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
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 him.
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
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.
1 This is the book of the generations
of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of
God made he him;
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called
their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son
in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name
4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight
hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty
years: and he died.
6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven
years, and begat sons and daughters:
8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years:
and he died.
9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen
years, and begat sons and daughters:
11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years:
and he died.
12 And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:
13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred
and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years:
and he died.
15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and
thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety
and five years: and he died.
18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat
19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years,
and begat sons and daughters:
20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two
years: and he died.
21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three
hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and
26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred
eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and
nine years: and he died.
28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort
us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the
ground which the LORD hath cursed.
30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety
and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and
seven years: and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem,
Ham, and Japheth.
1 And it came to pass, when men
began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were
born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were
fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with
man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred
and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after
that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men,
and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which
were of old, men of renown.
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was
only evil continually.
6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth,
and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created
from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping
thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I
have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and
perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was
filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt;
for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before
me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and,
behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in
the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The
length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth
of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt
thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set
in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt
thou make it.
17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the
earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life,
from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt
come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy
sons' wives with thee.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort
shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee;
they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind,
of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of
every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou
shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee,
and for them.
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so