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11 the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy 12 brother's blood from thy hand; when thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou 13 be in the earth. And Cain said unto the LORD, 2 My punishment is greater 14 than I can bear. 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 15 shall slay me. And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth

Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark 16 upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare 3 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 20 the name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of 21 such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother's name was 22 Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.


Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an 5 instructor of every artificer in brass and 23 iron and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. And Lamech said unto his


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And a young man 7 to my hurt:

24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,

Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.


And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name 89 Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of 26 Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name 10 Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

5 THIS is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; male and female created he them; 2 and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own 4 likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: and the days of Adam

after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and

5 daughters: and all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years and he died.



And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: and Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daugh8 ters and all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.


And Enos lived ninety years, and begat 12 Cainan and Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: 11 and all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years and he died.

12, 13

And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat 19 Mahalaleel: and Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and 14 daughters and all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.



And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat 14 Jared: and Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons 17 and daughters: and all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

1 Heb. bloods.

2 Or, Mine iniquity is great-
er than that it may be for-

3 Heb. Chanoch.

4 Heb. Lemech.

5 Heb. whetter.

10 Heb. Enosh.

6 Or, I would slay a man in 11 Or, to call themselves by my wound, &c.

the name of the LORD.

7 Or, in my hurt.

8 Heb. Sheth.

12 Heb. Kenan.

13 Gr. Maleleel.

9 That is, appointed, or, put. 14 Heb. Jered.

18, 19

And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: and Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and 20 daughters: and all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.


And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat 1 Methuselah; and Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons 23 and daughters: and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five 24 years: and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.


And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat 2 La26 mech and Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and 27 two years, and begat sons and daughters: and all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son; and 29 he called his name 34 Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath 30 cursed. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five 31 years, and begat sons and daughters: and all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


AND it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of 2 men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.




There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that 5 every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil 6 continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved 7 him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; 7 both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

8,9 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and 8 perfect in his generations, and Noah 10 walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them 149 with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; 10 rooms shalt thou make 15 in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, 17 and third stories shalt thou make it. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from 18 under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy 19 sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with 20 thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every 21 sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for

1 Gr. Mathusala.

2 Heb. I emech.

3 Gr. Noe.

4 That is, rest, or, com-

5 Or, the whole imagination:
The Hebrew word signifieth
not only the imagination,
but also the purposes and

6 Heb. every day.

7 Heb. from man unto beast. 8 Or, upright.

9 Or, from the earth. 10 Heb. nests.

22 thee, and for them. him, so did he.


AND the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every clean beast 2 thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that 3 are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by


sevens, the male and the female to keep seed alive upon the face of all the 4 earth. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I 2 destroy 5 from off the face of the earth. And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.


And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the 7 earth. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with 8 him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. Of clean beasts, and

of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon 9 the earth, there went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the 10 female, as God had commanded Noah. And it came to pass 3 after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.


In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken 12 up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the 13 earth forty days and forty nights. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives 14 of his sons with them, into the ark; they, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. 15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is 16 the breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded


And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and 18 bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of 19 the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the 20 high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits up

ward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. 21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and

of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every 22 man: all in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry 23 land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained 24 alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.


AND God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the 2 waters asswaged. The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven 3 were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; and the waters returned from off the earth 7 continually and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.


And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the 5 month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters 8 decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.


And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window 7 of the ark which he had made: and he sent forth a raven, which went forth 9 to 8 and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a

dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; 9 but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him

1 Heb. seven seven.

2 Heb. blot out.

3 Or, on the seventh day.

4 Or, floodgates.

5 Ileb. wing.

6 Heb. the breath of the spirit
of life.

7 Heb. in going and return-

8 Heb. were in going and decreasing.

9 Heb. in going forth and returning.

into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put 10 forth his hand, and took her, and I pulled her in unto him into the ark. And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; 11 and the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. 12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.


And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground 14 was dry. And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

15,16 And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, 17 and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the 18 earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. And Noah went forth, and 19 his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their 2 kinds, went forth out of the ark.

20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and 21 of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; 4 for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have 22 done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat,

and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.


AND God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall 2 be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that

moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they 3 delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the 4 green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is 5 the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at 6 the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he 7 man. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

8,9 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, 10 I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; and with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. 11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any

more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy 12 the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make be

tween me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual gene13 rations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant 14 between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud 15 over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud and I will remember my

covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; 16 and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon 17 the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which

I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.


AND the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and 19 Japheth; and Ham is the father of 6 Canaan. These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

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And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: and he

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5 Heb. As yet all the days of

the earth.

6 Heb. Chenaan.

drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his 23 two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. 24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto 25 him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his 26 brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall 27 be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of 28 Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. And Noah lived after the flood three 29 hundred and fifty years. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.


Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah; Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, 2, 3 and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 4 the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarinah.


And the sons of

5 Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and 3 Dodanim. By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

6,7 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.


And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the 10 mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was 4 Babel, 11 and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land

5 went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and 6 the city Rehoboth, and Calah, 12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

13, 14

And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, and Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.

15, 16 And Canaan begat 7 Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, and the Jebusite, and the 17, 18 Amorite, and the Girgasite, and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, and

the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the 19 families of the Canaanites spread abroad. And the border of the Canaanites was

from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto 8 Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, 20 and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.


Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth 22 the elder, even to him were children born. The children of Shem; Elam, and 23 Asshur, and 9 Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. And the children of Aram; Uz, 24 and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. And Arphaxad begat 10 Salah; and Salah be25 gat Eber. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was 11 Peleg; 26 for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan. And 27 Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, and Hado28, 29 ram, and Üzal, and Diklah, and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, and Ophir, and

30 Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan. And their dwelling 31 was from Mesha, as thou goest, unto Sephar a mount of the east. These are the

sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their 32 nations. These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in

their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

11 AND the whole earth was of one 12 language, and of one 13 speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed 14 from the east, that they found a plain in the 2 land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.


And 15 they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and 16 burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may


1 Or, servant to them.

2 Or, persuade.

3 Or, as some read it, Roda

6 Or, the streets of the city.
7 Heb. Tzidon.

8 Heb. Azzah.

9 Heb. Arpachshad.

10 Heb. Shelah.


4 Gr. Babylon.

5 Or, he went out into Assy- 11 That is, division.


12 Heb. lip.

13 Heb. words.

14 Or, castward.

15 Heb. a man said to his


16 Heb. burn them to a burning.

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