Parallel Bible results for Genesis 4

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Genesis 4

NLT 1 Now Adam had sexual relations with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When she gave birth to Cain, she said, “With the ’s help, I have produced 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." NLT 2 Later she gave birth to his brother and named him Abel. When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground. NIV 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. NLT 3 When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the . NIV 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. NLT 4 Abel also brought a gift—the best portions of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The 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, NLT 5 but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected. NIV 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. NLT 6 “Why are you so angry?” the asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? NIV 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? NLT 7 You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” 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." NLT 8 One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.” And while they were 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. NLT 9 Afterward the asked Cain, “Where is your brother? Where is Abel?” “I don’t know,” Cain responded. “Am I my brother’s guardian?” 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?" NLT 10 But the said, “What have you done? Listen! 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. NLT 11 Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has swallowed your brother’s blood. 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. NLT 12 No longer will the ground yield good crops for you, no matter how hard you work! From now on you will be a homeless wanderer 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." NLT 13 Cain replied to the , “My punishment is too great for me to bear! NIV 13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. NLT 14 You have banished me from the land and from your presence; you have made me a homeless wanderer. 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." NLT 15 The replied, “No, for I will give a sevenfold punishment to anyone who kills you.” Then the put a mark on Cain to warn anyone who might try 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. NLT 16 So Cain left the ’s presence and settled 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. NLT 17 Cain had sexual relations with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Then Cain founded a city, which he named Enoch, after his son. 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. NLT 18 Enoch had a son named Irad. Irad became the father of Mehujael. Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of 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. NLT 19 Lamech married two women. The first was named Adah, and the second was Zillah. NIV 19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. NLT 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the first of those who raise livestock and live in tents. NIV 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. NLT 21 His brother’s name was Jubal, the first of all 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. NLT 22 Lamech’s other wife, Zillah, gave birth to a son named Tubal-cain. He became an expert in forging tools of bronze and iron. Tubal-cain had a sister named 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. NLT 23 One day Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; listen to me, you wives of Lamech. I have killed a man who attacked me, a young man who wounded 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. NLT 24 If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!” NIV 24 If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times." NLT 25 Adam had sexual relations with his wife again, and she gave birth to another son. She named him Seth, for she said, “God has granted me another son in place 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." NLT 26 When Seth grew up, he had a son and named him Enosh. At that time people first began to worship the by name. 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.