Genesis 4:20
Text Analysis
3205 [e]וַתֵּ֥לֶד
And boreConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fs
5711 [e]עָדָ֖ה
853 [e]אֶת־
2989 [e]יָבָ֑ל
1931 [e]ה֣וּא
1961 [e]הָיָ֔ה
1 [e]אֲבִ֕י
the fatherN-msc
3427 [e]יֹשֵׁ֥ב
of those who dwellV-Qal-Prtcpl-msc
168 [e]אֹ֖הֶל
in tentsN-ms
4735 [e]וּמִקְנֶֽה׃
and [raise] livestockConj-w | N-ms

Hebrew Texts
בראשית 4:20 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַתֵּ֥לֶד עָדָ֖ה אֶת־יָבָ֑ל ה֣וּא הָיָ֔ה אֲבִ֕י יֹשֵׁ֥ב אֹ֖הֶל וּמִקְנֶֽה׃

בראשית 4:20 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ותלד עדה את־יבל הוא היה אבי ישב אהל ומקנה׃

בראשית 4:20 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ותלד עדה את־יבל הוא היה אבי ישב אהל ומקנה׃

בראשית 4:20 Hebrew Bible
ותלד עדה את יבל הוא היה אבי ישב אהל ומקנה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Adah gave birth to 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.

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