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earth. And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater 13 than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day 14 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 shall slay

And the Lord said unto him, Therefore, whosoever slayeth 15 Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord

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13 My punishment, &c.] He (the wicked Whoso sheddeth man's blood by man shall his man) believeth not that he shall return out of blood be shed. Gen. ix. 5, 6. And I will set darkness, and he is waited for of the sword. my face against you (disobedient Israel), and Job xv. 22. And men were scorched with ye shall be slain before your enemies. Lev. great heat, and blasphemed the name of God xxvi. 17. And the children of Israel spake which hath power over these plagues, and unto Moses, saying, behold, we die, we perish, they repented not to give him glory. They we all perish. Whosoever cometh any thing blasphemed the God of heaven because of near unto the tabernacle of the Lord, shall their pains and their sores, and repented not die. Shall we be consumed with dying? of their deeds. And there fell upon men a Numb. xvii. 12, 13. The revenger of blood great hail out of heaven, every stone about the himself shall slay the murderer, when he weight of a talent; and men blasphemed God meeteth him, he shall slay him. If the rebecause of the plague of the hail, for the venger of blood find him without the borders plague thereof was exceeding great. Rev. xvi. of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of 9. 11. 21.

blood kill the slayer, he shall not be guilty of 14 Driten me out, &c.] The wicked man blood. Numb. xxxv. 19. 27. And behold travaileth with pain all his days; trouble and (said the woman of Tekoah to David), the whole anguish shall make him afraid. Job xv. 20. family is risen against thine handmaid; and 24. The wicked is driven away in his wicked- they said, Deliver him that smote his brother,

Prov. xiv. 32. The wicked fee when that we may kill him, for the life of his brother no man pursueth ; but the righteous are bold whom he slew; and we will destroy the heir as a lion. Prov. xxviii. 1. And they shall also. 2 Sam. xiv. 7. The wicked man tralook unto the earth ; and behold trouble and vaileth with pain all his days, trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish ; and they shall anguish shall make him afraid, they shall be driven to darkness. Isa, viii. 22. There- prevail against him. Job xv. 20. 24. The fore they (Ephraim) shall be as the morning wicked flee when no man pursueth. Prov. cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, xxviii. 1. as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind 15 Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, &c.] out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu, chimney. Hos. xiii. 3.

the son of Hanani, came the word of the Lord From thy face, &c.] See verse 16. There- against Baasha and against his house, even for fore " they" ("the wicked") say unto God, all the evil that he did in the sight of the Lord, depart from us : for we desire not the know- in provoking him to anger with the work of ledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam ; that we should serve him ? And what profit and because he killed him. 1 Kings xvi. 7. should we have, if we pray unto him ? Job Slay them not (said David of his enemies), lest xxi. 14. 15. Cast me not away from thy my people forget : scatter them by thy power, presence (said David to God). Deliver me and bring them down 0 Lord, our shield. from blood-guiltiness, O God. Ps. li. 11. 14. Ps. lix. II. And the Lord said unto him, Hide not thy face, from me. Ps. cxliii. 7. (Hosea), call “his name” (the name his Then shall he (the Judge in the last day) say son by Gomer”) Jezreel; for yet a little while also unto them on the left hand, Depart from and I will " avenge the blood” (or "visit the me ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for blood") of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, the devil and his angels. And these shall go and will cause to cease the kingdom of the away into everlasting punishment. Matt. xxv. house of Israel. Hosea i. 4. All they that 41. 46. " Who” (i. e. the enemies of the take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thessalonians") shall be punished with ever Matt. xxvi. 52. lasting destruction from the presence of the Sevenfold, &c.] If Cain shall be avenged Lord, and from the glory of his power. sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and seven2 Thess, i. 9.

fold. Gen. iv. 24. And if you will not yet Fugitive, &c.] See verse 12.

