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Genesis 4:17-18

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The Beginning of Civilization

4:17 Cain had marital relations 1  with his wife, and she became pregnant 2  and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was building a city, and he named the city after 3  his son Enoch. 4:18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father 4  of Mehujael. Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.

1 tn Heb “knew,” a frequent euphemism for sexual relations.

2 tn Or “she conceived.”

3 tn Heb “according to the name of.”

4 tn Heb “and Irad fathered.”



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