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Genesis 4

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

Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. Genesis 4:2 And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. Genesis 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering to the LORD. Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect to Abel, and to his offering: Genesis 4:5 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. Genesis 4:6 And the LORD said to Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? Genesis 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And to thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

The murder of Abel.

Genesis 4:8 And 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 slew him.

Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said to Cain, Where [is] Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: [Am] I my brother's keeper? Genesis 4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth to 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 receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; Genesis 4:12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield to thee its strength: A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. Genesis 4:13 And Cain said to the LORD, My punishment [is] greater than I can bear. Genesis 4:14 Behold, thou hast driven me this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it will come to pass, [that] every one that findeth me will slay me. Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said to him, Therefore whoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him seven-fold. And the LORD set a mark upon 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 conceived, and bore Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son Enoch. Genesis 4:18 And to Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

Lamech and his two wives.

Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took to him two wives: the name of the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. Genesis 4:20 And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle. Genesis 4:21 And his brother's name [was] Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. Genesis 4:22 And Zillah, she also bore Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain [was] Naamah. Genesis 4:23 And Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, ye wives of Lamech, hearken to my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. Genesis 4:24 If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold, truly Lamech seventy and seven-fold.

The birth of Seth,

Genesis 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son, and called his name Seth: For God, [said she], hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

and Enos.

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

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