Genesis 4

1The birth, occupation, and religious behaviour of Cain and Abel. 8The murder of Abel, and the indictment, and curse of Cain for it. 17Enoch born; the first city built; the generations of Cain. 19Lamech and his two wives. 25The birth of Seth and Enos.

1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare aCain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.

2 And she again bare his brother aAbel. And Abel was a bkeeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

3 And ain process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.

4 And Abel, he also brought of 1the firstlings of his aflock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

6 And the Lord said unto Cain, 1Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not abe accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And bunto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

8 And Cain 1talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and 2slew him.

9 ¶ And the Lord said unto Cain, 1Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I 2know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

10 And he said, 1What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's ablood crieth unto me from the ground.

11 And now art thou 1cursed from the earth, which hath opened her 2mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

12 When thou tillest the ground, 1it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; 2a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

13 And Cain said unto the Lord, aMy punishment is greater than I can bear.

14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and 1from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a 2fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, 3that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

15 And the Lord said unto him, 1Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him 2sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

16 ¶ And Cain went out 1from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare aEnoch: and he builded a city, and 1called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat aLamech.

19 ¶ And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an ainstructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for aI have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

24 If Cain shall be avenged 1sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

25 ¶ And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name aSeth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name aEnos: then began men bto call upon the name of the Lord.