Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 4\\

In this chapter an account is given of the two eldest children of Adam
and Eve, their names and calling, \\#Ge 4:1,2\\ and of their different
offerings to the Lord, and the different respect had unto them by him,
which in Cain issued in wrath and envy, which appeared in his
countenance, and were taken notice of by the Lord, and about which he
reasoned with him, \\#Ge 4:3-7\\ but it had no effect upon him, he
murdered his brother, upon which he was examined about him, but denied
he knew anything of him where he was, \\#Ge 4:8,9\\ he is arraigned,
convicted and condemned, sentence passed upon him, and that executed,
which he complains of, and is mitigated, or however a protection is
granted him, and a mark set on him for his security, \\#Ge 4:10-15\\
after which we have an account of his posterity for several
generations, their names, and the business of some of them,
\\#Ge 4:16-24\\ and the chapter is closed with the birth of another
son, and of a grandson to Adam and Eve, in whose days was the beginning
of social religion.