Parallel Bible results for Genesis 4

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Genesis 4

RSV 1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have gotten a man with the help of 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." RSV 2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground. NIV 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. RSV 3 In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, NIV 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. RSV 4 and Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for 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, RSV 5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So 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. RSV 6 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? RSV 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is couching at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master 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." RSV 8 Cain said to Abel his brother, "Let us go out to the field." And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against 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. RSV 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?" RSV 10 And the LORD said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying 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. RSV 11 And now you are cursed from the ground, 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. RSV 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength; you shall be a fugitive and a 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." RSV 13 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. RSV 14 Behold, thou hast driven me this day away from the ground; and from thy face I shall be hidden; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds 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." RSV 15 Then the LORD said to him, "Not so! If any one slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the LORD put a mark on Cain, lest any who came upon 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. RSV 16 Then Cain went away from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt 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. RSV 17 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. RSV 18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad was the father of Me-hu'ja-el, and Me-hu'ja-el the father of Me-thu'sha-el, and Me-thu'sha-el 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. RSV 19 And Lamech took 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. RSV 20 Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who 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. RSV 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. NIV 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute. RSV 22 Zillah bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-cain was Na'amah. 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. RSV 23 Lamech said to his wives: "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, hearken to what I say: I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for striking 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. RSV 24 If Cain is avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy-sevenfold." NIV 24 If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times." RSV 25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, "God has appointed for me another child 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." RSV 26 To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time men began to call upon 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.