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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Genesis 4:2


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    King James Bible - Genesis 4:2

    And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

    World English Bible

    Again she gave birth, to Cain's brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the
    ground.

    Douay-Rheims - Genesis 4:2

    And again she brought forth his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, and Cain a husbandman.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the
    ground.

    Original Hebrew

    ותסף
    3254 ללדת 3205 את 853 אחיו 251 את 853 הבל 1893 ויהי 1961 הבל 1893 רעה 7462 צאן 6629 וקין 7014 היה 1961 עבד 5647 אדמה׃ 127

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    VERSE (2) -
    Ge 30:29-31; 37:13; 46:32-34; 47:3 Ex 3:1 Ps 78:70-72 Am 7:15

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    Y otra vez dio a luz a su hermano Abel. Y fue Abel pastor de ovejas, y Caín fue labrador de la tierra.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 4:2

    Verse 2. And she again bare his
    brother Hebel.] Literally, She added to bear ( tdll Pstw vattoseph laledeth) his brother. From the very face of this account it appears evident that Cain and Hebel were twins. In most cases where a subject of this kind is introduced in the Holy Scriptures, and the successive births of children of the same parents are noted, the acts of conceiving and bringing forth are mentioned in reference to each child; here it is not said that she conceived and brought forth Hebel, but simply she added to bring forth Hebel his brother; that is, as I understand it, Cain was the first-born, Hebel, his twin brother, came next.

    Hebel was a keeper of sheep] Adam was originally a gardener, Hebel a shepherd, and Cain an agriculturist or farmer. These were the three primitive employments, and, I may add, the most rational, and consequently the best calculated to prevent strife and an immoderate love of the world.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 - When Cain was born, Eve said, I have gotten a man from the Lord Perhaps she thought that this was the promised seed. If so, she wa wofully disappointed. Abel signifies vanity: when she thought she ha the promised seed in Cain, whose name signifies possession, she was s taken up with him that another son was as vanity to her. Observe, eac son had a calling. It is the will of God for every one to have something to do in this world. Parents ought to bring up their children to work. Give them a Bible and a calling, said good Mr. Dod, and God be with them. We may believe that God commanded Adam, after the fall, to shed the blood of innocent animals, and after their death to burn par or the whole of their bodies by fire. Thus that punishment whic sinners deserve, even the death of the body, and the wrath of God, of which fire is a well-known emblem, and also the sufferings of Christ were prefigured. Observe that the religious worship of God is no ne invention. It was from the beginning; it is the good old way, Jer 6:16 The offerings of Cain and Abel were different. Cain showed a proud unbelieving heart. Therefore he and his offering were rejected. Abe came as a sinner, and according to God's appointment, by his sacrific expressing humility, sincerity, and believing obedience. Thus, seeking the benefit of the new covenant of mercy, through the promised Seed his sacrifice had a token that God accepted it. Abel offered in faith and Cain did not, Heb 11:4. In all ages there have been two sorts of worshippers, such as Cain and Abel; namely, proud, hardened despiser of the gospel method of salvation, who attempt to please God in ways of their own devising; and humble believers, who draw near to him in the way he has revealed. Cain indulged malignant anger against Abel. He harboured an evil spirit of discontent and rebellion against God. God notices all our sinful passions and discontents. There is not an angry envious, or fretful look, that escapes his observing eye. The Lor reasoned with this rebellious man; if he came in the right way, he should be accepted. Some understand this as an intimation of mercy. "I thou doest not well, sin, that is, the sin-offering, lies at the door and thou mayest take the benefit of it." The same word signifies sin and a sacrifice for sin. "Though thou hast not done well, yet do no despair; the remedy is at hand." Christ, the great sin-offering, is said to stand at the door, Re 3:20. And those well deserve to perish in their sins, that will not go to the door to ask for the benefit of thi sin-offering. God's acceptance of Abel's offering did not change the birthright, and make it his; why then should Cain be so angry? Sinfu heats and disquiets vanish before a strict and fair inquiry into the cause.


    Original Hebrew

    ותסף 3254 ללדת 3205 את 853 אחיו 251 את 853 הבל 1893 ויהי 1961 הבל 1893 רעה 7462 צאן 6629 וקין 7014 היה 1961 עבד 5647 אדמה׃ 127


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