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Genesis 4:20-21

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4:20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the first 1  of those who live in tents and keep 2  livestock. 4:21 The name of his brother was Jubal; he was the first of all who play the harp and the flute.

1 tn Heb “father.” In this passage the word “father” means “founder,” referring to the first to establish such lifestyles and occupations.

2 tn The word “keep” is not in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation. Other words that might be supplied instead are “tend,” “raise” (NIV), or “have” (NRSV).



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