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 4:26

  • John blassingame 2nd for verse 26
    In my study i ran across the name Tammuz and it referent fourth chapter genesis verse twenty six.question how does Tammuz tie in that verse.Thank you.
  • Amoz omwenga riro for verse 26
    From Seth, we get the sons of God, as shows Genesis 6:2.

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