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Genesis 4
New Living Translation

Cain and Abel

4Now Adam had sexual relations with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When she gave birth to Cain, she said, "With the LORD's help, I have produced a man!"H120H3045H853H2332H802H2029H3205H853H7014H559H7069H376H854H3068 2Later she gave birth to his brother and named him Abel. When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground.H3254H3205H251H1893H1893H7462H6629H7014H5647H127 3When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the LORD.H7093H3117H7014H935H6529H127H4503H3068 4Abel also brought a gift—the best of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The LORD accepted Abel and his gift,H1893H1931H935H1062H6629H2459H3068H8159H1893H4503 5but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.H7014H4503H8159H7014H3966H2734H6440H5307 6"Why are you so angry?" the LORD asked Cain. "Why do you look so dejected?H3068H559H7014H2734H6440H5307 7You 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."H518H3190H7613H3190H2403H7257H6607H8669H4910 8One 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.H7014H559H413H1893H251H7704H7014H6965H413H1893H251H2026 9Afterward the LORD asked Cain, "Where is your brother? Where is Abel?" "I don't know," Cain responded. "Am I my brother's guardian?"H3068H559H7014H335H1893H251H559H3045H251H8104 10But the LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground!H559H4100H6213H6963H251H1818H6817H127 11Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has swallowed your brother's blood.H779H127H6475H6310H3947H251H1818H3027 12No 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."H3588H5647H127H3254H5414H3581H5128H5110H776 13Cain replied to the LORD, "My punishment is too great for me to bear!H7014H559H3068H5771H1419H5375 14You have banished me from the land and from your presence; you have made me a homeless wanderer. Anyone who finds me will kill me!"H1644H3117H6440H127H5921H6440H5641H5128H5110H776H1961H4672H2026 15The LORD replied, "No, for I will give a sevenfold punishment to anyone who kills you." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain to warn anyone who might try to kill him.H3068H559H3651H2026H7014H5358H7659H3068H7760H226H7014H1115H4672H5221 16So Cain left the LORD's presence and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.H7014H3318H6440H3068H3427H776H5113H6926H5731

The Descendants of Cain

17Cain 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.H7014H3045H802H2029H3205H2585H1129H5892H7121H8034H5892H8034H1121H2585 18Enoch had a son named Irad. Irad became the father of Mehujael. Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of Lamech.H2585H3205H5897H5897H3205H4232H4232H3205H4967H4967H3205H3929 19Lamech married two women. The first was named Adah, and the second was Zillah.H3929H3947H8147H802H8034H259H5711H8034H8145H6741 20Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the first of those who raise livestock and live in tents.H5711H3205H2989H1H3427H168H4735 21His brother's name was Jubal, the first of all who play the harp and flute.H251H8034H3106H1H8610H3658H5748 22Lamech'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.H6741H3205H8423H3913H2794H5178H1270H269H8423H5279 23One 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.H3929H559H802H5711H6741H8085H6963H802H3929H238H565H2026H376H6482H3206H2250 24If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!"H3588H7014H5358H7659H3929H7657H7651

The Birth of Seth

25Adam 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."H120H3045H802H5750H3205H1121H7121H8034H8352H430H7896H312H2233H8478H1893H3588H7014H2026 26When Seth grew up, he had a son and named him Enosh. At that time people first began to worship the LORD by name.H8352H1931H3205H1121H7121H8034H583H2490H7121H8034H3068


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