THE FIRST BOOKE OF MOSES, called Genesis. Chapter 4

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1 The birth, trade, and religion of Cain and Abel. 8 The murder of Abel. 9 The curse of Cain. 17 Enoch the first citie. 19 Lamech and his two wiues. 25 The birth of Seth, 26 and Enos.

1And Adam knew Eue his wife, and shee conceiued, and bare Cain, and said, I haue gotten a man from the LORD.

2And she againe bare his brother Abel, and Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.2

3And in processe of time it came to passe, that Cain brought of the fruite of the ground, an offering vnto the LORD.3

4And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flocke, and of the fat thereof: and the LORD had respect vnto Abel, and to his offering.4

5But vnto Cain, and to his offring he had not respect: and Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

6And the LORD said vnto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen?

7If thou doe well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sinne lieth at the doore: And vnto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule ouer him.7

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

9 And the LORD said vnto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And hee said, I know not: Am I my brothers keeper?

10And he said, What hast thou done? the voyce of thy brothers blood cryeth vnto me, from the ground.10

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11And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receiue thy brothers blood from thy hand.

12When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yeeld vnto thee her strength: A fugitiue and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

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13And Cain said vnto the LORD, My punishment is greater, then I can beare.13

14Behold, thou hast driuen me out this day from the face of the earth, and from thy face shall I be hid, and I shall be a fugitiue, and a vagabond in the earth: and it shall come to passe, that euery one that findeth me, shall slay me.

15And the LORD said vnto him, Therefore whosoeuer slayeth Cain, vengeance shalbe taken on him seuen fold. And the LORD set a marke vpon 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.

17And Cain knew his wife, and she conceiued and bare Enoch, and hee builded a City, and called the name of the City, after the name of his sonne, Enoch.17

18And vnto Enoch was borne Irad: and Irad begate Mehuiael, and Mehuiael begate Methusael, and Methusael begate Lamech.18

19 And Lamech tooke vnto him two wiues: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

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20And Adah bare Iabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as haue cattell.

21And his brothers name was Iubal: hee was the father of all such as handle the harpe and organ.

22And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-Cain, an instructer of euery artificer in brasse and iron: and the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.22

23And Lamech sayd vnto his wiues, Adah and Zillah, Heare my voyce, yee wiues of Lamech, hearken vnto my speech: for I haue slaine a man to my wounding, and a yong man to my hurt.23

24If Cain shall bee auenged seuen fold, truely Lamech seuenty and seuen folde.

25 And Adam knew his wife againe, and she bare a sonne, & called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed mee another seed in stead of Abel, whom Cain slew.25

26And to Seth, to him also there was borne a sonne, and he called his name Enos: then began men to call vpon the Name of the LORD.26

Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Genesis Chapter 4

2 Heb. Hebel. , Heb. a feeder.
3 Heb. at the end of dayes.
4 Heb. sheep, or goates. , Heb.11.4
7 Or, haue the excellencie? , Or, subiect vnto thee.
8 Wis.10.3 matth.23. 35. 1. iohn 3. 12. iude 11.
10 Heb. bloods
13 Or, my iniquitie is greater, then that it may be forgiuen.
17 Heb. Chanoch.
18 Hebr. Lemech.
22 Heb. whetter.
23 Or, I would slay a man in my wound, &c. , Or, in my hurt.
25 Hebr. Sheth.
26 Hebr. Enosh. , Or, to call themselues by the Name of the Lord.

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