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Cain and Abel
4 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have produced[a] a man with the help of the Lord.” 2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. 3 In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of (A)the fruit of the ground, 4 and Abel also brought of (B)the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord (C)had regard for Abel and his offering, 5 but (D)for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. 6 The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? 7 (E)If you do well, will you not be accepted?[b] And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. (F)Its desire is for[c] you, but you must rule over it.”
8 Cain spoke to Abel his brother.[d] And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and (G)killed him. 9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, (H)“I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?” 10 And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood (I)is crying to me from the ground. 11 And now (J)you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.” 13 Cain said to the Lord, “My (K)punishment is greater than I can bear.[e] 14 Behold, (L)you have driven me today away from the ground, and (M)from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, (N)and whoever finds me will kill me.” 15 Then the Lord said to him, “Not so! If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him (O)sevenfold.” And the Lord (P)put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him. 16 Then Cain went away from the presence of the Lord and settled in the land of Nod,[f] east of Eden.
17 Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad fathered Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech. 19 And Lamech took two wives. The name of one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 20 Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. 22 Zillah also bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
23 Lamech said to his wives:
“Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;
you wives of Lamech, listen to what I say:
I have killed a man for wounding me,
a young man for striking me.
24 (Q)If Cain's revenge is sevenfold,
then Lamech's is seventy-sevenfold.”
25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed[g] for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.” 26 To (R)Seth also a son was born, and he called his name (S)Enosh. At that time people began (T)to call upon the name of the Lord.
Adam's Descendants to Noah
5 This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, (U)he made him in the likeness of God. 2 Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man[h] when they were created. 3 When Adam had lived for 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and (V)named him Seth. 4 (W)The days of Adam after he fathered Seth were 800 years; and he had other sons and daughters. 5 Thus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years, (X)and he died.
6 When Seth had lived for 105 years, (Y)he fathered Enosh. 7 Seth lived after he fathered Enosh for 807 years and had other sons and daughters. 8 Thus all the days of Seth were 912 years, and he died.
9 When Enosh had lived for 90 years, he fathered Kenan. 10 Enosh lived after he fathered Kenan for 815 years and had other sons and daughters. 11 Thus all the days of Enosh were 905 years, and he died.
12 When Kenan had lived for 70 years, he fathered Mahalalel. 13 Kenan lived after he fathered Mahalalel for 840 years and had other sons and daughters. 14 Thus all the days of Kenan were 910 years, and he died.
15 When Mahalalel had lived for 65 years, he fathered Jared. 16 Mahalalel lived after he fathered Jared for 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 17 Thus all the days of Mahalalel were 895 years, and he died.
18 When Jared had lived for 162 years he fathered (Z)Enoch. 19 Jared lived after he fathered Enoch for 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 20 Thus all the days of Jared were 962 years, and he died.
21 When Enoch had lived for 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. 22 Enoch (AA)walked with God[i] after he fathered Methuselah for 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. 24 Enoch (AB)walked with God, and he was not,[j] (AC)for God took him.
25 When Methuselah had lived for 187 years, he fathered Lamech. 26 Methuselah lived after he fathered Lamech for 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 Thus all the days of Methuselah were 969 years, and he died.
28 When Lamech had lived for 182 years, he fathered a son 29 and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground (AD)that the Lord has cursed this one shall bring us relief[k] from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.” 30 Lamech lived after he fathered Noah for 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Thus all the days of Lamech were 777 years, and he died.
- Genesis 4:1 Cain sounds like the Hebrew for produced
- Genesis 4:7 Hebrew will there not be a lifting up [of your face]?
- Genesis 4:7 Or against
- Genesis 4:8 Hebrew; Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate add Let us go out to the field
- Genesis 4:13 Or My guilt is too great to bear
- Genesis 4:16 Nod means wandering
- Genesis 4:25 Seth sounds like the Hebrew for he appointed
- Genesis 5:2 Hebrew adam
- Genesis 5:22 Septuagint pleased God
- Genesis 5:24 Septuagint was not found
- Genesis 5:29 Noah sounds like the Hebrew for rest