The birth, trade, and religion of Cain and Abel.
Genesis 4:1 Afterwarde the man knewe Heuah his wife, which conceiued and bare Kain, and said, I haue obteined a man by the Lord. Genesis 4:2 And againe she brought foorth his brother Habel, & Habel was a keeper of sheepe, and Kain was a tiller of the ground. Genesis 4:3 And in processe of time it came to passe, that Kain brought an oblation vnto the Lorde of the fruite of the ground. Genesis 4:4 And Habel also him selfe brought of the first fruites of his sheepe, and of the fat of them, and the Lorde had respect vnto Habel, and to his offering, Genesis 4:5 But vnto Kain and to his offering he had no regarde: wherefore Kain was exceeding wroth, and his countenance fell downe. Genesis 4:6 Then ye Lord said vnto Kain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance cast downe? Genesis 4:7 If thou do well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sinne lieth at the doore: also vnto thee his desire shalbe subiect, and thou shalt rule ouer him.
The murder of Abel.
Genesis 4:8 Then Kain spake to Habel his brother; when they were in the fielde, Kain rose vp against Habel his brother, and slewe him.
Genesis 4:9 Then the Lorde said vnto Kain, Where is Habel thy brother? Who answered, I cannot tell. Am I my brothers keeper? Genesis 4:10 Againe he said, What hast thou done? the voyce of thy brothers blood cryeth vnto me from the earth.
The curse of Cain.
Genesis 4:11 Now therefore thou art cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receiue thy brothers blood from thine hand. Genesis 4:12 When thou shalt till the grounde, it shall not henceforth yeelde vnto thee her strength: a vagabond and a runnagate shalt thou be in the earth. Genesis 4:13 Then Kain said to the Lorde, My punishment is greater, then I can beare. Genesis 4:14 Behold, thou hast cast me out this day fro the earth, and from thy face shall I be hid, and shalbe a vagabond, and a runnagate in the earth, and whosoeuer findeth me, shall slay me. Genesis 4:15 Then the Lord said vnto him, Doubtlesse whosoeuer slayeth Kain, he shalbe punished seue folde; the Lord set a marke vpon Kain, lest any man finding him should kill him.
Genesis 4:16 Then Kain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod towarde the Eastside of Eden.
Enoch the first city.
Genesis 4:17 Kain also knewe his wife, which conceiued and bare Henoch: and he built a citie, and called the name of the citie by ye name of his sonne, Henoch. Genesis 4:18 And to Henoch was borne Irad, and Irad begate Mehuiael, and Mehuiael begate Methushael, and Methushael begate Lamech.
Lamech and his two wives.
Genesis 4:19 And Lamech tooke him two wiues: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. Genesis 4:20 And Adah bare Iabal, who was the father of such as dwell in the tents, and of such as haue cattell. Genesis 4:21 And his brothers name was Iubal, who was the father of all that play on the harpe and organes. Genesis 4:22 And Zillah also bare Tubal-kain, who wrought cunningly euery craft of brasse and of yron: and the sister of Tubal-kain was Naamah. Genesis 4:23 Then Lamech saide vnto his wiues Adah and Zillah, Heare my voyce, ye wiues of Lamech: hearken vnto my speach: for I would slay a man in my wound, and a yong man in mine hurt. Genesis 4:24 If Kain shalbe auenged seuen folde, truely Lamech, seuentie times seuen folde.
The birth of Seth,
Genesis 4:25 And Adam knewe his wife againe, and she bare a sonne, and she called his name Sheth: for God, saide she, hath appointed me another seede for Habel, because Kain slewe him.
Genesis 4:26 And to ye same Sheth also there was borne a sonne, and he called his name Enosh. Then beganne men to call vpon the name of the Lord.