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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 knew () Eve his wife ; and she conceived (), and bare () Cain , and said (), I have gotten () a man from the LORD .
[2] And she again () bare () his brother Abel . And Abel was a keeper () of sheep , but Cain was a tiller () of the ground .
[3] And in 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 the firstlings of his flock 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 , Why art thou wroth ()? and why is thy countenance fallen ()?
[7] If thou doest well (), shalt thou not be accepted ? and if thou doest not well (), sin lieth () at the door . And unto thee [shall be] his desire , and thou shalt rule () over him.
[8] And Cain talked () with Abel his brother : and it came to pass, when they were in the field , that Cain rose up () against Abel his brother , and slew him ().
[9] And the LORD said () unto Cain , Where [is] Abel thy brother ? And he said (), I know () not: [Am] I my brother’s keeper ()?
[10] And he said (), What hast thou done ()? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth () unto me from the ground .
[11] And now [art] thou cursed () from the earth , which hath opened () her mouth to receive () thy brother’s blood from thy hand ;
[12] When thou tillest () the ground , it shall not henceforth () yield () unto thee her strength ; a fugitive () and a vagabond () shalt thou be in the earth .
[13] And Cain said () unto the LORD , My punishment [is] greater than I can bear ().
[14] Behold, thou hast driven me out () this day from the face of the earth ; and from thy face shall I be hid (); and I shall be a fugitive () and a vagabond () in the earth ; and it shall come to pass (), [that] every one that findeth me () shall slay me ().
[15] And the LORD said () unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth () Cain , vengeance shall be taken () on him sevenfold . And the LORD set () a mark upon Cain , lest any finding () him should kill () him.
[16] And Cain went out () from 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 () Enoch : and he builded () a city , and called () 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 () Lamech .
[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 () Tubalcain , an instructer () of every artificer in brass and iron : and the sister of Tubalcain [was] Naamah .
[23] And Lamech said () unto his wives , Adah and Zillah , Hear () my voice ; ye wives of Lamech , hearken () unto my speech : for I have slain () a man to my wounding , and a young man to my hurt .
[24] If Cain shall be avenged () sevenfold , truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold .
[25] And Adam knew () his wife again ; and she bare () a son , and called () his name Seth : 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 Enos : then began men () to call () upon the name of the LORD .

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.