Cain and Abel
4 1 And the man knew Eve his wife, and she conceiveth and beareth Cain, and saith, 'I have gotten a man by Jehovah;' 2 and she addeth to bear his brother, even Abel. And Abel is feeding a flock, and Cain hath been servant of the ground.
3 And it cometh to pass at the end of days that Cain bringeth from the fruit of the ground a present to Jehovah; 4 and Abel, he hath brought, he also, from the female firstlings of his flock, even from their fat ones; and Jehovah looketh unto Abel and unto his present, 5 and unto Cain and unto his present He hath not looked; and it is very displeasing to Cain, and his countenance is fallen.
6 And Jehovah saith unto Cain, 'Why hast thou displeasure? and why hath thy countenance fallen? 7 Is there not, if thou dost well, acceptance? and if thou dost not well, at the opening a sin-offering is crouching, and unto thee its desire, and thou rulest over it.'
8 And Cain saith unto Abel his brother, ''Let us go into the field;'' and it cometh to pass in their being in the field, that Cain riseth up against Abel his brother, and slayeth him.
9 And Jehovah saith unto Cain, 'Where 'is' Abel thy brother?' and he saith, 'I have not known; my brother's keeper—I?' 10 And He saith, 'What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood is crying unto Me from the ground; 11 and now, cursed 'art' thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive the blood of thy brother from thy hand; 12 when thou tillest the ground, it doth not add to give its strength to thee—a wanderer, even a trembling one, thou art in the earth.'
13 And Cain saith unto Jehovah, 'Greater is my punishment than to be borne; 14 lo, Thou hast driven me to-day from off the face of the ground, and from Thy face I am hid; and I have been a wanderer, even a trembling one, in the earth, and it hath been—every one finding me doth slay me.' 15 And Jehovah saith to him, 'Therefore—of any slayer of Cain sevenfold it is required;' and Jehovah setteth to Cain a token that none finding him doth slay him.
16 And Cain goeth out from before Jehovah, and dwelleth in the land, moving about east of Eden; 17 and Cain knoweth his wife, and she conceiveth, and beareth Enoch; and he is building a city, and he calleth the name of the city, according to the name of his son—Enoch. 18 And born to Enoch is Irad; and Irad hath begotten Mehujael; and Mehujael hath begotten Methusael; and Methusael hath begotten Lamech.
19 And Lamech taketh to himself two wives, the name of the one Adah, and the name of the second Zillah. 20 And Adah beareth Jabal, he hath been father of those inhabiting tents and purchased possessions; 21 and the name of his brother 'is' Jubal, he hath been father of every one handling harp and organ. 22 And Zillah she also bare Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron; and a sister of Tubal-Cain 'is' Naamah.
23 And Lamech saith to his wives:—'Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Wives of Lamech, give ear 'to' my saying: For a man I have slain for my wound, Even a young man for my hurt; 24 For sevenfold is required for Cain, And for Lamech seventy and sevenfold.'
25 And Adam again knoweth his wife, and she beareth a son, and calleth his name Seth, 'for God hath appointed for me another seed instead of Abel:' for Cain had slain him. 26 And to Seth, to him also a son hath been born, and he calleth his name Enos; then a beginning was made of preaching in the name of Jehovah.
The Descendants of Adam
5 1 This 'is' an account of the births of Adam: In the day of God's preparing man, in the likeness of God He hath made him; 2 a male and a female He hath prepared them, and He blesseth them, and calleth their name Man, in the day of their being prepared. 3 And Adam liveth an hundred and thirty years, and begetteth 'a son' in his likeness, according to his image, and calleth his name Seth. 4 And the days of Adam after his begetting Seth are eight hundred years, and he begetteth sons and daughters. 5 And all the days of Adam which he lived are nine hundred and thirty years, and he dieth.
6 And Seth liveth an hundred and five years, and begetteth Enos. 7 And Seth liveth after his begetting Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 8 And all the days of Seth are nine hundred and twelve years, and he dieth. 9 And Enos liveth ninety years, and begetteth Cainan. 10 And Enos liveth after his begetting Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 11 And all the days of Enos are nine hundred and five years, and he dieth. 12 And Cainan liveth seventy years, and begetteth Mahalaleel. 13 And Cainan liveth after his begetting Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 14 And all the days of Cainan are nine hundred and ten years, and he dieth. 15 And Mahalaleel liveth five and sixty years, and begetteth Jared. 16 And Mahalaleel liveth after his begetting Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel are eight hundred and ninety and five years, and he dieth. 18 And Jared liveth an hundred and sixty and two years, and begetteth Enoch. 19 And Jared liveth after his begetting Enoch eight hundred years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 20 And all the days of Jared are nine hundred and sixty and two years, and he dieth.
21 And Enoch liveth five and sixty years, and begetteth Methuselah. 22 And Enoch walketh habitually with God after his begetting Methuselah three hundred years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 23 And all the days of Enoch are three hundred and sixty and five years. 24 And Enoch walketh habitually with God, and he is not, for God hath taken him.
25 And Methuselah liveth an hundred and eighty and seven years, and begetteth Lamech. 26 And Methuselah liveth after his begetting Lamech seven hundred and eighty and two years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 27 And all the days of Methuselah are nine hundred and sixty and nine years, and he dieth.
