The Birth of Cain and
Abel and their Occupations
The Family of Adam
The Bible mentions that Adam and Eve had many other
sons and daughters. The story of Cain and Abel follows the
messianic line of Jesus.
1 - The man knew Eve his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Cain, and
said, "I have gotten a man with Yahweh's help."
2 - Again she gave birth, to Cain's brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep,
but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
The Offerings of Cain and
The Offering of Cain
Cain brought the best of his good works. Abel
brought a blood sacrifice as God had required and he was accepted.
Cain became angry, as does anyone who comes on the basis of
religion and good deeds. The religious person is always angry when someone is clearly more sinful yet forgiven by the
3 - As time passed, Cain brought an offering to Yahweh from the fruit of the
4 - Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. Yahweh
respected Abel and his offering,
5 - but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the
expression on his face fell.
6 - Yahweh said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face
7 - If you do well, won't it be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at
the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it."
Cain Murders his
brother Abel and is Cursed by God and Banished
8 - Cain said to Abel, his brother, "Let's go into the field." While they were
in the field, Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him.
9 - Yahweh said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?"He said, "I don't know.
Am I my brother's keeper?"
10 - Yahweh said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries
to me from the ground.
11 - Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to
receive your brother's blood from your hand.
12 - From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you.
You will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth."
13 - Cain said to Yahweh, "My punishment is greater than I can bear.
The Mark of Cain
No one knows what the mark of Cain was,
but it was clear that it was something that clearly indicated that
God would protect him.
14 - Behold, you have driven me out today from the surface of the ground. I will
be hidden from your face, and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth.
Whoever finds me will kill me."
15 - Yahweh said to him, "Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken
on him sevenfold." Yahweh appointed a sign for Cain, so that anyone finding him
would not strike him.
Cain Builds a City and
Names it after his Son
Land of Nod
There is no way to know where exactly the land of Nod
was located. All it says in the Bible was "East of Eden."
Cain built a city there and named it after his son.
16 - Cain left Yahweh's presence, and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
17 - Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a
city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
18 - To Enoch was born Irad. Irad became the father of Mehujael. Mehujael became
the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of Lamech.
Cain's Descendants and
the first Civilization
19 - Lamech took two wives: the name of the first one was Adah, and the name of
the second one was Zillah.
Cain founded the first city. His descendants were the
first musicians and metal workers. They were very
proud and rebellious against the LORD. Later they all perished in
20 - Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents
and have livestock.
21 - His brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp
22 - Zillah also gave birth to Tubal Cain, the forger of every cutting
instrument of brass and iron. Tubal Cain's sister was Naamah.
23 - Lamech said to his wives,"Adah and Zillah, hear my voice. You wives of
Lamech, listen to my speech, for I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man
for bruising me.
24 - If Cain will be avenged seven times, truly Lamech seventy-seven times."
The Birth of Seth and
the Godly line
Adam's Son Seth
The name Seth means "substitute" because it was his
descendants who called upon the name of Yahweh. Abraham and David
descended from Seth.
25 - Adam knew his wife again. She gave birth to a son, and named him Seth,
saying, "for God has given me another child instead of Abel, for Cain killed
26 - A son was also born to Seth, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began
to call on Yahweh's name.