“And she againe bare his brother Abel, and Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
4:2 Abel signifies vanity. The name given to this son is put upon the whole race, #Psa 39:5|. Every man is at his best estate vanity; Abel, vanity. He chose that employment which did most befriend contemplation and devotion, for that hath been looked upon as the advantage of a pastoral life. Moses and David kept sheep, and in their solitudes conversed with God.