28 And Lamech liveth an hundred and eighty and two years, and begetteth a son, 29 and calleth his name Noah, saying, 'This 'one' doth comfort us concerning our work, and concerning the labour of our hands, because of the ground which Jehovah hath cursed.' 30 And Lamech liveth after his begetting Noah five hundred and ninety and five years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 31 And all the days of Lamech are seven hundred and seventy and seven years, and he dieth. 32 And Noah is a son of five hundred years, and Noah begetteth Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The Wickedness of Mankind
6 1 And it cometh to pass that mankind have begun to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters have been born to them, 2 and sons of God see the daughters of men that they 'are' fair, and they take to themselves women of all whom they have chosen.
3 And Jehovah saith, 'My Spirit doth not strive in man—to the age; in their erring they 'are' flesh:' and his days have been an hundred and twenty years.
4 The fallen ones were in the earth in those days, and even afterwards when sons of God come in unto daughters of men, and they have borne to them—they 'are' the heroes, who, from of old, 'are' the men of name. 5 And Jehovah seeth that abundant 'is' the wickedness of man in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil all the day;
6 and Jehovah repenteth that He hath made man in the earth, and He grieveth Himself—unto His heart. 7 And Jehovah saith, 'I wipe away man whom I have prepared from off the face of the ground, from man unto beast, unto creeping thing, and unto fowl of the heavens, for I have repented that I have made them.'
8 And Noah found grace in the eyes of Jehovah.
Noah Makes the Ark
13 And God said to Noah, 'An end of all flesh hath come before Me, for the earth hath been full of violence from their presence; and lo, I am destroying them with the earth. 14 'Make for thyself an ark of gopher-wood; rooms dost thou make with the ark, and thou hast covered it within and without with cypress; 15 and this 'is' that which thou dost with it: three hundred cubits 'is' the length of the ark, fifty cubits its breadth, and thirty cubits its height; 16 a window dost thou make for the ark, and unto a cubit thou dost restrain it from above; and the opening of the ark thou dost put in its side,—lower, second, and third 'stories' dost thou make it. 17 'And I, lo, I am bringing in the deluge of waters on the earth to destroy all flesh, in which 'is' a living spirit, from under the heavens; all that 'is' in the earth doth expire. 18 'And I have established My covenant with thee, and thou hast come in unto the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy son's wives with thee; 19 and of all that liveth, of all flesh, two of every 'sort' thou dost bring in unto the ark, to keep alive with thee; male and female are they. 20 Of the fowl after its kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every 'sort' they come in unto thee, to keep alive. 21 'And thou, take to thyself of all food that is eaten; and thou hast gathered unto thyself, and it hath been to thee and to them for food.'
22 And Noah doth according to all that God hath commanded him; so hath he done.
7 1 And Jehovah saith to Noah, 'Come in, thou and all thy house, unto the ark, for thee I have seen righteous before Me in this generation; 2 of all the clean beasts thou dost take to thee seven pairs, a male and its female; and of the beasts which are not clean two, a male and its female; 3 also, of fowl of the heavens seven pairs, a male and a female, to keep alive seed on the face of all the earth; 4 for after other seven days I am sending rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and have wiped away all the substance that I have made from off the face of the ground.'
5 And Noah doth according to all that Jehovah hath commanded him: 6 and Noah 'is' a son of six hundred years, and the deluge of waters hath been upon the earth. 7 And Noah goeth in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, unto the ark, from the presence of the waters of the deluge; 8 of the clean beasts and of the beasts that 'are' not clean, and of the fowl, and of every thing that is creeping upon the ground, 9 two by two they have come in unto Noah, unto the ark, a male and a female, as God hath commanded Noah. 10 And it cometh to pass, after the seventh of the days, that waters of the deluge have been on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, in this day have been broken up all fountains of the great deep, and the net-work of the heavens hath been opened, 12 and the shower is on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 In this self-same day went in Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, sons of Noah, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, unto the ark; 14 they, and every living creature after its kind, and every beast after its kind, and every creeping thing that is creeping on the earth after its kind, and every fowl after its kind, every bird—every wing. 15 And they come in unto Noah, unto the ark, two by two of all the flesh in which 'is' a living spirit; 16 and they that are coming in, male and female of all flesh, have come in as God hath commanded him, and Jehovah doth close 'it' for him.
17 And the deluge is forty days on the earth, and the waters multiply, and lift up the ark, and it is raised up from off the earth; 18 and the waters are mighty, and multiply exceedingly upon the earth; and the ark goeth on the face of the waters. 19 And the waters have been very very mighty on the earth, and covered are all the high mountains which 'are' under the whole heavens; 20 fifteen cubits upwards have the waters become mighty, and the mountains are covered;
21 and expire doth all flesh that is moving on the earth, among fowl, and among cattle, and among beasts, and among all the teeming things which are teeming on the earth, and all mankind; 22 all in whose nostrils 'is' breath of a living spirit—of all that 'is' in the dry land—have died. 23 And wiped away is all the substance that is on the face of the ground, from man unto beast, unto creeping thing, and unto fowl of the heavens; yea, they are wiped away from the earth, and only Noah is left, and those who 'are' with him in the ark; 24 and the waters are mighty on the earth a hundred and fifty days.