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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:1 - Adam[fn] made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain.[fn] She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth[fn] a man.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:2 - Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:3 - In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:4 - And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:5 - but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:6 - Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:7 - If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:8 - Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”[fn] While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:9 - Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:10 - The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:11 - Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:12 - When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:13 - Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is more than I can bear.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:14 - Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:15 - But the LORD said to him, “Not so[fn]; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:16 - So Cain went out from the LORD’s presence and lived in the land of Nod,[fn] east of Eden.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:17 - Cain made love to his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:18 - To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:19 - Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:20 - Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:21 - His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:22 - Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of[fn] bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:23 - Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:24 - If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:25 - Adam made love to his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth,[fn] saying, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:26 - Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on[fn] the name of the LORD.
NIV Footnotes
Or The man
Cain sounds like the Hebrew for brought forth or acquired.
Or have acquired
Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Masoretic Text does not have “Let’s go out to the field.”
Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew Very well
Nod means wandering (see verses 12 and 14).
Or who instructed all who work in
Seth probably means granted.
Or to proclaim

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