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Genesis 4:17 NIV

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.

References for Genesis 4:17

      Study tools for Genesis 4:17

      • a 4:1 - Or "The man"
      • b 4:1 - "Cain" sounds like the Hebrew for "brought forth" or "acquired."
      • c 4:1 - Or "have acquired"
      • d 4:8 - Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Masoretic Text does not have "“Let’s go out to the field.”"
      • e 4:15 - Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew "Very well"
      • f 4:16 - "Nod" means "wandering" (see verses 12 and 14).
      • g 4:22 - Or "who instructed all who work in"
      • h 4:25 - "Seth" probably means "granted."
      • i 4:26 - Or "to proclaim"