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Genesis 4 (WEBP)

[1] The man knew§ Eve his wife. She conceived,§ and gave birth to Cain, and said, “I have gotten a man with Yahweh’s help.”
[2] Again she gave birth, to Cain’s brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
[3] As time passed, Cain brought an offering to Yahweh from the fruit of the ground.
[4] Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. Yahweh respected Abel and his offering,
[5] but he didn’t respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.
[6] Yahweh said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen?
[7] If you do well, won’t it be lifted up? If you don’t do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it.”
[8] Cain said to Abel, his brother, “Let’s go into the field.” While they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him.
[9] Yahweh said to Cain, “Where is Abel, your brother?” He said, “I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
[10] Yahweh said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries to me from the ground.
[11] Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
[12] From now on, when you till the ground, it won’t yield its strength to you. You will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth.”
[13] Cain said to Yahweh, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.
[14] Behold, you have driven me out today from the surface of the ground. I will be hidden from your face, and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth. Whoever finds me will kill me.”
[15] Yahweh said to him, “Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold.” Yahweh appointed a sign for Cain, so that anyone finding him would not strike him.
[16] Cain left Yahweh’s presence, and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
[17] Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and named the city after the name of his son, Enoch.
[18] Irad was born to Enoch. Irad became the father of Mehujael. Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of Lamech.
[19] Lamech took two wives: the name of the first one was Adah, and the name of the second one was Zillah.
[20] Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.
[21] His brother’s name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe.
[22] Zillah also gave birth to Tubal Cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of bronze and iron. Tubal Cain’s sister was Naamah.
[23] Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice. You wives of Lamech, listen to my speech, for I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for bruising me.
[24] If Cain will be avenged seven times, truly Lamech seventy-seven times.”
[25] Adam knew his wife again. She gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, saying, “for God has given me another child instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.”
[26] A son was also born to Seth, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on Yahweh’s name.

Genesis 4:1a or, lay with, or, had relations with
Genesis 4:1b or, became pregnant

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Genesis 4 (KJVS)

[1] And Adam H120 knew H3045 (8804) H853 Eve H2332 his wife H802; and she conceived H2029 (8799), and bare H3205 (8799) H853 Cain H7014, and said H559 (8799), I have gotten H7069 (8804) a man H376 from H854 the LORD H3068.
[2] And she again H3254 (8686) bare H3205 (8800) his brother H251 Abel H1893. And Abel H1893 was a keeper H7462 (8802) of sheep H6629, but Cain H7014 was a tiller H5647 (8802) of the ground H127.
[3] And in process H7093 of time H3117 it came to pass, that Cain H7014 brought H935 (8686) of the fruit H6529 of the ground H127 an offering H4503 unto the LORD H3068.
[4] And Abel H1893, he H1931 also brought H935 (8689) of the firstlings H1062 of his flock H6629 and of the fat H2459 thereof. And the LORD H3068 had respect H8159 (8799) unto Abel H1893 and to his offering H4503:
[5] But unto Cain H7014 and to his offering H4503 he had not respect H8159 (8804). And Cain H7014 was very H3966 wroth H2734 (8799), and his countenance H6440 fell H5307 (8799).
[6] And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto Cain H7014, Why art thou wroth H2734 (8804)? and why is thy countenance H6440 fallen H5307 (8804)?
[7] If H518 thou doest well H3190 (8686), shalt thou not be accepted H7613? and if thou doest not well H3190 (8686), sin H2403 lieth H7257 (8802) at the door H6607. And unto thee [shall be] his desire H8669, and thou shalt rule H4910 (8799) over him.
[8] And Cain H7014 talked H559 (8799) with H413 Abel H1893 his brother H251: and it came to pass, when they were in the field H7704, that Cain H7014 rose up H6965 (8799) against H413 Abel H1893 his brother H251, and slew him H2026 (8799).
[9] And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto Cain H7014, Where H335 [is] Abel H1893 thy brother H251? And he said H559 (8799), I know H3045 (8804) not: [Am] I my brother’s H251 keeper H8104 (8802)?
[10] And he said H559 (8799), What H4100 hast thou done H6213 (8804)? the voice H6963 of thy brother’s H251 blood H1818 crieth H6817 (8802) unto me from the ground H127.
[11] And now [art] thou cursed H779 (8803) from the earth H127, which hath opened H6475 (8804) her mouth H6310 to receive H3947 (8800) thy brother’s H251 blood H1818 from thy hand H3027;
[12] When H3588 thou tillest H5647 (8799) the ground H127, it shall not henceforth H3254 (8686) yield H5414 (8800) unto thee her strength H3581; a fugitive H5128 (8801) and a vagabond H5110 (8802) shalt thou be in the earth H776.
[13] And Cain H7014 said H559 (8799) unto the LORD H3068, My punishment H5771 [is] greater H1419 than I can bear H5375 (8800).
[14] Behold, thou hast driven me out H1644 (8765) this day H3117 from the face H6440 of the earth H127; and from H5921 thy face H6440 shall I be hid H5641 (8735); and I shall be a fugitive H5128 (8801) and a vagabond H5110 (8802) in the earth H776; and it shall come to pass H1961 (8804), [that] every one that findeth me H4672 (8802) shall slay me H2026 (8799).
[15] And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto him, Therefore H3651 whosoever slayeth H2026 (8802) Cain H7014, vengeance shall be taken H5358 (8714) on him sevenfold H7659. And the LORD H3068 set H7760 (8799) a mark H226 upon Cain H7014, lest H1115 any finding H4672 (8802) him should kill H5221 (8687) him.
[16] And Cain H7014 went out H3318 (8799) from the presence H6440 of the LORD H3068, and dwelt H3427 (8799) in the land H776 of Nod H5113, on the east H6926 of Eden H5731.
[17] And Cain H7014 knew H3045 (8799) his wife H802; and she conceived H2029 (8799), and bare H3205 (8799) Enoch H2585: and he builded H1129 (8802) a city H5892, and called H7121 (8799) the name H8034 of the city H5892, after the name H8034 of his son H1121, Enoch H2585.
[18] And unto Enoch H2585 was born H3205 (8735) Irad H5897: and Irad H5897 begat H3205 (8804) Mehujael H4232: and Mehujael H4232 begat H3205 (8804) Methusael H4967: and Methusael H4967 begat H3205 (8804) Lamech H3929.
[19] And Lamech H3929 took H3947 (8799) unto him two H8147 wives H802: the name H8034 of the one H259 [was] Adah H5711, and the name H8034 of the other H8145 Zillah H6741.
[20] And Adah H5711 bare H3205 (8799) Jabal H2989: he was the father H1 of such as dwell H3427 (8802) in tents H168, and [of such as have] cattle H4735.
[21] And his brother’s H251 name H8034 [was] Jubal H3106: he was the father H1 of all such as handle H8610 (8802) the harp H3658 and organ H5748.
[22] And Zillah H6741, she also bare H3205 (8804) Tubalcain H8423, an instructer H3913 (8803) of every artificer H2794 in brass H5178 and iron H1270: and the sister H269 of Tubalcain H8423 [was] Naamah H5279.
[23] And Lamech H3929 said H559 (8799) unto his wives H802, Adah H5711 and Zillah H6741, Hear H8085 (8798) my voice H6963; ye wives H802 of Lamech H3929, hearken H238 (8685) unto my speech H565: for I have slain H2026 (8804) a man H376 to my wounding H6482, and a young man H3206 to my hurt H2250.
[24] If H3588 Cain H7014 shall be avenged H5358 (8714) sevenfold H7659, truly Lamech H3929 seventy H7657 and sevenfold H7651.
[25] And Adam H120 knew H3045 (8799) his wife H802 again H5750; and she bare H3205 (8799) a son H1121, and called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Seth H8352: For God H430, [said she], hath appointed H7896 (8804) me another H312 seed H2233 instead H8478 of Abel H1893, whom H3588 Cain H7014 slew H2026 (8804).
[26] And to Seth H8352, to him H1931 also there was born H3205 (8795) a son H1121; and he called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Enos H583: then began men H2490 (8717) to call H7121 (8800) upon the name H8034 of the LORD H3068.

