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Genesis 4

The birth, trade, and religion of Cain and Abel.

Genesis 4:1 And Adam laye wt Heua his wyfe, whiche conceyued & bare Cayn, & sayde: I haue goten a man of the Lord. Genesis 4:2 And she proceded forth and bare hys brother Abell: and Abell became a shepherde, and Cayn became a plowman. Genesis 4:3 And it fortuned in processe of tyme, that Cayn brought of þe fruite of the erth, an offerynge vnto the Lorde. Genesis 4:4 And Abell he brought also of the fyrstlynges of hys shepe, & of the fatt of them. And the Lord loked vnto Abel and to hys offrynge, Genesis 4:5 but vnto Cayn & vnto hys offrynge loked he not. And Cayn was wroth exceadyngly, & loured. Genesis 4:6 And the Lorde sayd vnto Cayn: why art thou angry, & why lourest thou? Wotest thou not yf thou dost well thou shalt receyue it? Genesis 4:7 But and yf thou dost euell, by & by thy synne lyeth open in the dore. Notwithstandyng let it be subdued vnto the, and sea thou rule it.

The murder of Abel.

Genesis 4:8 And Cayn talked with Abel hys brother. And as soone as they were in the feldes, Cayn fell vpon Abell hys brother, & slewe hym.

Genesis 4:9 And the Lorde sayd vnto Cayn: where is Abel thy brother? And he sayde: I can not tell, am I my brothers keper? Genesis 4:10 And he sayde: What hast thou done? The voyce of thy brothers bloude cryeth vnto me oute of the erth.

The curse of Cain.

Genesis 4:11 And now curssed be thou as pertaining to the erth, whyche opened her mouth to receyue thy brothers bloude of thyne hande. Genesis 4:12 For when thou tyllest the grounde she shall henceforth not geue her power vnto the. A vagabunde and a rennagate shalt thou be vpon the erth. Genesis 4:13 And Cayn sayd vnto the Lorde: my synne is greater, then that it may be forgeuen. Genesis 4:14 Beholde thou castest me out thys daye from the face of the erth, & from thy syghte must I hyde myself, & I must be wandrynge and a vagabunde vpon the erth: Moreouer whosoeuer fyndeth me, wyl kyl me. Genesis 4:15 And the Lorde sayd vnto him: Not so, but whosoeuer sleith Cayn shalbe punisshed .vij. folde. And the Lord put a marke vpon Cayn that no man that founde hym should kyl him.

Genesis 4:16 And Cayn went out from the face of the Lorde, and dwelt in the lande Nod, on the east syde of Eden.

Enoch the first city.

Genesis 4:17 And Cayn laye wyth his wyf, which conceyued & bare Henoch. And he was buylding a cyte, & called the name of it after the name of hys sonne, Henoch. Genesis 4:18 And Henoch begat Irad. And Irad begat Mahuiael. And Mahuiael begat Mathusael. And Mathusael begat Lamech.

Lamech and his two wives.

Genesis 4:19 And Lamech toke him two wyues: the one is called Ada, & the other Zilla. Genesis 4:20 And Ada bare Iaball, of whome came they that dwell in tentes, & possesse catell. Genesis 4:21 And his brothers name was Iubal, of hym came all that exercyse them selues on the harpe & on the organs. Genesis 4:22 And Zilla she also bare Tubalcayn a worker in metal & a father of all that graue in brasse & yeron. And Tubalcayns syster was called Naema. Genesis 4:23 Then sayde Lamech vnto his wyues Ada & Zilla: heare my voice ye wiues of Lamech & herken vnto my wordes, for I haue slayne a man & wounded my self, & haue slayn a yong man, & gotte my self strypes: Genesis 4:24 for Cayn shall be auenged seuenfolde, but Lamech seuentye tymes seuenfolde.

The birth of Seth,

Genesis 4:25 Adam also laye wyth hys wyfe yet agayne, & she bare a sonne & called his name Seth. For God (sayd she) hath geuen me another sonne for Abel whom Cayn slewe.

and Enos.

Genesis 4:26 And Seth begat a sonne, & called hys name Enos. And in that tyme began men to cal on the name of the Lord.

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