Then He said, "What have you done? Your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground!
So now you are cursed [with alienation] from the ground that opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood you have shed.a12
If you work the land, it will never again give you its yield. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."b13
But Cain answered the Lord, "My punishmentc is too great to bear!
Since You are banishing me today from the soil, and I must hide myself from Your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, whoever finds me will kill me."d15
Then the Lord replied to him, "In that case,e whoever kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over."f And He placed a markg on Cain so that whoever found him would not kill him.
Then Cain went out from the Lord's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
Cain knew his wife intimately, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. Then Cain became the builder of a city, and he named the city Enoch after his son.
Irad was born to Enoch, Irad fathered Mehujael, Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech.
Lamech took two wives for himself, one named Adah and the other named Zillah.
Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of the nomadic herdsmen.h