version
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And also to Shayth a son was born, and he called his name Enosh; then he began to call on the Name of LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Seth had a son, and he called his name Enos: he hoped to call on the name of the Lord God.

Contemporary English Version
Later, Seth had a son and named him Enosh. About this time people started worshiping the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But to Seth also was born a son, whom he called Enos; this man began to call upon the name of the Lord.

English Revised Version
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

Good News Translation
Seth had a son whom he named Enosh. It was then that people began using the LORD's holy name in worship.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A son was also born to Seth, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to worship the LORD.

International Standard Version
Seth also fathered a son, whom he named Enosh. At that time, profaning the name of the LORD began.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh; then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
And to Seth, to him also a son has been born, and he calls his name Enos; then a beginning was made of preaching in the Name of YHWH.

NET Bible
And a son was also born to Seth, whom he named Enosh. At that time people began to worship the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
And a son was also born to Seth, and he named him Enosh. This one began to call on the LORD's name.

World English Bible
There was also born a son to Seth, and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on Yahweh's name.

Young's Literal Translation
And to Seth, to him also a son hath been born, and he calleth his name Enos; then a beginning was made of preaching in the name of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Seth and Enosh
25And Adam again had relations with his wife, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, “God has granted me another seed in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.” 26And to Seth also a son was born, and he called him Enosh. At that time men began to call upon the name of the LORD.

Cross References
Luke 3:38
the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

1 Corinthians 1:2
To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:

Genesis 12:8
From there Abram moved on to the hill country east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel to the west and Ai to the east. There he built an altar to the LORD, and he called on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 26:25
So Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the LORD, and he pitched his tent there. His servants also dug a well there.

1 Kings 18:24
Then you may call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The God who answers by fire, He is God." And all the people answered, "What you say is good."

Psalm 116:17
I will offer to You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.

Joel 2:32
And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has promised, among the remnant called by the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call on the name of the LORD.

A.

Genesis 4:6-8
And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? …

Enos.

Deuteronomy 26:17,18
Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: …

1 Kings 18:24
And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

Psalm 116:17
I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.









(26) He called his name Enos.--Heb., Enosh, that is, man. We thus find language growing. Up to this time there had been two names for man: Adam, which also in Assyrian--another Semitic dialect--has the same meaning, as Sir H. Rawlinson has shown: and Ish, a being. (See on Genesis 2:23.) We have now Enosh, which, according to Frst and others, signifies mortal; but of this there is no proof. Most probably it is the generic word for man. and is used as such in the Aramaic dialects. Thus in Syriac and Chaldee our Lord is styled bar-enosh, the son of man: not the son of a mortal, but the son of man absolutely.

Then began men (Heb., then it was begun) to call upon the name of the Lord (Jehovah).--That is, the notion of Divinity began now to be attached to this name, and even in their worship men called upon God as Jehovah. Eve, as we have seen, attached no such idea to it; and when, in Genesis 4:3, we read that Cain and Abel brought an offering to Jehovah, these are the words of the narrator, who in the story of the fall had expressly styled the Deity Jehovah-Elohim, that is, Jehovah-God, or more exactly, "the coming God," in order to show that Elohim and Jehovah are one. Two hundred and thirty-five years had elapsed between the birth of Cain and that of Enos, and men had learned a truer appreciation of the promise given to their primal mother, in Genesis 3:15, than she herself had when she supposed that her first child was to win back for her the Paradise. Probably they had no exact doctrinal views about His person and nature; it was the office of prophecy "by divers portions" to give these (Hebrews 1:1). But they had been taught that "He who should be" was Divine, and to be worshipped. It is the hopeless error of commentators to suppose that Eve, and Enos, and others, knew all that is now known, and all that the inspired narrator knew. They thus do violence to the plainest language of Holy Scripture, and involve its interpretation in utter confusion. Read without these preconceived notions, the sense is plain: that the name Jehovah had now become a title of the Deity, whereas previously no such sacredness had been attached to it. It was long afterwards, in the days of Moses, that it became the personal name of the covenant God of the Jews.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And to Seth
וּלְשֵׁ֤ת (ū·lə·šêṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8352: Seth -- a son of Adam

also
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

a son
בֵּ֔ן (bên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

was born,
יֻלַּד־ (yul·laḏ-)
Verb - QalPass - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

and he called
וַיִּקְרָ֥א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

him
שְׁמ֖וֹ (šə·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

Enosh.
אֱנ֑וֹשׁ (’ĕ·nō·wōš)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 583: Enosh -- 'man', a son of Seth

At that time
אָ֣ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

[men] began
הוּחַ֔ל (hū·ḥal)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

to call upon
לִקְרֹ֖א (liq·rō)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

the name
בְּשֵׁ֥ם (bə·šêm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

of the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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