Genesis 4 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The man had sexual relations with Havah his wife; she conceived, gave birth to Kayin [acquisition] and said, "I have acquired a man from ADONAI." 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 In addition she gave birth to his brother Hevel. Hevel kept sheep, while Kayin worked the soil. 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.
3 In the course of time Kayin brought an offering to ADONAI from the produce of the soil; 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD.
4 and Hevel too brought from the firstborn of his sheep, including their fat. ADONAI accepted Hevel and his 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 did not accept Kayin and his offering. Kayin was very angry, and his face fell. 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
6 ADONAI said to Kayin, "Why are you angry? Why so downcast? 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?
7 If you are doing what is good, shouldn't you hold your head high? And if you don't do what is good, sin is crouching at the door - it wants you, but you can rule over it." 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 Kayin had words with Hevel his brother; then one time, when they were in the field, Kayin turned on Hevel his brother and killed him. 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 ADONAI said to Kayin, "Where is Hevel your brother?"And he replied, "I don't know; am I my brother's guardian?" 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 He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying out to me from the ground! 10 The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.
11 Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood at your hands. 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 When you farm the ground it will no longer yield its strength to you. You will be a fugitive, wandering 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 Kayin said to ADONAI, "My punishment is greater than I can bear. 13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear.
14 You are banning me today from the land and from your presence. I will be a fugitive wandering the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." 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 ADONAI answered him, "Therefore, whoever kills Kayin will receive vengeance sevenfold," and ADONAI put a sign on Kayin, so that no one who found him would kill him. 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 So Kayin left the presence of ADONAI and lived in the land of Nod [wandering], east of 'Eden. 16 So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
17 Kayin had sexual relations with his wife; she conceived and gave birth to Hanokh. Kayin built a city and named the city after his son Hanokh. 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 To Hanokh was born 'Irad. 'Irad fathered Mechuya'el, Mechuya'el fathered Metusha'el, and Metusha'el fathered Lemekh. 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 Lemekh took himself two wives; the name of the one was 'Adah, while the name of the other was Tzilah. 19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.
20 'Adah gave birth to Yaval; he was the ancestor of those who live in tents and have cattle. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.
21 His brother's name was Yuval; and he was the ancestor of all who play lyre and flute. 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute.
22 Tzilah gave birth to Tuval-Kayin, who forged all kinds of tools from brass and iron; the sister of Tuval-Kayin was Na'amah. 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 Lemekh said to his wives, "'Adah and Tzilah, listen to me; wives of Lemekh, hear what I say: I killed a man for wounding me, a young man who injured me. 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 Kayin will be avenged sevenfold, then Lemekh seventy-sevenfold!" 24 If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times."
25 Adam again had sexual relations with his wife, and she gave birth to a son whom she named Shet [granted], "For God has granted me another seed in place of Hevel, since Kayin killed him." 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 To Shet too was born a son, whom he called Enosh. That is when people began to call on the name of ADONAI. 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the name of the LORD.