Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Genesis 4:20


Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the first 1  of those who live in tents and keep 2  livestock.


Ge 4:2; Ge 4:21; Ge 25:27; 1Ch 2:50-52; 1Ch 4:4,5; Jer 35:9,10; Joh 8:44; Ro 4:11,12; Heb 11:9

NET © Notes

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

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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