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Genesis 4 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:1 - And the man knew Eve his wife, and she conceiveth and beareth Cain, and saith, 'I have gotten a man by Jehovah;'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:6 - And Jehovah saith unto Cain, 'Why hast thou displeasure? and why hath thy countenance fallen?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:9 - And Jehovah saith unto Cain, 'Where is Abel thy brother?' and he saith, 'I have not known; my brother's keeper -- I?'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:10 - And He saith, 'What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood is crying unto Me from the ground;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:13 - And Cain saith unto Jehovah, 'Greater is my punishment than to be borne;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:18 - And born to Enoch is Irad; and Irad hath begotten Mehujael; and Mehujael hath begotten Methusael; and Methusael hath begotten Lamech.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:19 - And Lamech taketh to himself two wives, the name of the one Adah, and the name of the second Zillah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:20 - And Adah beareth Jabal, he hath been father of those inhabiting tents and purchased possessions;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:21 - and the name of his brother is Jubal, he hath been father of every one handling harp and organ.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:24 - For sevenfold is required for Cain, And for Lamech seventy and sevenfold.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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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