Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Mwanzo 4:1-26

Kaini Na Abeli

14:1 Mwa 2:20; Ebr 11:4; 1Yn 3:12; Yud 11Adamu akakutana kimwili na mkewe Eva, naye akapata mimba, akamzaa Kaini. Eva akasema, “Kwa msaada wa Bwana nimemzaa mwanaume.” 24:2 Mt 23:35; Lk 11:51; Ebr 11:4; 12:24; Mwa 2:7Baadaye akamzaa Abeli ndugu yake.

Basi Abeli akawa mfugaji, na Kaini akawa mkulima. 34:3 Law 2:1-2; Isa 43:23; Yer 41:5; Hes 18:12Baada ya muda Kaini akaleta baadhi ya mazao ya shamba kama sadaka kwa Bwana. 44:4 Law 3:16; 2Nya 29:35; Kut 13:2, 12; Kum 15:19; Ebr 11:4Lakini Abeli akaleta fungu nono kutoka baadhi ya wazaliwa wa kwanza wa mifugo yake. Bwana akamkubali Abeli pamoja na sadaka yake, 5lakini Mungu hakumkubali Kaini pamoja na sadaka yake. Kwa hiyo Kaini akakasirika sana, uso wake ukawa na huzuni.

6Kisha Bwana akamwambia Kaini, “Kwa nini umekasirika? Kwa nini uso wako una huzuni? 74:7 Mwa 44:16; Hes 32:23; Isa 59:12; Ay 11:15; 22:27; Za 27:3; 46:2; Rum 6:16Ukifanya lililo sawa, je, hutakubalika? Lakini usipofanya lililo sawa, dhambi inakuvizia mlangoni mwako, inakutamani wewe, lakini inakupasa uishinde.”

84:8 Mt 23:35; Lk 11:51; 1Yn 3:12; Yud 11Basi Kaini akamwambia ndugu yake Abeli, “Twende shambani.” Walipokuwa shambani, Kaini akamshambulia Abeli ndugu yake, akamuua.

94:9 Mwa 3:9; Yn 8:44Kisha Bwana akamuuliza Kaini, “Ndugu yako Abeli yuko wapi?”

Akamjibu, “Sijui, je, mimi ni mlinzi wa ndugu yangu?”

104:10 Mwa 9:5; 37:20, 26; Kut 21:12; Hes 35:33; Kum 21:7-9; 2Sam 4:11; Ay 16:18; 24:2; 31:38; Za 9:12; 106:38; Ebr 12:24; Ufu 6:9-10Bwana akasema, “Umefanya nini? Sikiliza! Damu ya ndugu yako inanililia mimi kutoka ardhini. 114:11 Kum 11:28; 2Fal 2:24Sasa umelaaniwa na umehamishwa kutoka ardhi, ambayo imefungua kinywa chake na kupokea damu ya ndugu yako kutoka mkononi mwako. 124:12 Kum 28:15-24; Za 37:25; 59:15; 109:10Utakapoilima ardhi, haitakupa tena mazao yake. Utakuwa mtu wa kutangatanga duniani asiye na utulivu.”

13Kaini akamwambia Bwana, “Adhabu yangu ni zaidi ya niwezavyo kustahimili. 144:14 2Fal 17:18; Za 51:11; 139:7-12; Yer 7:15; 52:3; Kum 28:64-67; Mwa 9:6; Kut 21:12-14; Law 24:17; Hes 35:19-21, 27; 1Fal 2:32; 2Fal 11:16Leo unanifukuza kutoka nchi, nami nitafichwa mbali na uwepo wako. Nitakuwa mtu wa kutangatanga asiyetulia duniani na yeyote anionaye ataniua.”

154:15 Eze 9:4, 6; Kut 21:20; Law 26:21; Za 79:12Lakini Bwana akamwambia, “La sivyo, ikiwa mtu yeyote atamuua Kaini atalipizwa kisasi mara saba zaidi.” Kisha Bwana akamwekea Kaini alama ili mtu yeyote ambaye angemwona asimuue. 164:16 Yud 11; Mwa 2:8Kwa hiyo Kaini akaondoka mbele za Bwana akaenda kuishi katika nchi ya Nodi, iliyoko mashariki ya Edeni.

174:17 Za 55:9; 49:11Kaini akakutana kimwili na mkewe, naye akapata mimba na akamzaa Enoki. Wakati huo Kaini alikuwa anajenga mji, akauita Enoki jina la mtoto wake. 18Enoki akamzaa Iradi, Iradi akamzaa Mehuyaeli, Mehuyaeli akamzaa Methushaeli, na Methushaeli akamzaa Lameki.

194:19 Mwa 2:9; 29:28; Kum 21:15; Rut 4:11; 1Sam 1:2Lameki alioa wanawake wawili, mmoja aliitwa Ada, na mwingine Sila. 20Ada akamzaa Yabali ambaye ni baba wa wale walioishi katika mahema na kufuga wanyama. 214:21 Mwa 31:27; Kut 15:20; 1Sam 16:16; 1Nya 25:3; Za 33:2; 43:4; 150:4; Isa 16:11; Dan 3:5; Ay 21:12; 30:31Kaka yake aliitwa Yubali, aliyekuwa baba wa wote wapigao zeze na filimbi. 224:22 Kut 35:35; 1Sam 13:19; 2Fal 24:14Pia Sila alikuwa na mtoto wa kiume aliyeitwa Tubali-Kaini ambaye alifua vifaa vya aina mbalimbali vya shaba na chuma. Naama alikuwa dada wa Tubali-Kaini.

234:23 Mwa 9:6-9; Kut 20:13; 21:12; 23:7; Law 19:18; 24:17; Kum 27:24Lameki akawaambia wake zake,

“Ada na Sila nisikilizeni mimi;

wake wa Lameki sikieni maneno yangu.

Nimemuua mtu kwa kunijeruhi,

kijana mdogo kwa kuniumiza.

244:24 Kum 32:35; 2Fal 9:7; Za 18:47; Isa 35:4; Yer 51:56; Mt 18:22; Nah 1:2Kama Kaini atalipizwa kisasi mara saba,

basi Lameki itakuwa mara sabini na saba.”

254:25 Mwa 5:3; 1Nya 1:1Adamu akakutana kimwili na mke wake tena, akamzaa mwana, akamwita Sethi, akisema, “Mungu amenijalia mwana mwingine badala ya Abeli, kwa kuwa Kaini alimuua.” 264:26 Mwa 5:3; 12:8; 13:4; 21:33; 22:9; 26:25; 33:20; Lk 3:38; Kut 17:15; Sef 3:9; 1Fal 18:24; Za 116:17; Yoe 2:32; Mdo 2:21Naye Sethi akamzaa mwana, akamwita Enoshi.

Wakati huo watu wakaanza kuliitia jina la Bwana.

King James Version

Genesis 4:1-26

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