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“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
And Cain knew his wife, and she conceiued and bare Enoch, and hee builded a City, and called the name of the City, after the name of his sonne, Enoch.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Genesis chapter 4
Cain had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
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.
- American Standard Version (1901)
And Cain had connection with his wife and she became with child and gave birth to Enoch: and he made a town, and gave the town the name of Enoch after his son.
- Basic English Bible
And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city; and he called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch.
- Darby Bible
And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived, and brought forth Henoch: and he built a city, and called the name thereof by the name of his son Henoch.
- Douay Rheims Bible
And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived, and bore Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son Enoch.
- Webster's Bible
Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
- World English Bible
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.
- Youngs Literal Bible
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bore Enoch; and he builded a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible
Roy's comment on 2015-06-03 12:29:58:
only GOD knows the answer i pray that he reveals it to me an others peoples, Have a Bless Day.
roy's comment on 2015-06-03 12:12:09:
where did cain wife come from
Badoni Kelvin's comment on 2015-06-02 13:24:12:
God has commanded us to be fruitful and multiply, and His word is Ye and Amen. So God did some thing for the first creation to multiply, and that we dont know how. Dont forget God is capable of bringing out ways when there is no way. I conclude "God is God and we are humans, we cant reason 1 percent to his reasoning. If you believe God dont be confuse again about this. "
ajay's comment on 2015-02-12 04:26:19:
yes i want to know who is the wife of cain? did cain know her mother for enoch...? please reply me fast...... that is the rubbish thing that i wrote in the second line....but i want answer....
Dylan Jayawardena's comment on 2014-10-21 12:52:44:
Cain 's wife was either one of his nieces Genesis 5 7 or one of his siblings Genesis 5 4 Bible doesn 't give her name, but it was one of his siblings Genesis 5 4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years and he begat sons and daughters OR one of his nieces. Genesis 5 7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters
Tricia's comment on 2014-09-02 16:36:53:
Trent.. Which is the greater sin, incest with his mother or with a sister. We know they went forth and multiplied Eve certainly had additional children, Seth comes to mind, but certainly she must have had daughters as well.
Joe's comment on 2014-03-18 12:22:11:
Sorry but am I missing something here This is GENESIS Adam and Eve are supposed to be the first humans yet there s another TOWN with other people for instance Cain s to be wife and enough people to BUILD a city assuming Enoch didn t build an ENTIRE city single handed I see the common answer is that Adam and Eve lived to over 900 years old and so in that time had hundreds of other children to go out and multiply Well that clears THAT up then 0o
Karen's comment on 2014-01-27 16:16:47:
This passage of the Bible has always bothered me. I read Trent's comment posted on 2010-01-13 and the Bible only mentions 4 people in existence. Was is possible as Trent suggested that the only way Cain knew his wife were from his mother? Or did Eve have daughters that were not mentioned in the Bible and the off springs moved to the Land of Nod? If the Lord God did create others, why were they not mentioned? This has always made me wonder, if more than one Adam and Eve were created and if so, why weren't they included? Thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully someone will provide an answer.
rene gavito's comment on 2014-01-26 04:21:49:
The Holy Bible is sacred.Only God knows what's in their, if there's a facts missing or whatever what can we do? He's the Best and the Almighty...Gen.29:46" And they shall know that I am the Lord their God "..Amen.
Anonymous's comment on 2013-09-04 10:56:18:
Adam is the Hebrew word for 'man', while eve means 'source of life'. The word we translated to rib is an ambiguous term which refers to the side. So, God took one of/from man's side. To this day we often refer to our spouse as 'our other half' or even 'our better half'. And again, it is written that when man and woman come together they become one flesh. We become whole again.
Individuals living in excess of 900 years doesn't comply with the 120 year limit God placed on man's life. However, if we look at each individual as representing an entire body of people living during a period it starts to make sense. Many of your family names still reflect similar practices. Smith, Gardner, Cook, Baker, Mason, etc.
Such answers tend to open more questions than they answer, but that may be a tell-tale sign that we're actually getting somewhere. The more we know, the more we know we don't know.
Rosalia's comment on 2013-08-13 07:07:12:
I have the same question ...but who will ever answer those question ...is there maybe something that we didn't really understood ...and Cain should be slaughtered from who ?
Deborah's comment on 2013-05-25 13:34:55:
I believe that Adam and Eve were the first people that God created, but h
He also created other men and women to replenish the earth and they were all called Adam in the day that they were created by the hand of God. The Adam who named his wife Eve was of the lineage of Christ and that is why his story is relevant.Plus the fact that he was the first Adam created.
OYELADE EZEKIEL OLAOLUWA's comment on 2013-02-16 07:19:08:
Janice's comment on 2013-02-08 13:05:30:
In Genesis 1:28, God made them Male and female and sent them out to replenish the earth. I think this is the humnoids that science talks about being the forerunners of man. In chapter 2 he makes Adam (and breaths in to him and he become a "living soul" and places him in the garden to dress it (to go forth and replenish the earth) and he makes Eve from Adam (so she has a soul also). I think Cain married one of the descendants of the people that God first made that did not have a soul like animals don't have a soul.
Ray Booker's comment on 2012-10-04 18:05:28:
RALPH M. WATERS's comment on 2010-12-30 10:04:36:
THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION: where did ENOCH wife come from: - ADAM/EVE lived up to 930 years old: Just like the city of NOD - someone had to build them. ADAM/EVE was creation. They had other children during the time of CAIN and ABEL- the duties of each of them were to multiply - to populate the earth. Enoch married a relative.
mark miles's comment on 2010-11-06 23:50:33:
doesn't the bible tabout creating man in the beggening of genesis
Albert's comment on 2010-10-03 09:23:26:
This is the problem with taking the Bible as the literal truth and history. It makes no sense. How do you explain the fact that Cain had a wife in the Land of Nod? Here are some choices. 1) Cain's wife was not human. 2) God created other women but the Bible forgot to mention that. 3) There were other women that God did not create.
Trent's comment on 2010-01-13 00:59:08:
Where did Cain's wife come from? Up to this point in history, the Bible only mentions 4 people in existence: Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel- and Abel was killed. Did God actually create more people in the beginning, but not mention it in the Bible? Otherwise, the only way for Cain to have a wife an kids would have been through the only woman existing- his mother, Eve.
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