Chapter 4

Cain and Abel

4:1 And Adam knew Chavah (Eve) his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain (gotten, or, acquired), and said I have gotten a man from YEHOVAH.
4:2 And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
4:3 And in the end of days it happened, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering to YEHOVAH.
4:4 And Abel, he also brought of
the firstlings of his flock and even from there fat. And YEHOVAH had respect to Abel and his offering:
4:5 But to Cain and his offering he had not respect. And Cain glowed greatly with anger, and his face fell.
4:6 And YEHOVAH said to Cain, Why have you angrily glowed? And why is your face fallen?
4:7 If you do well, is there not acceptance? And if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And to you shall be it's desire, but you shall rule over it.
4:8 And Cain talked with his brother Abel, And as they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.
4:9 And YEHOVAH said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not; Am I my brother's keeper?
4:10 And he said, What have you done? The voice of your brother's bloods cry to me from the ground.

The curse of Cain

4:11 And now are you cursed from the earth, which have opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;
4:12 When you till the ground, it will not again yield to you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the earth.
4:13 And Cain said to YEHOVAH My punishment is greater than I can bear.
4:14 Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from your 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 find me shall kill me.
4:15 And YEHOVAH said to him, If anyone kills Cain, he shall be avenged sevenfold. And YEHOVAH set a mark upon Cain unless any finding him should kill him.
4:16 And Cain went out from the face of YEHOVAH and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived and bore Chanoch (Enoch) and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Chanoch (Enoch).
4:18 And to Chanoch (Enoch) was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

Lamech's Family

4:19 And Lemech took to him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other was Zillah.
4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as stay in tents, and of such as have cattle.
4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
4:22 And Zillah , she also bore Tubal-cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
4:23 And Lemech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; you wives of Lemech, listen to my speech; for I have slain a man to my wounding and a young man to my hurt.
4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lemech seventy and sevenfold.

Birth of Seth

4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth (Appointed or put out): For Eloheem said she, has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.
4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh (To call themselves by the name of YEHOVAH): then began men to call upon the name of YEHOVAH.

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