Genesis 4:26

“And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And to Seth, to him also there was borne a sonne, and he called his name Enos: then began men to call vpon the Name of the LORD.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then {men} began to call upon the name of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Seth had a son, and he gave him the name of Enosh: at this time men first made use of the name of the Lord in worship.
- Basic English Bible

And to Seth, to him also was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

There was also born a son to Seth, and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on Yahweh's name.
- World English Bible

And to Seth, to him also a son hath been born, and he calleth his name Enos; then a beginning was made of preaching in the name of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh; then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:26


4:26 And to Seth was born a son called Enos, which is the general name for all men, and speaks the weakness, frailty, and misery of man's state. Then began men to call upon the name of the Lord - Doubtless God's name was called upon before, but now, 1. The worshippers of God began to stir up themselves to do more in religion than they had done; perhaps not more than had been done at first, but more than had been done since the defection of Cain. Now men began to worship God, not only in their closets and families, but in public and solemn assemblies. 2. The worshippers of God began to distinguish themselves: so the margin reads it. Then began men to be called by the name of the Lord, or, to call themselves by it. Now Cain and those that had deserted religion had built a city, and begun to declare for irreligion, and called themselves the sons of men. Those that adhered to God began to declare for him and his worship, and called themselves the sons of God.


Discussion for Genesis 4

  • Bruce
    Bertski: Verse 3: eventually Cain brought an offering. 4: Able brought The Best, The First for an Offering. 7: The LORD told Cain if he done better he would be excepted.
  • Enoch
    Bertski...there is enough info to deduce why THE LORD honored abel's offering and not cain's...abel offered first fruits but cain did not...early lesson of proper sacrifice and foreshadowing GOD sacrificing his first born for us
  • A disciple
    Bertski; Cain and Abel were THE first sons of the actual first parents, Adam and Eve; and we have to expect, that inasmuch as succeeding generations still had some knowledge about what transacted between God and the man and his wife, and the devil being condemned by the coming of Christ; then it follows that the first sons would also have had the knowledge most perfectly. Cain rejected the Truth!
  • Bertski
    Murder is the killing of the innocent with malice aforethought. Look at Cain, he knew others would readily kill him, we don't know, but perhaps as a thought of Justice. As to why God honored Abels sacrifice and not Cains', we don't have enough information as I see to deduct anything. Except that blood is required for remission of sin. Speculation is deceitful, where it doesn't mean it's fact.
  • Every knee
    IN the earth, changed to ON the earth. Huge significance! The Lords Prayer also changed from IN, to ON.................IN is something they'd rather you didn't know with the 66 books we're left with.
  • A disciple
    Jevon; Murder is: the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. In the Law of the LORD, the one who premeditates to kill someone is worthy of death; and the innocent blood is not taken away from the land except by the blood of him that shed it. Accidental killing of a man is not murder; and the one who does it is granted asylum in a City of Refuge that he may escape the avenger.

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