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Bible App Commentary on Bible Verses in Genesis 4
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4 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
4 And 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:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If 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.
8 And 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.
9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?
10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;
12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
13 And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
14 Behold, 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.
15 And 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.
16 And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17 And 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.
18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
21 And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
23 And 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.
24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
25 And 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.
26 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.
Bible App Commentary of Bible Verses in Genesis 4
In this section, we have both the world and the congregation in Adam’s family, and an example of the character and condition of both in all ages.As all humankind were spoken to in Adam, with the goal that incredible refinement of humankind into the offspring of God and the offspring of the evil one, was here spoken to in Cain and Abel; and an early case of the hostility between the seed of the lady and the seed of the serpent.We have here,
The birth, names, and purposes for the living of Cain and Abel, ver. 1, 2.
Their religion, and diverse accomplishment in it, ver. 3, 4,
what’s more, some portion of ver. 5.
Cain’s displeasure at God, and the censure of him for that outrage, ver. 5, 6, 7.
Cain’s homicide of his sibling, and the procedure against him for that murder. The homicide submitted, ver. 8.
The procedures against him.
His arraignment, ver. 9, previous part.
His supplication, ver. 9. the last part.
His conviction, ver. 10.
The sentence go upon him, ver. 11, 12.
His objection against the sentence, ver. 13, 14.
The sanction of the sentence, ver. 15.
The execution of the sentence, ver. 15, 16.
The family and successors of Cain, ver. 17 – 24.
The introduction of another child and grandson of Adam, ver. 25, 26.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:1 Adam and Eve had numerous children and girls, Genesis 5:4 . But Cain and Abel appear to have been the two oldest. Cain means ownership; for Eve when she uncovered him said with happiness and appreciation, and extraordinary desire, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:2 Abel implies vanity. The name given to this child is put upon the entire race, Psalms 39: 5. Every man is getting it done bequest vanity; Abel, vanity. He picked that business which did most become a close acquaintance with thought and commitment, for that hath been viewed as the benefit of a peaceful life. Moses and David kept sheep, and in their isolations bantered with God.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:3 In procedure of time – At the finish of days, either toward the year’s end when they kept their devour of in – gathering, or toward the days’ end of the week, the seventh day; at some set time Cain and Abel conveyed to Adam, as the minister of the family, every one of them an offering to the Lord; for which we have the motivation to think there was a celestial arrangement given to Adam, as a token of God’s support despite their apostasy.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:4 And the Lord God had regard to Abel and to his offering, and shewed his acknowledgment of it, most likely by the flame from paradise yet to Cain and to his offering he had not regard. We are certain there was a valid justification for this distinction: that Governor of the world, however an outright sovereign, doth not act self-assertively in administering his grins and scowls.
There was a distinction in the characters of the people offering: Cain was a fiendish man, however, Abel was a nobleman, Matthew 23: 35.
There was a distinction in the contributions they brought. Abel’s was love brilliant forfeit than Cain’s; Cain’s was just a forfeit of affirmation offered to the Creator; the meat – contributions of the product of the ground were no more: however Abel brought a forfeit of reparation, the blood whereof was shed so as to abatement, in this manner owning himself a heathen, expostulating God’s rage, and beseeching his support in a Mediator. However, the extraordinary contrast was, Abel, offered in confidence, and Cain did not. Abel offered so as to God’s will as his standard, and in reliance upon the guarantee of a Redeemer. In any case, Cain did not offer in confidence, thus it transformed into transgression to him.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:5: And Cain was wroth, and his face fell – Not such a great amount out of sadness as vindictiveness and fierceness. His morose brutish face, and down – look, double-crossed his enthusiastic disdain.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:7: If thou dost well, shalt thou not be acknowledged? – Either, 1. On the off chance that thou hast done well, as thy sibling did, thou shouldest have been acknowledged as he might have been. God is no respecter of people; so that on the off chance that we miss the mark regarding acknowledgment with him, the blame is completely our own. This will legitimize God in the demolition of delinquents and will disturb their ruin. There is definitely not a cursed miscreant in heck, however on the off chance that he had done well, as he may have done, had been a celebrated holy person in paradise. Each mouth will without further ado be stopted with this. Or then again, 2. On the off chance that now thou do well: if thou atone of thy sin, change thy heart and life, and bring thy forfeit in a superior way; thou shalt yet be acknowledged. Perceive how early the gospel was lectured, and the advantage of it here offered even to one of the heads of delinquents.
