1611 King James Bible

Genesis 4

The birth, trade, and religion of Cain and Abel.

Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eue his wife, and shee conceiued, and bare Cain, and said, I haue gotten a man from the LORD. Genesis 4:2 And she againe bare his brother Abel, and Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. Genesis 4:3 And in processe of time it came to passe, that Cain brought of the fruite of the ground, an offering vnto the LORD. Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flocke, and of the fat thereof: and the LORD had respect vnto Abel, and to his offering. Genesis 4:5 But vnto Cain, and to his offring he had not respect: and Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. Genesis 4:6 And the LORD said vnto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen? Genesis 4:7 If thou doe well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sinne lieth at the doore: And vnto thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule ouer him.

The murder of Abel.

Genesis 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to passe when they were in the field, that Cain rose vp against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said vnto Cain, Where [is] Abel thy brother? And hee said, I know not: Am I my brothers keeper? Genesis 4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voyce of thy brothers blood cryeth vnto me, from the ground.

The curse of Cain.

Genesis 4:11 And now [art] thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receiue thy brothers blood from thy hand. Genesis 4:12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yeeld vnto thee her strength: A fugitiue and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. Genesis 4:13 And Cain said vnto the LORD, My punishment [is] greater, then I can beare. Genesis 4:14 Behold, thou hast driuen me out this day from the face of the earth, and from thy face shall I be hid, and I shall be a fugitiue, and a vagabond in the earth: and it shall come to passe, [that] euery one that findeth me, shall slay me. Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said vnto him, Therefore whosoeuer slayeth Cain, vengeance shalbe taken on him seuen fold. And the LORD set a marke vpon Cain, lest any finding him, should kill him.

Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the East of Eden.

Enoch the first city.

Genesis 4:17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceiued and bare Enoch, and hee builded a City, and called the name of the City, after the name of his sonne, Enoch. Genesis 4:18 And vnto Enoch was borne Irad: and Irad begate Mehuiael, and Mehuiael begate Methusael, and Methusael begate Lamech.

Lamech and his two wives.

Genesis 4:19 And Lamech tooke vnto him two wiues: the name of the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. Genesis 4:20 And Adah bare Iabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and [of such as haue] cattell. Genesis 4:21 And his brothers name was Iubal: hee was the father of all such as handle the harpe and organ. Genesis 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-Cain, an instructer of euery artificer in brasse and iron: and the sister of Tubal-Cain [was] Naamah. Genesis 4:23 And Lamech sayd vnto his wiues, Adah and Zillah, Heare my voyce, yee wiues of Lamech, hearken vnto my speech: for I haue slaine a man to my wounding, and a yong man to my hurt. Genesis 4:24 If Cain shall bee auenged seuen fold, truely Lamech seuenty and seuen folde.

The birth of Seth,

Genesis 4:25 And Adam knew his wife againe, and she bare a sonne, & called his name Seth: For God, [said she], hath appointed mee another seed in stead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

and Enos.

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was borne a sonne, and he called his name Enos: then began men to call vpon the Name of the LORD.

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