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Genesis 4 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived , and bare Cain, and said , I have gotten 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 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to 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 unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect . And Cain was very wroth , and his countenance 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 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth ? and why is thy countenance fallen ? 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?
7 If thou doest well , shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well , sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. 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 talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew 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 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said , I know not: 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 hast thou done ? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto 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 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy 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 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in 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 unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear . 13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear.
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid ; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass , that every one that findeth me shall slay 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 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should 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 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt 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 knew his wife; and she conceived , and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. 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 unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat 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 took unto him 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 bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have 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 such as handle the harp and organ. 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute.
22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain 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 unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. 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 Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. 24 If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times."
25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew . 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 to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the name of the LORD.