Parallel Bible results for Genesis 4

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Genesis 4

ASV 1 And the man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man with [the help of] Jehovah. NIV 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." ASV 2 And again she bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. NIV 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. ASV 3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto Jehovah. NIV 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. ASV 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Jehovah had respect unto Abel and to his offering: NIV 4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, ASV 5 but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. NIV 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. ASV 6 And Jehovah said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? NIV 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? ASV 7 If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door: and unto thee shall be its desire, but do thou rule over it. NIV 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." ASV 8 And Cain told 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. NIV 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. ASV 9 And Jehovah said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper? NIV 9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?" ASV 10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. NIV 10 The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. ASV 11 And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened its mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; NIV 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. ASV 12 when thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shalt thou be in the earth. NIV 12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth." ASV 13 And Cain said unto Jehovah, My punishment is greater than I can bear. NIV 13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. ASV 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the ground; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth; and it will come to pass, that whosoever findeth me will slay me. NIV 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." ASV 15 And Jehovah said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And Jehovah appointed a sign for Cain, lest any finding him should smite him. NIV 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. ASV 16 And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. NIV 16 So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden. ASV 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. NIV 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. ASV 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methushael; and Methushael begat Lamech. NIV 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. ASV 19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. NIV 19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. ASV 20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and [have] cattle. NIV 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. ASV 21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe. NIV 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute. ASV 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. NIV 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. ASV 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 for wounding me, And a young man for bruising me: NIV 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. ASV 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. NIV 24 If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times." ASV 25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth. For, [said she], God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him. NIV 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." ASV 26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah. NIV 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the name of the LORD.