1 Adam vero cognovit Evam uxo rem suam, quae concepit et peperit Cain dicens: "Acquisivi virum per Dominum"
2 Rursusque peperit fratrem eius Abel. Et fuit Abel pastor ovium et Cain agricola.
3 Factum est autem post aliquot dies ut offerret Cain de fructibus agri munus Domino.
4 Abel quoque obtulit de primogenitis gregis sui et de adipibus eorum. Et respexit Dominus ad Abel et ad munus eius,
5 ad Cain vero et ad munus illius non respexit. Iratusque est Cain vehementer, et concidit vultus eius.
6 Dixitque Dominus ad eum: "Quare iratus es, et cur concidit facies tua?
7 Nonne si bene egeris, vultum attolles? Sin autem male, in foribus peccatum insidiabitur, et ad te erit appetitus eius, tu autem dominaberis illius"
8 Dixitque Cain ad Abel fratrem suum: "Egrediamur foras" Cumque essent in agro, consurrexit Cain adversus Abel fratrem suum et interfecit eum.
9 Et ait Dominus ad Cain: "Ubi est Abel frater tuus?" Qui respondit: "Nescio. Num custos fratris mei sum ego?"
10 Dixitque ad eum: "Quid fecisti? Vox sanguinis fratris tui clamat ad me de agro.
11 Nunc igitur maledictus eris procul ab agro, qui aperuit os suum et suscepit sanguinem fratris tui de manu tua!
12 Cum operatus fueris eum, amplius non dabit tibi fructus suos; vagus et profugus eris super terram"
13 Dixitque Cain ad Dominum: "Maior est poena mea quam ut portem eam.
14 Ecce eicis me hodie a facie agri, et a facie tua abscondar et ero vagus et profugus in terra; omnis igitur, qui invenerit me, occidet me"
15 Dixitque ei Dominus: "Nequaquam ita fiet, sed omnis qui occiderit Cain, septuplum punietur!" Posuitque Dominus Cain signum, ut non eum interficeret omnis qui invenisset eum.
16 Egressusque Cain a facie Domini habitavit in terra Nod ad orientalem plagam Eden.
17 Cognovit autem Cain uxorem suam, quae concepit et peperit Henoch. Et aedificavit civitatem vocavitque nomen eius ex nomine filii sui Henoch.
18 Porro Henoch genuit Irad, et Irad genuit Maviael, et Maviael genuit Mathusael, et Mathusael genuit Lamech.
19 Qui accepit uxores duas: nomen uni Ada et nomen alteri Sella.
20 Genuitque Ada Iabel, qui fuit pater habitantium in tentoriis atque pastorum.
21 Et nomen fratris eius Iubal; ipse fuit pater omnium canentium cithara et organo.
22 Sella quoque genuit Tubalcain, qui fuit malleator et faber in cuncta opera aeris et ferri. Soror vero Tubalcain Noema.
23 Dixitque Lamech uxoribus suis: "Ada et Sella, audite vocem meam; uxores Lamech, auscultate sermonem meum: occidi virum pro vulnere meo et adulescentulum pro livore meo;
24 septuplum ultio dabitur de Cain, de Lamech vero septuagies septies"
25 Cognovit quoque Adam uxorem suam, et peperit filium vocavitque nomen eius Seth dicens: "Posuit mihi Deus semen aliud pro Abel, quem occidit Cain"
26 Sed et Seth natus est filius, quem vocavit Enos. Tunc coeperunt invocare nomen Domini.
King James Version
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 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 Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain 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.