1 And Adam lay with Eve his wife, which conceived and bare Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man of the LORD." 2 And she proceeded forth and bare his brother Abel: And Abel became a shepherd, and Cain became a plowman. 3 And it fortuned, in process of time, that Cain brought of the fruit of the earth an offering unto the LORD. 4 And Abel, he brought also of the firstlings of his sheep and of the fat of them. And the LORD looked unto Abel and to his offering: 5 but unto Cain and unto his offering, looked he not. And Cain was wroth exceedingly, and lowered.
6 And the LORD said unto Cain, "Why art thou angry, and why lowerest thou? Knowest thou not, if thou dost well thou shalt receive it? 7 But and if thou dost evil, by and by thy sin lieth open in the door. Notwithstanding, let it be subdued unto thee, and see thou rule it."
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother. And as soon as they were in the fields, Cain fell upon Abel his brother and slew him.
9 And the LORD said unto Cain, "Where is Abel thy brother?" And he said, "I can not tell, am I my brother's keeper?"
10 And he said, "What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood cryeth unto me out of the earth. 11 And now cursed be thou as pertaining to the earth, which opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood of thine hand. 12 For when thou tillest the ground she shall henceforth not give her power unto thee. A vagabond and a renegade shalt thou be upon the earth."
13 And Cain said unto the LORD, "My sin is greater, than that it may be forgiven. 14 Behold, thou castest me out this day from off the face of the earth, and from thy sight must I hide myself, and I must be a vagabond and a renegade upon the earth: Moreover whosoever findeth me, will kill me."
15 And the LORD said unto him, "Not so, but whosoever slayeth Cain shall be punished sevenfold." And the LORD put a mark upon Cain that no man that found him should kill him. 16 And Cain went out from the face of the LORD, and dwelt in the land Nod, on the east side of Eden.
17 And Cain lay with his wife, which conceived and bare Enoch. And he was building a city and called the name of it after the name of his son, Enoch. 18 And Enoch begat Irad. And Irad begat Mehujael. And Mehujael begat Methusael. And Methusael begat Lamech. 19 And Lamech took him two wives: the one was called Adah, and the other Zillah. 20 And Ada bare Jabal; of whom came they that dwell in tents and possess cattle. 21 And his brother's name was Jubal; of him came all that exercise themselves on the harp and on the organs. 22 And Zillah she also bare Tubalcain; a worker in metal and a father of all that grave in brass and iron. And Tubalcain's sister was called Naamah.
23 Then said Lamech unto his wives Adah and Zillah, "Hear my voice ye wives of Lamech, and hearken unto my words, for I have slain a man and wounded myself, and have slain a young man, and got myself stripes. 24 For Cain shall be avenged sevenfold: but Lamech seventy times sevenfold."