1And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
2And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
6And the LORD said unto Cain,
Why are you angry? and why is your countenance fallen?
7If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And you shall be its desire, and you must rule over it.
8And 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 slew him.
9And the LORD said unto Cain,
Where is Abel
And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10And he said,
What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood cries unto me from the ground.
11And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;
12When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield unto you its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shall you be in the earth.
13And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
14Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from your face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that anyone that finds me shall slay me.
15And the LORD said unto him,
Therefore whosoever slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken
on him sevenfold.
And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
16And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17And 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.
18And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methushael: and Methushael begat Lamech.
19And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
21And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe.
22And Zillah, she also bore Tubalcain, an instructor of every forger in bronze and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
23And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man for wounding me, and a young man for hurting me.
24If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
25And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, has appointed me another child instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
26And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.