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25 And Adam was intimate with[a] his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth, saying, “God has given[b] me another child[c] in place of Abel because Cain killed him.”

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  1. Genesis 4:25 tn Heb “knew,” a frequent euphemism for sexual relations.
  2. Genesis 4:25 sn The name Seth probably means something like “placed”; “appointed”; “set”; “granted,” assuming it is actually related to the verb that is used in the sentiment. At any rate, the name שֵׁת (shet) and the verb שָׁת (shat, “to place, to appoint, to set, to grant”) form a wordplay (paronomasia).
  3. Genesis 4:25 tn Heb “offspring.”