New International Version

Genesis 4:1-26

Cain and Abel

1Adam4:1 Or The man made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain.4:1 Cain sounds like the Hebrew for brought forth or acquired. She said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth4:1 Or have acquired a man.” 2Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.

Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. 4And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

6Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

8Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”4:8 Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Masoretic Text does not have “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

9Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”

“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

10The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”

13Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear. 14Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”

15But the Lord said to him, “Not so4:15 Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew Very well; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod,4:16 Nod means wandering (see verses 12 and 14). east of Eden.

17Cain made love to his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch. 18To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.

19Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. 20Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes. 22Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of4:22 Or who instructed all who work in bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah.

23Lamech said to his wives,

“Adah and Zillah, listen to me;

wives of Lamech, hear my words.

I have killed a man for wounding me,

a young man for injuring me.

24If Cain is avenged seven times,

then Lamech seventy-seven times.”

25Adam made love to his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth,4:25 Seth probably means granted. saying, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.” 26Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh.

At that time people began to call on4:26 Or to proclaim the name of the Lord.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Olubereberye 4:1-26

Kayini ne Aberi

1Adamu n’amanya Kaawa, mukazi we, n’aba olubuto n’azaala Kayini n’agamba nti, “Mukama annyambye nzadde omuntu.” 24:2 Luk 11:51Oluvannyuma n’azaala muganda we Aberi.

Aberi n’aba mulunzi, ye Kayini n’abeera mulimi. 34:3 Kbl 18:12Awo ennaku bwe zaayitawo Kayini n’alyoka aleeta ebibala by’ebimera ebyava mu ttaka okubiwaayo eri Mukama. 44:4 a Lv 3:16 b Kuv 13:2, 12 c Beb 11:4Aberi naye n’aleeta ku baana b’endiga ze ababereberye n’amasavu gaazo. Mukama n’asiima Aberi n’ekiweebwayo kye. 5Naye teyasiima Kayini wadde ekiweebwayo kye. Awo Kayini n’asunguwala nnyo, n’endabika y’amaaso ge n’ewaanyisibwa.

6Mukama n’abuuza Kayini nti, “Osunguwalidde ki? Era n’endabika y’amaaso go lwaki ewaanyisiddwa? 74:7 a Kbl 32:23 b Bar 6:16Bw’onookolanga obulungi tokkirizibwenga? Naye bw’otokole bulungi ekibi, kiri kumpi naawe, nga kikulindiridde, naye oteekwa okukiwangula.”

Kayini atta Aberi

84:8 Mat 23:35; 1Yk 3:12Kayini n’agamba Aberi muganda we nti, “Tulageko mu nnimiro.” Bwe baali nga bali mu nnimiro Kayini n’agolokokera ku muganda we Aberi, n’amutta.

9Awo Mukama n’abuuza Kayini nti, “Muganda wo Aberi ali ludda wa?”

N’amuddamu nti, “Ssimanyi; nze mukuumi wa muganda wange?”

104:10 Lub 9:5; Kbl 35:33; Beb 12:24; Kub 6:9-10Mukama n’amugamba nti, “Okoze ki? Eddoboozi ly’omusaayi gwa muganda wo oguyiyiddwa ku ttaka linkaabirira. 11Ne kaakano okolimiddwa, era ettaka lyasamye okumira omusaayi gwa muganda wo gwe wasse. 12Bw’onoolimanga ettaka teriikuwenga bibala byalyo; onoobanga momboze ku nsi.”

13Kayini n’agamba Mukama nti, “Ekibonerezo kyange kinzitooweredde sikisobola. 144:14 a 2Bk 17:18; Zab 51:11; 139:7-12; Yer 7:15; 52:3 b Lub 9:6; Kbl 35:19, 21, 27, 33Laba, ongobye okuva ku nsi ne mu maaso go; era nnaabanga momboze ne buli anandaba ananzita.”

154:15 a Ez 9:4, 6 b nny 24; Zab 79:12Awo Mukama n’amugamba nti, “Nedda si bwe kiri. Buli alitta Kayini ndimuwalana emirundi musanvu.” 164:16 Lub 2:8Kayini n’alyoka ava mu maaso ga Mukama, n’abeera mu nsi ya Enodi ku luuyi olw’ebuvanjuba olwa Adeni.

Abaana ba Kayini

174:17 Zab 49:11Kayini n’amanya mukazi we, n’aba olubuto n’azaala Enoka. Kayini n’azimba ekibuga n’akituuma erinnya lyerimu erya mutabani we Enoka. 18Enoka n’azaalirwa Iradi ne Iradi n’azaala Mekujeeri, ne Mekujeeri n’azaala Mesuseera, ne Mesuseera n’azaala Lameka.

19Lameka n’awasa abakazi babiri: omu yali Ada n’omulala nga ye Zira. 20Ada n’azaala Yabali. Ono ye yali kitaawe w’abo ababeera mu weema nga balunda. 21Muganda we Yubali, ye yazaala abo abakuba ennanga n’okufuuwa omulere. 22Zira n’azaala Tubalukayini omuweesi w’eby’ekikomo n’eby’ekyuma. Ne mwannyina wa Tubalukayini nga ye Naama.

234:23 Kuv 20:13; Lv 19:18Lameka n’agamba bakazi be nti,

“Ada ne Zira, muwulire eddoboozi lyange;

mwe bakazi ba Lameka, muwulirize kye ŋŋamba;

nzise omusajja olw’okunfumita,

nga muvubuka, olw’okunkuba.

244:24 a Ma 32:35 b nny 15Obanga Kayini yawalanirwa emirundi musanvu,

mazima Lameka wa kuwalanirwa emirundi nsanvu mu musanvu.”

Okuzaalibwa kwa Seezi

254:25 a Lub 5:3 b nny 8Awo Adamu n’amanya mukazi we, n’azaala omwana wabulenzi n’amutuuma Seezi, kubanga yayogera nti, “Katonda ampadde omwana omulala mu kifo kya Aberi, Kayini gwe yatta.” 264:26 Lub 12:8; 1Bk 18:24; Zab 116:17; Yo 2:32; Zef 3:9; Bik 2:21; 1Ko 1:2Seezi n’azaala omwana owoobulenzi n’amutuuma Enosi.

Mu kiseera ekyo abantu ne batandika okukoowoola erinnya lya Mukama.