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The Torah, or Pentateuch of Moses:

Chapter Four

St. Pachomius Library Translation of the Septuagint

Chapter 4

  1. And Adam knew Eva his wife, and she conceived, and bare Cain; and said, I have gotten a man through God. COMMENTARY
  2. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel became a keeper of sheep, but Cain became a worker of the land. COMMENTARY
  3. And after days it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the earth a sacrifice unto the LORD. COMMENTARY
  4. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his sheep and of the fat thereof. And God had regard unto Abel and to his gifts: COMMENTARY
  5. But unto Cain and to his sacrifice he had not regard. And Cain was very grieved, and his countenance fell. COMMENTARY
  6. And the LORD God said unto Cain, Why art thou become extremely grieved? and why is thy countenance fallen? COMMENTARY
  7. Hast thou not sinned, if thou hast brought it rightly but not rightly divided [it]? be still, to thee [shall be] his submission, and thou shalt rule over him. COMMENTARY
  8. And Cain said to Abel his brother, Let us go out into the plain: and it came to pass, when they were in the plain, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. COMMENTARY
  9. And the LORD God said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? COMMENTARY
  10. And the LORD said, What hast thou done? [the] voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the earth. COMMENTARY
  11. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; COMMENTARY
  12. When thou tillest the earth also, it shall not continue to give unto thee her strength; a groaning and a trembling shalt thou be upon the earth. COMMENTARY
  13. And Cain said unto the LORD God, My blame is too great for me. COMMENTARY
  14. If thou drivest me out this day from the face of the earth, and from thy face shall I be hid, and I shall be a groaning and a trembling upon the earth, it shall be also, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. COMMENTARY
  15. And the LORD God said unto him, Not so. Any that slayeth Cain shall pay a sevenfold penalty. And the LORD God set a sign upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. COMMENTARY
  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 and sevenfold.
  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.



The St. Pachomius Orthodox Library, St. Theodulus of Tripoli, 2006.

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