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Cain and Abel.  Gn.4.1-16

1The man lay with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain. She said, 'With the help of the LORD I have brought a man into being.' 2Afterwards she had another child, his brother Abel. Abel was a shepherd and Cain a tiller of the soil. 3The day came when Cain brought some of the produce of the soil as a gift to the LORD; 4and Abel brought some of the first-born of his flock, the fat portions of them Or some of the first-born, that is the sucklings, of his flock. The LORD received Abel and his gift with favour; 5but Cain and his gift he did not receive. Cain was very angry and his face fell. 6Then the LORD said to Cain, 'Why are you so angry and cast down?

8Cain said to his brother Abel, 'Let us go into the open country.' While they were there, Cain attacked his brother Abel and murdered him. 9Then the LORD said to Cain, 'Where is your brother Abel?' Cain answered, 'I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?' 10The LORD said, 'What have you done? Hark! your brother's blood that has been shed is crying out to me from the ground. 11Now you are accursed, and banished from Or more than (cp 3.17) the ground which has opened its mouth wide to receive your brother's blood, which you have shed. 12When you till the ground, it will no longer yield you its wealth. You shall be a vagrant and a wanderer on earth.' 13Cain said to the LORD, 'My punishment is heavier than I can bear; 14thou hast driven me today from the ground, and I must hide myself from thy presence. I shall be a vagrant and a wanderer on earth, and anyone who meets me can kill me.' 15The LORD answered him, 'No: if anyone kills Cain, Cain shall be avenged sevenfold.' So the LORD put a mark on Cain, in order that anyone meeting him should not kill him. 16Then Cain went out from the LORD's presence and settled in the land of Nod That is Wandering Or and he lived as a wanderer in the land to the east of Eden.

Generations - Cain.  Gn.4.17-24

17Then Cain lay with his wife; and she conceived and bore Enoch. Cain was then building a city, which he named Enoch after his son. 18Enoch begot Irad; Irad begot Mehujael; Mehuiael begot Methushael; Methushael begot Lamech. 19Lamech married two wives, one named Adah and the other Zillah. 20Adah bore Jabal who was the ancestor of herdsmen who live in tents; 21and his brother's name was Jubal; he was the ancestor of those who play the harp and pipe. 22Zillah, the other wife, bore Tubal-cain, the master of all coppersmiths and blacksmiths, and Tubal-cain's sister was Naamah. 23Lamech said to his wives:

Seth and Enosh.  Gn.4.25-26

25Adam lay with his wife again. She bore a son, and named him Seth That is Granted, 'for', she said, 'God has granted me another son in place of Abel, because Cain killed him.' 26Seth too had a son, whom he named Enosh. At that time men began to invoke the LORD This represents the Hebrew consonants YHWH, probably pronounced Yahweh, but traditionally read as Jehovah by name.


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