He sets before him passing and a revile; at the same time, if not well – Seeing thou didst not do well, not offer in confidence, and in a correct way, sin lieth at the entryway – That is, sin just frustrates thy acknowledgment. This considered Cain had no motivation to be furious with his sibling, yet at himself only. Unto thee will be his longing – He will proceed in regard to thee as a senior sibling, and thou, as the first – conceived, will run over him as much as ever. God’s acknowledgment of Abel’s putting forth did not exchange the birth – directly to him, (which Cain was envious of) nor put upon him that pride, and power, which is said to have a place with it, Genesis 49: 3.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:8: And Cain chatted with Abel his sibling – The Chaldee paraphrase includes, that Cain, when they were in the talk, kept up there was no judgment to come and that when Abel talked with regards to reality, Cain took that event to fall upon him. The sacred text reveals to us the reason wherefore he slew him, since his own works were detestable, and his sibling’s exemplary; with the goal that in this he showed himself to be an offspring of the fallen angel, just like a foe to all honesty. Watch, the principal that passes on is a holy person, the primary that went to the grave, went to heaven. God would anchor to himself the main natural products, the main destined to the dead, that originally opened the belly into a different universe.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:9: And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy sibling? – God realized that he will generally be blameworthy; yet he asks him, that he may draw from him an admission of his wrongdoing; for the individuals who might be legitimized before God, must denounce themselves. And he stated, I know not – Thus in Cain, the fallen angel was both a killer and a liar from the earliest starting point. Am I my Brother’s manager? – Sure he is mature enough to deal with himself, nor did I ever assume the responsibility of him. Workmanship, not thou his guardian? On the off chance that he be absent, on thee be the fault, and not on me, who never attempted to keep him.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:10: And he stated, What hast thou has done? – Thou thinkest to cover it, yet the proof against thee is clear and uncontestable, the voice of thy sibling’s blood crieth – He talks as though the blood itself were both observer and examiner, since God’s very own insight affirmed against him, and God’s very own equity requested fulfillment. The blood is said to cry starting from the earliest stage, earth, which is stated, Genesis 4:11 , to open her mouth to get his sibling’s blood from his hand. The earth did in a manner of speaking redden to see her own face recolored with such blood, and accordingly opened her mouth to conceal what she couldn’t obstruct.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:11 And now workmanship thou reviled from the earth – 1. He is reviled, isolated to all abhorrent, laid under the anger of God, as it is uncovered from paradise against all indecency and profaneness of men. 2. He is reviled from the earth. Thereupon the cry came up to God, thus the revile came up to Cain. God could have gotten revenge by a quick stroke from paradise: however, he made the earth the vindicator of blood; to proceed with him upon the earth, and not by and by to cut him off; but then to make even that his revile. That piece of it which tumbled to his offer, and which he had the control of, was made unfruitful, by the blood of Abel.
Additionally, An outlaw and a drifter shalt thou be in the earth. By this he was here denounced, to unending disrespect and rebuke, and to ceaseless disquietment and ghastliness as far as he could tell. His own feeling of remorse should frequent him any place he went.
Presently to legitimize his grievance, Observe his comments upon the sentence.
He sees himself rejected by it from the support of his God; and concludes, that being reviled, he was escaped God’s face, and that is undoubtedly the genuine idea of God’s revile; condemned miscreants discover it along these lines, to whom it is stated, Depart from me ye reviled. Those are reviled for sure that are forever closed out from God’s adoration and care, and from all expectations of his elegance.
