Parallel Bible results for Genesis 4

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Genesis 4

NCV 1 Adam had sexual relations with his wife Eve, and she became preg- nant and gave birth to Cain. Eve said, "With the Lord's help, I have given birth to a man." 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." NCV 2 After that, Eve gave birth to Cain's brother Abel. Abel took care of flocks, and Cain became a farmer. NIV 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. NCV 3 Later, Cain brought some food from the ground as a gift to God. NIV 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. NCV 4 Abel brought the best parts from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, 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, NCV 5 but he did not accept Cain and his gift. So Cain became very angry and felt rejected. NIV 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. NCV 6 The Lord asked Cain, "Why are you angry? Why do you look so unhappy? NIV 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? NCV 7 If you do things well, I will accept you, but if you do not do them well, sin is ready to attack you. Sin wants you, but you must 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." NCV 8 Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out into the field." While they were out in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed 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. NCV 9 Later, the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" Cain answered, "I don't know. Is it my job to take care of my brother?" 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?" NCV 10 Then the Lord said, "What have you done? Your brother's blood is crying out to 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. NCV 11 And now you will be cursed in your work with the ground, the same ground where your brother's blood fell and where your hands killed him. 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. NCV 12 You will work the ground, but it will not grow good crops for you anymore, and you will wander around on 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." NCV 13 Then Cain said to the Lord, "This punishment is more than I can stand! NIV 13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. NCV 14 Today you have forced me to stop working the ground, and now I must hide from you. I must wander around on the earth, and anyone who meets me can kill 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." NCV 15 The Lord said to Cain, "No! If anyone kills you, I will punish that person seven times more." Then the Lord put a mark on Cain warning anyone who met him not to kill 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. NCV 16 So Cain went away from the Lord and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden. NIV 16 So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden. NCV 17 He had sexual relations with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. At that time Cain was building a city, which he named after 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. NCV 18 Enoch had a son named Irad, Irad had a son named Mehujael, Mehujael had a son named Methushael, and Methushael had a son named 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. NCV 19 Lamech married two women, Adah and Zillah. NIV 19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. NCV 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who became the first person to live in tents and raise cattle. NIV 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. NCV 21 Jabal's brother was Jubal, the first person to play the harp and flute. NIV 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute. NCV 22 Zillah gave birth to Tubal-Cain, who made tools out of bronze and iron. 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. NCV 23 Lamech said to his wives: "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice! You wives of Lamech, listen to what I say. I killed a man for wounding me, a young man for hitting 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. NCV 24 If Cain's killer is punished seven times, then Lamech's killer will be punished seventy-seven times." NIV 24 If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times." NCV 25 Adam had sexual relations with his wife Eve again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Sethn and said, "God has given me another child. He will take the place of Abel, who was killed by Cain." 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." NCV 26 Seth also had a son, and they named him Enosh. At that time people began to pray to the Lord. 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.