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

  • Irene123
    Gen. 4:7 - "If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto the shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him."
    Paraphrase - If you'll do well, your brother will seek for your counsel, and you'll rule over him as the authoritative head of the family. "The Word Started it All."
  • Bruce
    James: Abel brought The First of his Flock,The Best. Cain did not. In the Process of time, eventually. Cain brought at best,second best. The Lord told him, if he done better he would be accepted.
  • Lu2677
    James Brown, You said they both did their best.V.5God had no respect for Cain's offering,so God did not think Cain did his best. V.7 "if thou doest not well, sin lies at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire (sin desires him), and you shall rule over him." (but God tells him you shall rule over sin.)
    This chapter is here because it is the word of God. And sadly we see the first murder.
  • James Brown
    I've wondered why that chapter's there
    And why was Abel blest
    So was it wrong to till the ground
    They both just did their best

    It might be that it answers why
    Some like us and some won't
    Remember that we're "godlike" men
    God loves us, others won't

    So Cain it says was driven out
    And founded all our line
    That leaves a lot to be desired
    None call us now divine


  • Wayne
    Jesus instructs not be called rabbi, Father, or great instructor. He is our everything, as He says. He is the mediator the new covenant. The old covenant is done away. Book of Hebrews.
  • Wayne
    Thank the Father for the Trinity, as stated by His Son!

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