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.
Cain and Abel
1Adam loved his wife Eve and slept with her. She became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the Lord’s help I have had a baby boy.” 2Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.
Abel took care of sheep. Cain farmed the land. 3After some time, Cain gathered some things he had grown. He brought them as an offering to the Lord. 4And Abel also brought an offering. He brought the fattest parts of some animals from his flock. They were the first animals born to their mothers. The Lord was pleased with Abel and his offering. 5But he wasn’t pleased with Cain and his offering. So Cain became very angry, and his face was sad.
6Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why are you looking so sad? 7Do what is right and then you will be accepted. If you don’t do what is right, sin is waiting at your door to grab you. It desires to control you. But you must rule over it.”
8Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” So they went out. There Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
9Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”
“I don’t know,” Cain replied. “Am I supposed to take care of my brother?”
10The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground. 11So I am putting a curse on you. I am driving you away from this ground. It has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12When you farm the land, it will not produce its crops for you anymore. You will be a restless person who wanders around on the earth.”
13Cain said to the Lord, “You are punishing me more than I can take. 14Today you are driving me away from the land. I will be hidden from you. I’ll be a restless person who wanders around on the earth. Anyone who finds me will kill me.”
15But the Lord said to him, “No. Anyone who kills you will be paid back seven times.” The Lord put a mark on Cain. Then anyone who found him wouldn’t kill him. 16So Cain went away from the Lord. He lived in the land of Nod. It was east of Eden.
17Cain loved his wife and slept with her. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. At that time Cain was building a city. He named it after his son Enoch. 18Enoch had a son named Irad. Irad was the father of Mehujael. Mehujael was the father of Methushael. And Methushael was the father of Lamech.
19Lamech married two women. One was named Adah, and the other was named Zillah. 20Adah gave birth to Jabal. He was the father of people who live in tents and raise livestock. 21His brother’s name was Jubal. He was the father of everyone who plays stringed instruments and wind instruments. 22Zillah also had a son. His name was Tubal-Cain. He made all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah.
23Lamech said to his wives,
“Adah and Zillah, listen to me!
You wives of Lamech, hear my words!
I have killed a man because he wounded me.
I have killed a young man because he hurt me.
24Anyone who would have killed Cain would have been paid back seven times.
But anyone who hurts me will be paid back 77 times.”
25Adam slept with his wife again. She gave birth to a son and named him Seth. She said, “God has given me another child. He will take the place of Abel, because Cain killed him.” 26Seth also had a son and named him Enosh.
Then people began to call on the name of the Lord.