Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Genesis 4

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

Genesis 4:1 Now, the man, having come to know Eve his wife,—she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a Man, even Yahweh! Genesis 4:2 And she went on to bear his brother, Abel,—and Abel became a feeder of sheep, whereas, Cain, was a tiller of the round. Genesis 4:3 So it came to pass, after certain days, that Cain brought in, of the fruit of the ground, a present to Yahweh: Genesis 4:4 Abel, also, even, he, brought in, of the firstlings of his sheep, and of their fat,—and Yahweh approved of Abel, and of his present; Genesis 4:5 but, of Cain and his present, he approved not,—and it angered Cain greatly, and his countenance fell. Genesis 4:6 So then Yahweh said unto Cain,—Wherefore hath it angered thee, and wherefore hath thy countenance fallen? Genesis 4:7 Shall it not, if thou do right, be lifted up? But, if thou do not right, at the entrance, a sin-bearer is lying,—Unto thee, moreover, shall be his longing, though, thou, rule over him.

The murder of Abel.

Genesis 4:8 And Cain said unto Abel his brother [Let us go into the field]. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Genesis 4:9 Then said Yahweh unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not, the keeper of my brother, am, I? Genesis 4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? With a voice, the shed-blood of thy brother is crying out to me from the ground.

The curse of Cain.

Genesis 4:11 Now, therefore, accursed, art thou,—from the ground, which hath opened her mouth, to receive the shed-blood of thy brother at thy hand. Genesis 4:12 Though thou till the ground, it shall not go on to give its vigour to thee,—A wanderer and a fugitive, shalt thou be in the earth. Genesis 4:13 And Cain said unto Yahweh—Greater is my punishment than I can bear. Genesis 4:14 Lo! thou has driven me out, this day, from off the face of the ground, And, from thy face, shall I be hid,—So shall I become a wanderer and a fugitive in the earth, And it shall come to pass, whosoever findeth me, will slay me. Genesis 4:15 And Yahweh said to him—Not so! whosoever slayeth Cain, sevenfold, shall it be avenged. So Yahweh set, for Cain, a sign, that none finding him should smite him.

Genesis 4:16 So Cain went forth from the presence of Yahweh,—and dwelt in the land of Nod, eastward of Eden.

Enoch the first city.

Genesis 4:17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived, and bare Enoch,—Now it happened that he was building a city, so he called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. Genesis 4:18 And there was born to Enoch, Irad, and, Irad, begat Mehujael,—and, Mehujael, begat Methusael,—and, Methusael, begat Lamech.

Lamech and his two wives.

Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took to himself two wives,—the name of the one, was Adah, and, the name of the second, Zillah. Genesis 4:20 And Adah bare Jabal,—he, was father of such as dwell in tents, and have cattle; Genesis 4:21 and, the name of his brother, was Jubal,—he, was father of everyone handling lyre and flute. Genesis 4:22 And, as for Zillah, she also, bare Tubal-Cain, a sharpener of every cutting instrument of bronze and iron,—and, the sister of Tubal-Cain, was Naamah. Genesis 4:23 Then said Lamech to his wives, Adah and Zillah! hear ye my voice, Ye wives of Lamech! give ear to my tale,—For, a man, have I slain, in dealing my wounds, Yea, a youth, in smiting my blows: Genesis 4:24 If, sevenfold, be the avenging of, Cain, Then, of Lamech, seventy and seven.

The birth of Seth,

Genesis 4:25 And Adam again knew his wife, and she bare a son, and called his name Seth,—For God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, because, Cain, slew him!

and Enos.

Genesis 4:26 And, to Seth—to him also, was born a son, and he called his name Enosh,—then, was a beginning made, to call on the name of Yahweh.

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