Lets Read The Bible: Genesis Chapter Four Genesis chapter four begins with Adam and his

wife Eve starting a famil starting with the twin birth of Cain and Abel! From there we learn of the first offerings to the Lord" which teaches us the difference between giving a good offering and giving a selfish offering! We learn about the first murder ever committed when Cain killed his twin brother Abel out of jealousy and envy. From there we learn that there are consequences that must be paid for doing murder, but we also see the grace of !" toward Cain, because instead of repaying Cain for the murder that he committed with death# !" chose to send Cain away and placed a seal upon him that warned others not to kill Cain for what he had done to his brother Abel. Further we learn that !" cursed the ground that Cain would farm, so that even after working the ground hard $ the ground would not reward Cain with the abundance that he once knew it had once produced before he murdered his twin brother Abel. %he above is just a brief summary of enesis chapter four and in no way is meant to e&plain all that this chapter has to teach us. 'raying to the (!)" !" and asking to be lead by the *oly +pirit when reading %he Word of !" will open our understanding to the lessons taught in the book of enesis as well as with all of the other books contained in %he *oly ,ible. Let#s read Genesis chapter four together: Genesis $ - .And Adam knew /ve his wife# and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, 0 have gotten a man from the (ord. 1 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 2 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the (ord. 3 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the (ord had respect unto Abel and to his offering4 5 ,ut unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 6 And the (ord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth7 and why is thy countenance fallen7 8 0f thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted7 and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

9 And Cain talked with Abel his brother4 and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. : And the (ord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother7 And he said, 0 know not4 Am 0 my brother;s keeper7 -< And he said, What hast thou done7 the voice of thy brother;s blood crieth unto me from the ground. -- And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother;s blood from thy hand# -1 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. -2 And Cain said unto the (ord, =y punishment is greater than 0 can bear. -3 ,ehold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth# and from thy face shall 0 be hid# and 0 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. -5 And the (ord said unto him, %herefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the (ord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. -6 And Cain went out from the presence of the (ord, and dwelt in the land of >od, on the east of /den. -8 And Cain knew his wife# and she conceived, and bare /noch4 and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, /noch. -9 And unto /noch was born 0rad4 and 0rad begat =ehujael4 and =ehujael begat =ethusael4 and =ethusael begat (amech. -: And (amech took unto him two wives4 the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other ?illah. 1< And Adah bare @abal4 he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. 1- And his brother;s name was @ubal4 he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. 11 And ?illah, she also bare %ubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron4 and the sister of %ubalcain was >aamah.

12 And (amech said unto his wives, Adah and ?illah, *ear my voice# ye wives of (amech, hearken unto my speech4 for 0 have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. 13 0f Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly (amech seventy and sevenfold. 15 And Adam knew his wife again# and she bare a son, and called his name +eth4 For od, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. 16 And to +eth, to him also there was born a son# and he called his name /nos4 then began men to call upon the name of the (ord.. %o listen to enesis chapter four in an audio format4 www.biblegateway.comAaudioAmcleanAkjvA en.3 0n the ne&t edition of .(et;s )ead %he ,ible. we will be reading from enesis chapter five, please come and join us as we continue to read the ,ible together. %&ote: All 'criptures used in this Bible reading comes from The (ing )ames *ersion of The +ol Bible and is free to use non,commerciall or commerciall as its status is -ublic .omain!/

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