Genesis 4 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the man had connection with Eve his wife, and she became with child and gave birth to Cain, and said, I have got a man from the Lord. 1 Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man."
2 Then again she became with child and gave birth to Abel, his brother. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a farmer. 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.
3 And after a time, Cain gave to the Lord an offering of the fruits of the earth. 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD.
4 And Abel gave an offering of the young lambs of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord was pleased with Abel's offering; 4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,
5 But in Cain and his offering he had no pleasure. And Cain was angry and his face became sad. 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
6 And the Lord said to Cain, Why are you angry? and why is your face sad? 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?
7 If you do well, will you not have honour? and if you do wrong, sin is waiting at the door, desiring to have you, but do not let it be your master. 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it."
8 And Cain said to his brother, Let us go into the field: and when they were in the field, Cain made an attack on his brother Abel and put him to death. 8 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
9 And the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? And he said, I have no idea: am I my brother's keeper? 9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"
10 And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the earth. 10 The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.
11 And now you are cursed from the earth, whose mouth is open to take your brother's blood from your hand; 11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
12 No longer will the earth give you her fruit as the reward of your work; you will be a wanderer in flight over the earth. 12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."
13 And Cain said, My punishment is greater than my strength. 13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear.
14 You have sent me out this day from the face of the earth and from before your face; I will be a wanderer in flight over the earth, and whoever sees me will put me to death. 14 Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."
15 And the Lord said, Truly, if Cain is put to death, seven lives will be taken for his. And the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one might put him to death. 15 But the LORD said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.
16 And Cain went away from before the face of the Lord, and made his living-place in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. 16 So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
17 And Cain had connection with his wife and she became with child and gave birth to Enoch: and he made a town, and gave the town the name of Enoch after his son. 17 Cain lay with 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.
18 And Enoch had a son Irad: and Irad became the father of Mehujael: and Mehujael became the father of Methushael: and Methushael became the father of Lamech. 18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.
19 And Lamech had two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.
20 And Adah gave birth to Jabal: he was the father of such as are living in tents and keep cattle. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.
21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all players on instruments of music. 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute.
22 And Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who is the father of every maker of cutting instruments of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. 22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was Naamah.
23 And Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, give ear to my voice; you wives of Lamech, give attention to my words, for I would put a man to death for a wound, and a young man for a blow; 23 Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me.
24 If seven lives are to be taken as punishment for Cain's death, seventy-seven will be taken for Lamech's. 24 If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times."
25 And Adam had connection with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son to whom she gave the name of Seth: for she said, God has given me another seed in place of Abel, whom Cain put to death. 25 Adam lay with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, "God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him."
26 And Seth had a son, and he gave him the name of Enosh: at this time men first made use of the name of the Lord in worship. 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the name of the LORD.