Young's Literal Translation

Genesis 4

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

Genesis 4:1 And the man knew Eve his wife, and she conceiveth and beareth Cain, and saith, 'I have gotten a man by Jehovah;' Genesis 4:2 and she addeth to bear his brother, even Abel. And Abel is feeding a flock, and Cain hath been servant of the ground. Genesis 4:3 And it cometh to pass at the end of days that Cain bringeth from the fruit of the ground a present to Jehovah; Genesis 4:4 and Abel, he hath brought, he also, from the female firstlings of his flock, even from their fat ones; and Jehovah looketh unto Abel and unto his present, Genesis 4:5 and unto Cain and unto his present He hath not looked; and it is very displeasing to Cain, and his countenance is fallen. Genesis 4:6 And Jehovah saith unto Cain, 'Why hast thou displeasure? and why hath thy countenance fallen? Genesis 4:7 Is there not, if thou dost well, acceptance? and if thou dost not well, at the opening a sin-offering is crouching, and unto thee its desire, and thou rulest over it.'

The murder of Abel.

Genesis 4:8 And Cain saith unto Abel his brother, ['Let us go into the field;'] and it cometh to pass in their being in the field, that Cain riseth up against Abel his brother, and slayeth him.

Genesis 4:9 And Jehovah saith unto Cain, 'Where [is] Abel thy brother?' and he saith, 'I have not known; my brother's keeper—I?' Genesis 4:10 And He saith, 'What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood is crying unto Me from the ground;

The curse of Cain.

Genesis 4:11 and now, cursed [art] thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive the blood of thy brother from thy hand; Genesis 4:12 when thou tillest the ground, it doth not add to give its strength to thee—a wanderer, even a trembling one, thou art in the earth.' Genesis 4:13 And Cain saith unto Jehovah, 'Greater is my punishment than to be borne; Genesis 4:14 lo, Thou hast driven me to-day from off the face of the ground, and from Thy face I am hid; and I have been a wanderer, even a trembling one, in the earth, and it hath been—every one finding me doth slay me.' Genesis 4:15 And Jehovah saith to him, 'Therefore—of any slayer of Cain sevenfold it is required;' and Jehovah setteth to Cain a token that none finding him doth slay him.

Genesis 4:16 And Cain goeth out from before Jehovah, and dwelleth in the land, moving about east of Eden;

Enoch the first city.

Genesis 4:17 and Cain knoweth his wife, and she conceiveth, and beareth Enoch; and he is building a city, and he calleth the name of the city, according to the name of his son—Enoch. Genesis 4:18 And born to Enoch is Irad; and Irad hath begotten Mehujael; and Mehujael hath begotten Methusael; and Methusael hath begotten Lamech.

Lamech and his two wives.

Genesis 4:19 And Lamech taketh to himself two wives, the name of the one Adah, and the name of the second Zillah. Genesis 4:20 And Adah beareth Jabal, he hath been father of those inhabiting tents and purchased possessions; Genesis 4:21 and the name of his brother [is] Jubal, he hath been father of every one handling harp and organ. Genesis 4:22 And Zillah she also bare Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron; and a sister of Tubal-Cain [is] Naamah. Genesis 4:23 And Lamech saith to his wives:—'Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Wives of Lamech, give ear [to] my saying: For a man I have slain for my wound, Even a young man for my hurt; Genesis 4:24 For sevenfold is required for Cain, And for Lamech seventy and sevenfold.'

The birth of Seth,

Genesis 4:25 And Adam again knoweth his wife, and she beareth a son, and calleth his name Seth, 'for God hath appointed for me another seed instead of Abel:' for Cain had slain him.

and Enos.

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also a son hath been born, and he calleth his name Enos; then a beginning was made of preaching in the name of Jehovah.

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