1 And the man knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, I have
acquired a man from Jehovah.
2 And she bore again, his brother Abel. And Abel tended flocks, but Cain worked the
3 And at the end of so many days it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the
fruit of the ground unto Jehovah.
4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And Jehovah had regard
for Abel and his offering,
5 but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. And Cain's anger burned greatly,
and his countenance fell.
6 So Jehovah said to Cain, Why does your anger burn? And why has your countenance
7 If you do well, is there not exaltation? And if you do not do well, sin is lying at the door.
And its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.
8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the
field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
9 And Jehovah said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? He said, I do not know. Am I
my brother's keeper?
10 And He said, What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me
from the ground.
11 So now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your
brother's blood from your hand.
12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a
vagabond you shall be on the earth.
13 And Cain said to Jehovah, My punishment is greater than I can bear!
14 Behold, You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden
from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that
anyone who finds me will kill me.
15 And Jehovah said to him, Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken
upon him sevenfold. And Jehovah set a mark on Cain, so that anyone finding him should
not kill him.
16 And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah and dwelt in the land of Nod, east
17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and
called the name of the city after the name of his son: Enoch.
18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael,
and Methushael begot Lamech.
19 And Lamech took for himself two wives: the name of one was Adah, and the name of
the second was Zillah.
20 And Adah bore Jabal: He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have
21 His brother's name was Jubal: He was the father of all those who play the harp and
22 And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain: One hammering in every craft of bronze
and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.
23 And Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah: Hear my voice, you wives of
Lamech, listen to my speech! For I have killed a man for wounding me, even a young man
for striking me.
24 If Cain is avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.
25 And the man knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name: Seth, for
God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel; because Cain killed him.
26 And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then they
began to call upon the name of Jehovah.