He sees himself removed from every one of the solaces of this life; and finishes up, Genesis 4:14 . Thou hast driven me out this day from the essence of the earth – As great have no place on earth as not have a settled place. Preferable rest in the grave over not rest by any stretch of the imagination. Furthermore, from thy confront will I be covered up – Shut out of the congregation, not confessed to accompanying the children of God to introduce himself before the Lord. Furthermore, it will happen that each one that discovers me will kill me – Wherever he meanders he goes in risk of his life. There were none alive however his close relations, yet even of them, he is evenhandedly apprehensive, who had himself been so savage to his own sibling.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:15 Whosoever slayeth Cain retaliation will be gone up against him seven – overlap – God having said for Cain’s situation Vengeance is mine, I will reimburse; it had been a challenging usurpation for any man to remove the sword from God’s hand. Furthermore, the Lord set a check upon Cain – To recognize him from whatever is left of humanity. What the stamp was, God has not let us know: along these lines the guesses of men are vain.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:16 And Cain went out from the nearness of the Lord, and harped on the east of Eden – Somewhere far off from the place were Adam and his religious family lived: separating himself and his detestable age from the blessed seed; in the place that is known for Nod – That is, of shaking or trembling, due to the persistent anxiety of his soul. Those that withdraw from God can’t discover rest anyplace else. At the point when Cain went out from the nearness of the Lord, he never rested after.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:17: And he built a city – In token of a settled separation from the church of God. And here is an account of his posterity, at least the heirs of his family, for seven generations. His son was Enoch, of the same name, but not of the same character with that holy man that walked with God. The names of more of his posterity are mentioned, and but just mentioned, like those of the holy seed, Genesis 5:1 – 32. They are numbered in haste, as not valued or delighted in, in comparison with God’s children.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:18 And Lamech took two wives – It was one of the degenerate race of Cain who first transgressed that original law of marriage, that two only should be one flesh.
Jabal was a famous shepherd; he delighted much in keeping cattle, and was so happy in devising methods of doing it to the best advantage, and instructing others in them, that the shepherds of those times, nay, the shepherds of after – times, called him Father; or perhaps his children after him, being brought up to the same employment: the family was a family of shepherds.
Jubal was a famous musician, and particularly an organist, and the first that gave rules for that noble art or science of music. When Jabal had set them in a way to be rich, Jubal put them in a way to be merry. From Jubal probably the Jubilee trumpet was so called; for the best music was that which proclaimed liberty and redemption.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:22: From Tubal – Cain, probably the Heathen Vulcan came. Why Naamah is particularly named, we know not: probably they did, who lived when Moses wrote.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:23: This passage is extremely obscure. We know not whom he slew, or on what occasion: neither what ground he had to be so confident of the Divine protection.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:25 This is the first mention of Adam in the story of this chapter.No question the murder of Abel, and the impenitency and apostasy of Cain, were a very great grief to him and Eve, and the more because their own wickedness did now correct them, and their backsliding did reprove them. Their folly had given sin and death entered into the world, and now they smarted by it, being by means thereof deprived of both their sons in one day, Genesis
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:26: When parents are grieved by their children’s wickedness, they should take occasion from thence to lament that corruption of nature which was derived from them, and which is the root of bitterness. But here we have that which was a relief to our first parents in their affliction, namely, God gave them to see the rebuilding of their family which was sorely shaken and weakened by that sad event. For, they saw their seed, another instead of Abel. And Adam called his name Seth – That is, Set, settled or placed because in his seed mankind should continue to the end of time.
Bible App Commentary on Bible Verse 4:27: And to Seth was born a son called Enos, which is the general name for all men, and speaks the weakness, frailty, and misery of man’s state. Then began men to call upon the name of the Lord – Doubtless, God’s name was called upon before, but now, 1. The worshippers of God began to stir up themselves to do more in religion than they had done; perhaps not more than had been done at first, but more than had been done since the defection of Cain. Now men began to worship God, not only in their closets and families but in public and solemn assemblies. 2. The worshippers of God began to distinguish themselves: so the margin reads it. Then began men to be called by the name of the Lord, or, to call themselves by it. Now Cain and those that had deserted religion had built a city, and begun to declare for irreligion, and called themselves the sons of men. Those that adhered to God began to declare for him and his worship and called themselves the sons of God.
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