The Story of Cain and Abel
4:1 Now1 the man had marital relations with2 his wife Eve, and she became pregnant3 and gave birth to Cain. Then she said, “I have created4 a man just as the
4:3 At the designated time9 Cain brought some of the fruit of the ground for an offering10 to the
4:6 Then the
4:8 Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”21 While they were in the field, Cain attacked22 his brother23 Abel and killed him.
4:9 Then the
ground it will no longer yield30 its best31 for you. You will be a homeless wanderer32 on the earth.”
4:13 Then Cain said to the
The Beginning of Civilization
4:17 Cain had marital relations42 with his wife, and she became pregnant43 and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was building a city, and he named the city after44 his son Enoch. 4:18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father45 of Mehujael. Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.
4:19 Lamech took two wives for himself; the name of the first was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah. 4:20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the first46 of those who live in tents and keep47 livestock. 4:21 The name of his brother was Jubal; he was the first of all who play the harp and the flute. 4:22 Now Zillah also gave birth to Tubal-Cain, who heated metal and shaped48 all kinds of tools made of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.
4:23 Lamech said to his wives,
“Adah and Zillah! Listen to me!
You wives of Lamech, hear my words!
I have killed a man for wounding me,
a young man49 for hurting me.
4:24 If Cain is to be avenged seven times as much,
then Lamech seventy-seven times!”50
4:25 And Adam had marital relations51 with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth, saying, “God has given52 me another child53 in place of Abel because Cain killed him.”
4:26 And a son was also born to Seth, whom he named Enosh. At that time people54 began to worship55 the