Parallel Bible results for Genesis 4

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Genesis 4

NKJV 1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the Lord." 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." NKJV 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now 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. NKJV 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. NIV 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. NKJV 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and 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, NKJV 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, 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. NKJV 6 So the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? NIV 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? NKJV 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should 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." NKJV 8 Now 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 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. NKJV 9 Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know. 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?" NKJV 10 And He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries 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. NKJV 11 So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your 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. NKJV 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be 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." NKJV 13 And Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is greater than I can bear! NIV 13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. NKJV 14 Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will 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." NKJV 15 And the Lord said to him, "Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should 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. NKJV 16 Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord 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. NKJV 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built 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. NKJV 18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael, and Methushael begot 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. NKJV 19 Then Lamech took for himself two wives: the name of one was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah. NIV 19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. NKJV 20 And Adah bore Jabal. He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. NIV 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. NKJV 21 His brother's name was Jubal. He was the father of all those who 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. NKJV 22 And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every craftsman in bronze 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. NKJV 23 Then Lamech said to his wives: "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Wives of Lamech, listen to my speech! For I have killed a man for wounding me, Even a young man for hurting 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. NKJV 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold." NIV 24 If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times." NKJV 25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, "For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed." 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." NKJV 26 And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of 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.