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

  • Steve morrow
    ???---PSALM 90:10 THE DAYS OF OUR YEARS ARE THREESCORE AND TEN AND IF BY REASON OF STRENGTH THEY BE FOURSCORE YEARS YET IS THEIR STRENGTH LABOR AND SORROW FOR IT IS SOON CUT OFF AND WE FLY AWAY ------- 2 TIMOTHY 3:16 ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE FOR REPROOF FOR CORRECTION FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Roy
    Adam and Eve were told to be fruitful and to multiply upon the earth by our Lord. At this time it was brothers and sisters who came together to procreate. Today you would get birth defects because of our sinful nature which is also why we don't live as long. Cain had a mark set upon him by God and he was sent into the land of Nod, which is were he found his mate. (Sister)
  • Greg
    Where did Cains wife come from
  • Irene123
    C'mon all us people that DO believe in God and His WORD - let's, IN 'SOFT' answers and LOVE, show the Lord's truth to people ..............
  • Jewelene Jackson
    I think IT WAS DNA not a rib....so Men all your ribs are still in tack,.THE helex curb WAS DNA ....... ....
  • Edwin Oraelosi
    Cain the farmer killed Abel the shepherd. God made him a Nomad. Jabal became first of line of Herdsmen and jubal first minstrel. Cain's Descendants dominate the deserts...Arabia and elsewhere.

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