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Bereshith 4:17-24 The offspring of Kayin

7. The lineage of the wanderer Kayin (Cain)

Genesis 4:17-26 IAV And Kayin knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Hanokh: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Hanokh. (18) And unto Hanokh 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 TubalKayin, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of TubalKayin 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 Kayin shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

8. Further offspring of Adam

(25) And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Shet: For Elohim, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Kayin slew. (26) And to Shet, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of YY .

 

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Preceding

Bereshith 4:1-7 Eve’s discouragement over the curse of many children and trying to please God

Bereshith 4:6-16 The Punishment of Kayin

Bereshith 4:6-16 The Punishment of Kayin (commentary)

 

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