Genesis Chapter 4

Genesis 4

1And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

2And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

3And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

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:

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.

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.

9And 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.

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.

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.

16And 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.

18And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

19And 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 Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

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.

24If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

25And 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.

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.

24 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 4

  1. Cain’s offering was not approved bc he was offering something that came from the cursed ground.
    The very ground is cursed because of you… Gen 3:17 MSG.
    After Cain had been warned by God to master sin (to take dominion so that he then could have authority over sin) he give into sin and committed murder. And now not only was the ground cursed but now the ground was going to curse Cain.
    From now on you’ll get nothing but curses from this ground… Gen. 4:12 MSG

    How to take dominion to have authority:
    ….my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins,and restore their land to health. 2 Chron 7: 14 MSG

  2. Cain’s story should be a warning to us that once we begin to disobey in one area of life, it causes us to sin in other ways. Once disobedience is revealed to us we should repent and do what we can to make it right. How different could Cain’s story have been if he had only humbled himself instead of rebelling further.

  3. v 26 ” Then began men to call upon the NAME of THE LORD.”

    So thankful we can come to GOD in faith.
    Faith changes things.. We don’t need to understand it….. JUST BELIEVE.
    It’s always the right time to call on The Name that is above all names, anytime and anywhere.
    There is so much POWER in JESUS NAME.

    Demons have to flee.( If only we could see what happens in the spirit world. When we call on The name of the Lord
    The scriptures says, that demons tremble. They trip over each other running scared
    Sickness, disease, fear, and depression have to go in JESUS NAME
    If you are going through something today
    Just say The Name Of Jesus.
    It changes things!!!!

  4. CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN

    13 -14 Cain said to God, “My punishment is too much. I can’t take it! You’ve thrown me off the land and I can never again face you. I’m a homeless wanderer on Earth and whoever finds me will kill me.” MSG

    Considering the consequences of sin is typically the last thing on a persons mind in the passion of temptation. However as we find here it is the consequences of sin that seems to be more than the sinner can bear.

    Cain’s response was still all about himself; what about your brother you murdered? God allowed Cain to live to experience the separation from GOD that sin causes so that we could see the consequences of sin.

    Let us take this warning today to protect ourselves from willfully sinning and being left to endure the consequences.

    BE Church
    BE Holy

  5. V3 NIV In the course of time, Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. v4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock.
    Heb 11v4 By FAITH, Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By FAITH he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by FAITH he still speaks, even though he is dead.
    Faith is not an emotional event. It is an intellectual understanding that with God all things are possbile.
    Our faith must be built on understanding the principles of God not on reacting to circumstances of life. Emotions come and go but I desire the kind of faith that will live on after I am gone.

  6. Cain’s offering wasn’t accepted because it was from the cursed ground. V8 Cain rises up against Abel and slew him because he was angry at God for not accepting his offering. But it wasn’t God or Abel’s fault that Cain disobeyed.

  7. V.6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Wjy is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, BUT you MUST MASTER it. This Scripture takes me to a verse in the bible, the wages of sin is death, BUT (IFyou do what is right) the gift of GOD is eternal life. It’s all about relationship, submitting your mind to God in obedience to his word, as it mentioned here in the last verse…. but you must MASTER it…what choices will make today

  8. In reading this chapter, I look not to Cain or his mistakes, but to what could have been with his descendants. Enoch, of the line of Seth walked with God and was not, Enoch the son of Cain does not have the same recognition. Methusaleh of the line of Seth was the oldest man in the BIble, but Methusaleh of the line of Cain does not have the same recognition. Lamech of the line of Seth had a son and named him Noah who found grace in the sight of the lord. Lamech of the line of Caleb is remembered for having 2 wives.
    What we do will affect everyone that comes after us.

  9. vs 5
    CAIN WAS VERY ANGRY.
    Cains anger shows how intent he was on having his own way rather than submitting to God. Anger is a destructive emotion. We can never excuse attacks on others by saying I HAVE A BAD TEMPER.We need to acknowledge anger as a sin and consciously submit to Gods will.

  10. 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.

  11. 3And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

    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:

    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?

    An offering of fruit from Cain was not what the Lord was displeased with. It says in verse 3 that Cain brought of the fruit. In verse 4 it says Abel brought of the firstlings. Where Cain messed up, is that he was not bringing in the first of his fruits. God doesn’t like leftovers, crumbs, old, outdated offerings. This only tells him that he is no greater than anyone else in our lives but that he is the same or less. By giving him our best shows true respect, love, and devotion towards him that only causes blessings to come back to us! You can’t expect to be blessed if you don’t first bless the only one that can bless you!
    Be Blessed and Give Your Best!

  12. 25And 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.

    God always has a back up plan

  13. Genesis 4:26 KJV

    And 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.

    Seven generations after Cain killed able men began to call on the name of the lord. His one act caused seven generations to be lost. Be careful that you stay in your place.

  14. Vs 7 shows that if we do well we will be accepted and if not then sin lies at our door. We are opened up to sin. Simple enough right? But Cain still put the blame on his brother (the blame game he learned from his parents) I want to be careful when correction comes or I make a mistake, to take responsibility and not point fingers or harbor ill feelings toward anyone… esp the innocent.

  15. The consequenses of sin…. Cain killed Abel and in return he was removed from the presence of the Lord, and a mark set upon his him that no one could slay him. Every day he would have to live with his conscious of what he had done, all because of his disobedience in bringing a true sacrifice.

    The most horrible thing would be to cast out of the presence of the Lord. The same feeling will be when many reach the throne of judgement and say Lord, Lord I’ve done this in your name, and that in your name, and He turns and says “sorry I never knew you”.

  16. Jubal handled the harp and organ, Tubal handled the brass and iron{maybe the Tuba!} And the last verse is the best.’Then man began to call upon the name of the Lord” Praise and prayer and musical instruments!! What a positive message in a negative situation!!!

  17. This chapter is of sorrow. We see how hatred, pride, envy can destroy, if we open our eyes we see it everywhere. This is why Pastor preaches we must be filled with the Holy Ghost every day; we simply are not strong enough without Jesus to overcome sin. We have to Be-Church; we may help Jesus reach someone before they do something as serious as Cain did. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  18. Eve soon learns that motherhood brings pain that goes beyond childbirth. Her son Cain murders his brother Abel. Because Cain is then sent into exile, Eve loses not one son, but both. God consoles her by giving her another son,Seth, whom Eve views as a gift from God for what must have been an aching heart. Often even today, in a mother’s sorrow God comes alongside her and soothes her pain filled heart by providing sweet consolation and comfort. Thank you Jesus for your love and mercy.

  19. Adam and Eve’s disobedience brought son into the human race. They may have thought their sin, eating a piece of fruit, wasn’t very bad, but notice how quickly their sinful nature developed in their children. Simple disobedience quickly degenerated into outright murder. Adam and Eve acted only against God, but Cain acted against both God and man. A small sin has a way of growing out of control. Let God help us with our “little” sins before they turn into tragedies.

  20. 25And 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.

    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.

    Unitl Seth, man had turned his back to God. Here we see the beginning of the separation of the church from the world…

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