Cain and Abel
1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and
bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper
of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought
of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4 And 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:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And
Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why
is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if
thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee
shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
8 And 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.
9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother?
And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy
brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened
her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth
yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond
shalt thou be in the earth.
13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater
than I can bear.
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of
the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be
a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to
pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth
Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the
LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill
16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and
dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare
Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the
city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael:
and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one
was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell
in tents, and of such as have cattle.
21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of
all such as handle the harp and organ.
22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of
every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of
Tubalcain was Naamah.
23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my
voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I
have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy
25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and
called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me
another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he
called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name
of the LORD.