Genesis 4:1

“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Adam knew Eue his wife, and shee conceiued, and bare Cain, and said, I haue gotten a man from the LORD.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, "I have gotten a manchild with {the help of} the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man with `the help of' Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the man had connection with Eve his wife, and she became with child and gave birth to Cain, and said, I have got a man from the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And Man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have acquired a man with Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

The man knew Eve his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man with Yahweh's help."
- World English Bible

And the man knew Eve his wife, and she conceiveth and beareth Cain, and saith, `I have gotten a man by Jehovah;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived and bore Cain, and said: 'I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:1


4:1 Adam and Eve had many sons and daughters, #Ge 5:4|. But Cain and Abel seem to have been the two eldest. Cain signifies possession; for Eve when she bare him said with joy and thankfulness, and great expectation, I have gotten a man from the Lord.


Discussion for Genesis 4

  • Patricia Wright
    I think Cain let his anger get the best of him.God gave him the same opportunity
    that his brother had .He wanted to do it
    His way instead of God's way.
  • Simon kariithi muthee
    As there were no written matterials to teach about offerings on those days, i believe God created man and put im him the spirit of giving as demonstrated by cain and Abel in verses 3 4. God sees the heart of man in sacrifices and offerings. How we relate to Him and where we heve placed Him in our lives.
  • Robbie
    GOD inspired the scriptures only, not all HE did and does. we only have generation of Adom and Eve written.the only question thats important to know the TRUTH about is that GOD does know all things and we dont, its above us.HE made all the people HE wanted to make and inspired writing of what HE gave us so far.let us be thankful and joy does come.
  • Jerry Hatcher
    Every person that has ever lived are descendants of Adam and Eve Gen 3:20. In Gen 1:28 God told them to be fruitful and multiply. Therefore, since there was no other humans on earth except their descendants, and they had multiple children, in order to multiply they had to intermarry. The same as Noah and his 3 sons
  • Jerry Hatcher
    Genesis 1:26, 27, 28 is generalized while talking about the 6 days of creation. Genesis 2:7 and 8 give the details of how he created mankind (Adam
  • Karl
    responds to Billy; I ask the same question regarding cain's wife. If you read Genesis 1:26,27,28, then read Genesis 2:8, did the LORD create humans, and then create the Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve, planting a seed so to speak? How's that sound to you? Anybody else have the same question? Looking for an insightful answer.

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