The second fall — from man's conscience to others' control
the man knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to 1Cain
and said, I have aacquired
a man, 2Jehovah
again she gave birth, to his brother 1Abel
. And Abel was a 2atender
of sheep, but Cain was a 3btiller
of the ground.
Man's presumption, anger, murder, lying, and arrogance
in the course of time Cain brought an 1offering
to Jehovah from the fruit of the ground.
Abel also brought an 1offering
, from the afirstlings
of his flock, that is, from their fat portions. And Jehovah had regard for Abel and for his offering.
and for his offering He had 1no
regard. And Cain became very angry, and his countenance fell.
Jehovah said to Cain, Why are you angry, and why has your countenance fallen?
you do well, will not your countenance
be lifted up? And if you do not do well, 1sin
is crouching at the door; and his desire is for you, but you must rule over him.
Cain said to Abel his brother, 1Let
us go into the field. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother and 2aslew
Jehovah said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, 1I
do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?
God's dealing with man's second fall — cursing man and making him a fugitive and a wanderer
He said, What have you done? The voice of your brother’s 1ablood
is crying out to Me from the ground.
now you are acursed
from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s bblood
from your hand.
you till the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you. You will be a fugitive and a awanderer
on the earth.
Cain said to Jehovah, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground, and from Your aface
I will be hidden; and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will bkill
Jehovah said to him, Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold. And Jehovah put a mark on Cain, so that anyone who found him would not strike him.
Man producing a culture without God
Cain went forth from the presence of Jehovah and dwelt in the land of 1Nod
, east of Eden.
Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to 1Enoch
; and he built a 2acity
and called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch.
Irad was born to Enoch, and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael, and Methushael begot Lamech.
Lamech took two wives for himself: The name of the first was Adah, and the name of the second Zillah.
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and raise
his brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.
Zillah also gave birth to Tubal-cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of bronze and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
Lamech said to his wives,
Adah and Zillah, listen to my voice;
O wives of Lamech, hearken to my speech;
For I have slain a man for wounding me,
Even a young man for striking me.
Cain is avenged asevenfold
Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.
The way to escape man's second fall — man realizing his fragility and calling on the name of Jehovah
Adam knew his wife again. And she gave birth to a son and called his name 1aSeth
, for, she said
, God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, because Cain slew him.
to Seth also a son was born, and he called his name 1aEnosh
. At that time men
began to 2bcall
upon the name of Jehovah.