The man had sexual relations with Eve, his wife.

1 4


She conceived, and gave birth to Cain, and said, “I have gotten a man with Yahweh’s help.”

2 5


Again she gave birth, to Cain’s brother Abel.

3 5


Abel was a keeper of sheep and Cain was a tiller of the ground.

4 6


As time passed, Cain brought an offering to Yahweh from the fruit of the ground.

5 6


And Abel also brought an offering, fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock.

6 6


Yahweh respected Abel and his offering, but he didn’t respect Cain and his offering.

7 6


Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

8 5


Yahweh said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen?"

9 6


"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.”


Cain said to Abel, his brother, “Let’s go into the field.”

12 6


While they were in the field,

13 6


Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him.

14 6


Yahweh said to Cain, “Where is Abel, your brother?”

15 6


He said, “I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

16 6


Yahweh said, “What have you done?"

17 6


"Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground."


"Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. From now on, when you till the ground, it won’t yield its strength to you."


"You will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.”


Cain said to Yahweh, “My punishment is greater than I can bear. 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 on the earth."

21 2


"Whoever finds me will kill me.”


Yahweh said to him, “Not so, for whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold.”

23 2


Then Yahweh put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.

24 1


Cain left Yahweh’s presence,



and he lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.



Cain had sexual relations with his wife.



She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.



To Enoch was born Irad. Irad became the father of Mehujael. Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of Lamech.

Lamech took two wives: the name of the first one was Adah, and the name of the second one was Zillah.



Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.



His brother’s name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe.



Zillah also gave birth to Tubal Cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron. Tubal Cain’s sister was Naamah.



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. If Cain will be avenged seven times,? truly Lamech seventy-seven times.”



Adam had sexual relations with 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.”


A son was also born to Seth, and he named him Enosh.

At that time men began to call on Yahweh’s name.



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