Genesis

Genesis 4 ©

1The birth, occupation, and religious behaviour of Cain and Abel. 8The murder of Abel, and the indictment, and curse of Cain for it. 17Enoch born; the first city built; the generations of Cain. 19Lamech and his two wives. 25The birth of Seth and Enos.

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AND Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare 1Cain, and said, I have *gotten a man from the LORD.

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And she again bare his brother 2Abel. And Abel was a 3keeper of sheep, but Cain was a *tiller of the ground.

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And 4in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

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And Abel, he also brought of athe *firstlings of his 5flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

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But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very *wroth, and his countenance fell.

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And the LORD said unto Cain, bWhy art thou *wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

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If thou doest well, shalt thou not 6be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And 7unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

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And Cain ctalked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and dslew him.

d Mat. 23.35. Jude 11. 1Jn. 3.12.
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¶And the LORD said unto Cain, eWhere is Abel thy brother? And he said, I fknow not: Am I my brother's keeper?

e ch. 3.9.
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And he said, gWhat hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's 8blood crieth unto me from the ground.

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And now art thou hcursed from the earth, which hath opened her imouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

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When thou *tillest the ground, jit shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; ka fugitive and a *vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

k Ps. 109.10. Mat. 8.20. Is. 57.20,21. Ps. 107.4; 109.23. De. 28.65.
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And Cain said unto the LORD, 9My punishment is greater than I can bear.

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Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and lfrom thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a mfugitive and a *vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, nthat every one that findeth me shall slay me.

m Ps. 109.10. De. 28.65. v.12.
n ch. 9.6.
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And the LORD said unto him, oTherefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him psevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

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¶And Cain went out qfrom the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

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And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare 10Enoch: and he builded a city, and rcalled the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

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And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat 11Lamech.

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¶And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

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And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

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And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

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And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an 12instructer of every *artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

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And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for 13I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

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If Cain shall be avenged ssevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

s v.15. Mat. 18.22.
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¶And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name 14Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

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And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name 15Enos: then began men 16to call upon the name of the LORD.