Genesis 4:21

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 4:21

And his brothers name was Iubal: hee was the father of all such as handle the harpe and organ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 for Genesis 4:21

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:21


4:19 And Lamech took two wives - It was one of the degenerate race of Cain who first transgressed that original law of marriage, that two only should be one flesh. Jabal was a famous shepherd; he delighted much in keeping cattle, and was so happy in devising methods of doing it to the best advantage, and instructing others in them, that the shepherds of those times, nay, the shepherds of after - times, called him Father; or perhaps his children after him, being brought up to the same employment: the family was a family of shepherds. Jubal was a famous musician, and particularly an organist, and the first that gave rules for that noble art or science of music. When Jabal had set them in a way to be rich, Jubal put them in a way to be merry. From Jubal probably the Jubilee trumpet was so called; for the best music was that which proclaimed liberty and redemption.

4:22 From Tubal - Cain, probably the Heathen Vulcan came. Why Naamah is particularly named, we know not: probably they did, who lived when Moses wrote.

4:23 This passage is extremely obscure. We know not whom he slew, or on what occasion: neither what ground he had to be so confident of the Divine protection.


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