The promised seed. Genesis. Abel murthered.

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1 The birth, trade, and religion of Cain and Abel. 8 The murder of Abel. 9 The curse of Cain. 17 Enoch the first citie. 19 Lamech and his two wives. 25 The birth of Seth, 26 and Enos.

Nd Adam knew Eve his wife, and shee conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
2 And she againe bare his brother Abel, and Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in processe of time it came to passe, that Cain brought of the fruite of the ground, an offering unto the LORD.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flocke, and of the fat thereof: and the LORD had respect unto Abel, and to his offering.
5 But unto Cain, and to his offring he had not respect: and Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doe well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sinne lieth at the doore: And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to passe when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
9 ⸿And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And hee said, I know not: Am I my brothers keeper?
10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voyce of thy brothers blood cryeth unto me, from the ground.
11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brothers blood from thy hand.
12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yeeld unto thee her strength: A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater, then I can beare.
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth, and from thy face shall I be hid, and I shall be a fugitive, and a vagabond in the earth: and it shall come to passe, that every one that findeth me, shall slay me.
15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shalbe taken on him seven fold. And the LORD set a marke upon Cain, lest any finding him, should kill him.
16 ⸿And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the East of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bare Enoch, and hee builded a City, and called the name of the City, after the name of his sonne, Enoch.
18 And unto Enoch was borne Irad: and Irad begate Mehuiael, and Mehuiael begate Methusael, and Methusael begate Lamech.
19 ⸿And Lamech tooke unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20 And Adah bare Iabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattell.
21 And his brothers name was Jubal: hee was the father of all such as handle the harpe and organ.
22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-Cain, an instructer of every artificer in brasse and iron: and the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.
23 And Lamech sayd unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Heare my voyce, yee wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slaine a man to my wounding, and a yong man to my hurt.
24 If Cain shall bee avenged seven fold, truely Lamech seventy and seven folde.
25 ⸿And Adam knew his wife againe, and she bare a sonne, & called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed mee another seed in stead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
26 And to Seth, to him also there was borne a sonne, and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the Name of the LORD.

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