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Genesis 4 Maori Bible (MAORI)

Na ka mohio a Arama ki a Iwi, ki tana wahine; a ka hapu ia, a ka whanau a Kaina; na ka mea ia, Kua whakawhiwhia mai ahau e Ihowa ki tetahi tangata.

Na ka whanau ano tona teina, a Apera. Na he kaiwhangai hipi a Apera, ko Kaina ia he kaingaki whenua.

A, i te mutunga o etahi rangi, ka kawea e Kaina etahi o nga hua o te whenua hei whakahere ki a Ihowa.

Me Apera hoki, i kawea e ia etahi o nga whanau matamua o tana kahui, o o ratou ngako hoki. A ka aro a Ihowa ki a Apera, ki tana whakahere:

Kihai ia i aro ki a Kaina, ki tana whakahere. A he nui rawa te riri o Kaina, a whakapoururu ana tona mata.

Na ka mea a Ihowa ki a Kaina, He aha koe i riri ai? a he aha i whakapoururu ai tou mata?

E kore ianei koe e kake, ki te mahi koe i te pai? ki te kahore koe e mahi i te pai, kei te kuwaha te hara e takoto ana. Na ko koe tana e hiahia ai, ko koe ia hei rangatira mona.

Na ka korero a Kaina kia Apera, ki tona teina: a, i a raua i te parae, ka whakatika a Kaina ki a Apera, ki tona teina, a patua iho.

Katahi a Ihowa ka mea ki a Kaina, Kei hea a Apera, tou teina? Ka mea ia, Kahore ahau e mohio. Ko ahau ianei te kaitiaki o toku teina?

10 Na ka mea ia, He mahi aha tenei au? e tangi mai ana te reo o te toto o tou teina ki ahau i roto i te whenua.

11 Na ka kanga koe i runga i te whenua, i hamama nei tona waha hei rerenga atu mo te toto o tou teina i whakahekea nei e tou ringa;

12 Ka ngaki koe i te oneone, e kore e tukua tona kaha a muri ake nei ki a koe; ka waiho koe hei tangata haereere noa, hei manene i runga i te whenua.

13 Na ka mea a Kaina ki a Ihowa, He nui rawa te whiu mo toku kino, e kore e taea e ahau.

14 Titiro hoki, ka peia ahau e koe inaianei i te mata o te whenua; a ka ngaro i tou kanohi; ka waiho hoki ahau hei tangata haereere noa, hei manene i runga i te whenua; a tenei ake, ki te tutaki tetahi tangata ki ahau, na ka patua ahau e ia.

15 Na ka mea a Ihowa ki a ia, Na reira ki te patu tetahi i a Kaina, e whitu nga utu e rapua i a ia. Na ka homai e Ihowa he tohu ki a Kaina, kei patua ia e tetahi tangata ina tutaki ki a ia.

16 Na ka haere atu a Kaina i te aroaro o Ihowa, a noho ana i te whenua o Noro, i te taha ki te rawhiti o Erene.

17 Na ka mohio a Kaina ki tana wahine; a ka hapu ia, ka whanau a Enoka: na ka hanga ia i tetahi pa, a huaina iho te ingoa o te pa ko Enoka, ko te ingoa o tana tama.

18 A whanau ake ta Enoka tama ko Irara: na Irara ko Mehutaere: ta Mehutaere ko Metuhare: ta Metuhaere ko Rameka.

19 Na ka tangohia e Rameka etahi wahine tokorua mana: ko Araha te ingoa o tetahi, ko Tira to tetahi.

20 Na ka whanau ta Araha tama ko Iapara: ko ia te matua o te hunga noho teneti, ratou ko nga tangata whangai kararehe.

21 A ko te ingoa o tona teina ko Iupara: ko ia te matua o nga mea rahurahu ki te hapa, ki te okana.

22 Me Tira ano hoki, whanau ake tana ko Tuparakaina, he kaihanga ia i nga mea tapahi katoa i te mea parahi, i te mea rino: a ko Naama te tuahine o Tuparakaina.

23 Na ka mea a Rameka ki ana wahine; e Araha raua ko Tira, Whakarongo mai ki toku reo; e nga wahine a Rameka, kia whai taringa mai ki taku kupu: kua patua hoki he tangata e ahau moku i motu, he taitamariki hoki moku i maru:

24 Na mo Kaina e whitu nga utu, ina, kia whitu tekau ma whitu mo Rameka.

25 A i mohio ano a Arama ki tana wahine; ka whanau tana tama, a huaina iho tona ingoa ko Heta; i mea hoki ia, Ka rite mai nei i te Atua tetahi atu uri moku hei whakakapi mo Apera i patua nei e Kaina.

26 Me Heta ano hoki, i whanau tana tama; a huaina ana tona ingoa ko Enoha: no reira i timata ai te tangata te karanga ki te ingoa o Ihowa.

Genesis 4 New International Version (NIV)

Cain and Abel

Adam[a] made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain.[b] She said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth[c] a man.” Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.

Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.

Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”[d] While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”

“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.

13 Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”

15 But the Lord said to him, “Not so[e]; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod,[f] east of Eden.

17 Cain made love to his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.

19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes. 22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of[g] bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah.

23 Lamech said to his wives,

“Adah and Zillah, listen to me;
    wives of Lamech, hear my words.
I have killed a man for wounding me,
    a young man for injuring me.
24 If Cain is avenged seven times,
    then Lamech seventy-seven times.

25 Adam made love to his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth,[h] saying, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.” 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh.

At that time people began to call on[i] the name of the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 4:1 Or The man
  2. Genesis 4:1 Cain sounds like the Hebrew for brought forth or acquired.
  3. Genesis 4:1 Or have acquired
  4. Genesis 4:8 Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Masoretic Text does not have “Let’s go out to the field.”
  5. Genesis 4:15 Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew Very well
  6. Genesis 4:16 Nod means wandering (see verses 12 and 14).
  7. Genesis 4:22 Or who instructed all who work in
  8. Genesis 4:25 Seth probably means granted.
  9. Genesis 4:26 Or to proclaim
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