Genesis 4:2

“And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And she againe bare his brother Abel, and Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And again she bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then again she became with child and gave birth to Abel, his brother. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a farmer.
- Basic English Bible

And she further bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, but Cain was a husbandman.
- Darby Bible

And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
- Webster's Bible

Again she gave birth, to Cain's brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
- World English Bible

and she addeth to bear his brother, even Abel. And Abel is feeding a flock, and Cain hath been servant of the ground.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And again she bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:2


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.


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