Genesis 4

Cain and Abel

(1) And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and gave birth to Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man from the LORD."

(2) Then she gave birth again to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

(3) In the process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the ground.

(4) Abel also brought from the firstborns of his flock and of the fat of them. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering;

(5) But he had no respect for Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

(6) And the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? and why has your countenance fallen?

(7) If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And it desires you, and you shall rule over it."

Cain Kills Abel

(8) Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and killed him.

(9) And the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?"

(10) The LORD said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries to me from the ground.

(11) And now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

(12) When you till the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you. While on the earth, you will be a fugitive and a vagabond."

(13) And Cain said unto the LORD, "My punishment is greater than I can bear."

(14) Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the earth, and I will be hidden from your face. I will be a fugitive and a vagabond while on the earth. It will come to pass that anyone that finds me will kill me.

(15) And the LORD said to Cain, "Therefore, whosoever kills you, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the LORD placed a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.

(16) And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Cain’s Descendants

(17) Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. And Cain built a city and named the city after the name of his son, Enoch.

(18) And to Enoch was born Irad. And Irad fathered Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methusael, and Methusael fathered Lamech.

(19) Lamech took two wives for himself. The name of one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

(20) Adah gave birth to Jabal. He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have cattle.

(21) And his brother’s name was Jubal. He was the father of all those who play the harp and flute.

(22) Zillah gave birth to Tubalcain, an instructor of every metal craftsman using brass and iron. The sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

(23) Lamech said unto his wives, "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice, my wives, listen to my speech; for I have killed a man for wounding me, and a young man who hurt me.

(24) If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, then I shall be avenged seventy-sevenfold.”

Seth and Enos

(25) Adam knew his wife again, and she gave birth to a son, and called his name Seth. She said, "For God has appointed me another child instead of Abel, whom Cain killed."

(26) To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enos. Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.

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