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Genesis 4:2 NLT

2 Later she gave birth to his brother and named him Abel. When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground.

Study tools for Genesis 4:2

  • a 4:1 - Or the man; also in 4:25 .
  • b 4:1 - Or I have acquired. Cain sounds like a Hebrew term that can mean “produce” or “acquire.”
  • c 4:8 - As in Samaritan Pentateuch, Greek and Syriac versions, and Latin Vulgate; Masoretic Text lacks “Let’s go out into the fields.”
  • d 4:13 - Or My sin.
  • e 4:16 - Nod means “wandering.”
  • f 4:18 - Or the ancestor of, and so throughout the verse.
  • g 4:25 - Seth probably means “granted”; the name may also mean “appointed.”