3 So it came about 1in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the Lord of the fruit of the ground.
6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “aWhy are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “aWhere is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
10 He said, “What have you done? aThe voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground.
11 “Now ayou are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
17 Cain 1had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son.
19 Lamech took to himself atwo wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.
“Adah and Zillah,
Listen to my voice,
You wives of Lamech,
Give heed to my speech,
And a boy for striking me;
24 If Cain is avenged asevenfold,
Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”
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