Kain Ne Habel Afɔrebɔ
1Adam de ne ho kaa ne yere Hawa ma onyinsɛn, woo abarimaa a wɔfrɛ no Kain. Na ɔkae se, Awurade adaworoma, mawo ɔbabarima. 2Akyiri no, ɔsan woo nʼakyi babarima too no din Habel.
Na Habel bɛyɛɛ oguanhwɛfo, na Kain nso bɛyɛɛ okuafo. 3Nna bi akyi no, Kain de nʼafum nnɔbae bi kɔbɔɔ Awurade afɔre. 4Habel nso de ne nyɛmmoa no mu mmakan a wɔadodɔ srade kɔbɔɔ Onyankopɔn afɔre. Awurade ani sɔɔ Habel afɔrebɔ no. 5Nanso Kain afɔrebɔ no de, nʼani ansɔ. Asɛm no anyɛ Kain dɛ, na ne bo fuwii.
6Awurade bisaa Kain se, “Adɛn nti na wo bo afuw? Adɛn nti na woamuna saa? 7Sɛ woyɛ ade pa a, anka wɔrennye wo nto mu ana? Sɛ wonyɛ ade pa de a, bɔne gyina wo pon ano, ɛrehwehwɛ wo ako atia wo, nanso ɛsɛ sɛ wudi no so.”
Kain Kum Habel
8Da bi Kain ka kyerɛɛ ne nua Habel se, “Ma yɛnkɔ afum.” Bere a wɔwɔ afum hɔ no, Kain tow hyɛɛ ne nua Habel so, kum no.
9Awurade bisaa Kain se, “Wo nua Habel wɔ he?”
Kain buae se, “Minnim. Mɛyɛ dɛn ahu? Me na mehwɛ me nua so ana?”
10Awurade bisaa Kain se, “Dɛn na woayɛ yi? Tie! Wo nua mogya su fi asase so frɛ me. 11Mprempren, wɔadome wo, apam wo afi asase a ebuee nʼano gyee wo nua mogya fii wo nsam no so. 12Sɛ woyɛ asase no so adwuma sɛ dɛn ara a, worennya nnɔbae biara mfi so. Wobɛyɛ ɔkobɔfo, akyinkyin asase so.”
13Kain kae se, “Awurade mʼasotwe boro me so. 14Nnɛ, woapam me afi asase so ne wʼanim. Mɛyɛ ɔkobɔfo akyinkyin asase so na obiara a obenya me no bekum me.”
15Nanso Awurade ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Ɛnte saa koraa! Obiara a obekum Kain no benya Kain asotwe no mpɛn ason.” Afei, Awurade hyɛɛ Kain agyirae bi sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a, obiara a obehyia no no renkum no. 16Enti Kain guan fii Awurade anim, kɔtenaa Nod asase so wɔ Eden apuei fam.
17Kain de ne ho kaa ne yere na onyinsɛn, woo ɔbabarima, too no din Henok. Saa bere no, Kain kyekyeree kurow bi de too ne ba Henok. 18Henok woo Irad. Irad woo Mehuyael. Mehuyael woo Metusael. Metusael woo Lamek.
19Lamek waree mmea baanu a wɔn din de Ada ne Sila. 20Ada woo Yabal a nʼasefo yɛ wɔn a wɔte ntamadan mu yɛn mmoa. 21Na Yabal nuabarima din de Yubal a nʼasefo yɛ mmɛnhyɛnfo ne sankubɔfo. 22Sila woo ɔbabarima a wɔfrɛ no Tubal-Kain. Na ɔyɛ kɔbere atomfo ne nnade ahorow nyinaa atomfo agya. Na Tubal-Kain wɔ nuabea bi a ne din de Naama.
23Da bi, Lamek ka kyerɛɛ ne yerenom Ada ne Sila se,
“Muntie me, me yerenom
makum aberante bi a,
ɔtow hyɛɛ me so, piraa me.
24Sɛ Kain so aweretɔ bɛyɛ mpɛn ason a,
ɛno de, me Lamek de, nea obekum me no, nʼasotwe bɛyɛ mpɛn aduɔson ason.”
25Akyiri no, Adam de ne ho kaa ne yere Hawa. Na ɔwoo ɔbabarima bio. Na wɔtoo no din Set kae se, “Onyankopɔn ama me ɔba foforo asi Habel a Kain kum no no anan mu.” 26Set nso woo ɔbabarima na ɔtoo no din Enos.
Saa bere no mu na nnipa fitii ase bɔɔ Awurade din.
1And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.4.1 Cain: that is, Gotten, or, Acquired 2And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.4.2 Abel: Heb. Hebel4.2 a keeper: Heb. a feeder
3And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.4.3 in process…: Heb. at the end of days 4And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:4.4 flock: Heb. sheep, or, goats 5But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.4.7 be accepted: or, have the excellency4.7 unto…: or, subject unto thee 8And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, 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 he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? 10And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.4.10 blood: Heb. bloods 11And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; 12When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
13And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.4.13 My…: or, Mine iniquity is greater than that it may be forgiven 14Behold, 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 pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. 15And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark 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. 17And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.4.17 Enoch: Heb. Chanoch 18And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.4.18 Lamech: Heb. Lemech
19¶ And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 20And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. 21And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. 22And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.4.22 instructer: Heb. whetter
23And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.4.23 I have…: or, I would slay a man in my wound, etc.4.23 to my hurt: or, in my hurt 24If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
25¶ And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.4.25 Seth: Heb. Sheth: that is Appointed, or, Put 26And 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.4.26 Enos: Heb. Enosh4.26 to call…: or, to call themselves by the name of the Lord