Genesis 4:21

“And his brothers name was Iubal: hee was the father of all such as handle the harpe and organ.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

And his brother's name [was] Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
- King James Version

His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all players on instruments of music.
- Basic English Bible

And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of those who handle the harp and pipe.
- Darby Bible

And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
- Webster's Bible

His brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe.
- World English Bible

and the name of his brother [is] Jubal, he hath been father of every one handling harp and organ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And his brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 4

  • Artie vanlandingham
    How could Cain be afraid he would be killed since he was the first son and no other people are mentioned? Is this just Gods choice among all flesh in all continents that failed to be Gods choice to reveal his word? Since Neanderthal DNA is not found in Africa is every Island a different race?
  • Åke
    God sayed to Cain thou shall rule over him. Over the sin . Cain not satan rule over the sin Cain had that choice
  • Hector D
    By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh Hebrews 11:4 . For it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul Leviticus 17:11 . Cain s offering of fruit was from the earth which was now cursed and quite unacceptable to God.
  • Hectord
    To Stan Jett. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother s righteous. I John 3:11-12 NKJV God rejected Cain because his works were evil.
  • Rexford
    what does chapter 4 vs 7 mean?
  • Lloyd Parr
    where did cains wife come from?

What Do You Think of Genesis 4?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links