Young’s Literal Translation

Genesis 4 (YLT)

[1] And the man knew Eve his wife, and she conceiveth and beareth Cain, and saith, ‘I have gotten a man by Jehovah;’
[2] and she addeth to bear his brother, even Abel. And Abel is feeding a flock, and Cain hath been servant of the ground.
[3] And it cometh to pass at the end of days that Cain bringeth from the fruit of the ground a present to Jehovah;
[4] and Abel, he hath brought, he also, from the female firstlings of his flock, even from their fat ones; and Jehovah looketh unto Abel and unto his present,
[5] and unto Cain and unto his present He hath not looked; and it is very displeasing to Cain, and his countenance is fallen.
[6] And Jehovah saith unto Cain, ‘Why hast thou displeasure? and why hath thy countenance fallen?
[7] Is there not, if thou dost well, acceptance? and if thou dost not well, at the opening a sin-offering is crouching, and unto thee its desire, and thou rulest over it.’
[8] And Cain saith unto Abel his brother, ‘Let us go into the field;’ and it cometh to pass in their being in the field, that Cain riseth up against Abel his brother, and slayeth him.
[9] And Jehovah saith unto Cain, ‘Where is Abel thy brother?’ and he saith, ‘I have not known; my brother’s keeper-I?’
[10] And He saith, ‘What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood is crying unto Me from the ground;
[11] and now, cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive the blood of thy brother from thy hand;
[12] when thou tillest the ground, it doth not add to give its strength to thee-a wanderer, even a trembling one, thou art in the earth.’
[13] And Cain saith unto Jehovah, ‘Greater is my punishment than to be borne;
[14] lo, Thou hast driven me to-day from off the face of the ground, and from Thy face I am hid; and I have been a wanderer, even a trembling one, in the earth, and it hath been-every one finding me doth slay me.’
[15] And Jehovah saith to him, ‘Therefore-of any slayer of Cain sevenfold it is required;’ and Jehovah setteth to Cain a token that none finding him doth slay him.
[16] And Cain goeth out from before Jehovah, and dwelleth in the land, moving about east of Eden;
[17] and Cain knoweth his wife, and she conceiveth, and beareth Enoch; and he is building a city, and he calleth the name of the city, according to the name of his son-Enoch.
[18] And born to Enoch is Irad; and Irad hath begotten Mehujael; and Mehujael hath begotten Methusael; and Methusael hath begotten Lamech.
[19] And Lamech taketh to himself two wives, the name of the one Adah, and the name of the second Zillah.
[20] And Adah beareth Jabal, he hath been father of those inhabiting tents and purchased possessions;
[21] and the name of his brother is Jubal, he hath been father of every one handling harp and organ.
[22] And Zillah she also bare Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron; and a sister of Tubal-Cain is Naamah.
[23] And Lamech saith to his wives:-‘Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Wives of Lamech, give ear to my saying: For a man I have slain for my wound, Even a young man for my hurt;
[24] For sevenfold is required for Cain, And for Lamech seventy and sevenfold.’
[25] And Adam again knoweth his wife, and she beareth a son, and calleth his name Seth, ‘for God hath appointed for me another seed instead of Abel:’ for Cain had slain him.
[26] And to Seth, to him also a son hath been born, and he calleth his name Enos; then a beginning was made of preaching in the name of Jehovah.