New American Standard Bible
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.
King James Bible
And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
Darby Bible Translation
And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of those who handle the harp and pipe.
World English Bible
His brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe.
Young's Literal Translation
and the name of his brother is Jubal, he hath been father of every one handling harp and organ.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Here is the invention of musical instruments in their two leading varieties, the harp and the pipe. This implies the previous taste for music and song. It seems not unlikely that Zillah, the mother of Jubal, was a daughter of song. The fine arts follow in the train of the useful. All this indicates the easy circumstances in which the Cainites now found themselves.
LibraryThe Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Ver. 20. "And Noah began and became an husbandman, and planted vineyards."--This does not imply that Noah was the first who began to till the ground, and, more especially, to cultivate the vine; for Cain, too, was a tiller of the ground, Gen. iv. 2. The sense rather is, that Noah, after the flood, again took up this calling. Moreover, the remark has not an independent import; it serves only to prepare the way for the communication of the subsequent account of Noah's drunkenness. By this remark, …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
The Sixth Commandment
Third Sunday Before Lent
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.
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.
"Why did you flee secretly and deceive me, and did not tell me so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with timbrel and with lyre;
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.
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