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.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 4:1-26

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.