for all this hearken unto me, then I will That every one that findeth, &c.] See verse punish you seven times more for your sins. 15. And surely your blood of your lives will And if you walk “contrary unto me,” (or I require (suid God). At the hand of every " at all adventures with me") and will not man's brother will I require the life of man. hearken unto me, I will bring seven times

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16 set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. And

Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land 17 of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife ; and she

conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the 18 name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. And unto

more plagues upon you, according to your and your fathers, and cast you out of my presins. Then will I also walk contrary unto

sence. Jer. xxiii. 39. For through the anger you, and will punish you yet seven times for of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and your sins. Then will I walk contrary unto Judah, till he had cast them off from his preyou also in fury: and I, even I, will chastise sence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king you seven times for your sins. Lev. xxvi. of Babylon. Jer. lii. 3. But Jonah (being 18. 21. 24. 28. And render unto our neigh- commanded to go to Nineveh) rose up to flee bours sevenfold into their bosom, their re- unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord; proach, wherewith they have reproached thee, then were the men exceedingly afraid, and O Lord. Ps. lxxix. 12. If "he" (" the said unto him (Jonah), why hast thou done thief) be found, he shall restore sevenfold. this ? (for the men knew that he fled from the Prov. vi. 31.

presence of the Lord). Jonah i. 3. 10. For Set a mark upon Cain, &c.] And the Lord where two or three are gathered together in said unto him, (Ezekiel) go through the midst my name, there am I in the midst of them. of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, Matt. xviji. 20. Then shall ye (the Jews) and “set” (or “mark”) a mark upon the begin to say, we have eaten and drunk in thy foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. for all the abominations that be done in the Luke xiii. 26. “Who" (" those who know not midst thereof. Ezek. ix. 4. If any man wor- God") shall be punished with everlasting deship the beast, and his image, and receive his struction, from the presence of the Lord, and mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the from the glory of his power. 2 Thess. i. 9. same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of 17 Enoch (or Chanoch").] And Jarad God. And the smoke of their torment as- lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he cendeth up for ever and ever. And they have begat Enoch ; and Enoch walked with God. no rest day nor night, who worship the beast Gen. v. 18. 22. and his image, and whosoever receiveth the And he builded, &c.] And they (the families mark of his name. Rev. xiv. 9. 11.

of the sons of Noah) said, go to; let us build us 16 Went out, &c.] See verse 14. and chap. a city, and a tower whose top may reach unto iji. 8. An altar of earth thou shalt make heaven: and let us make us a name, lest we be unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon. Exod. scattered abroad upon the face of the whole xx. 24.

And the Lord was gracious unto earth. Gen. xi. 4. I (the preacher) made me them, and had compassion on them, and had great works; I builded me houses, then I respect unto them, because of his covenant looked on all the works that my hand had with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would wrought, and on the labour that I had lanot destroy them, neither cast he them from boured, and, behold, all was vanity and vexation his presence as yet. 2 Kings xiii. 23. For of spirit. Eccles. ii. 4. 11.

And the king through the anger of the Lord it came to pass (Nebuchadnezzar) spake and said, is not this in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast great Babylon that I have built for the house them out from his presence, that Zedekiah of the kingdom, by the might of my power, rebelled against the king of Babylon. 2 Kings and for the honour of my majesty ? Dan. iv. xxiv. 20. And the Lord said unto Satan, 30. As it was in the days of Lot (said Jesus), behold all that he (Job) hath, is in thy they did eat, they drank, they bought, they “power,” (or hand") only upon himself sold, they planted, they builded : even thus put not forth thine hand. So Satan went shall it be in the day when the Son of man is forth from the presence of the Lord. Job i. revealed. Luke xvii. 28. 30. 12. So went Satan forth from the presence The name of the city, &c.] For he (Absalom) of the Lord, and smute Job with sore boils, said, I have no son to keep my name in refrom the sole of his foot unto his crown. membrance; and he called the pillar (which he Job ii. 7. He (the wicked) shall not see the had reared up for himself in the king's dale) rivers, the “floods,” (or streaming brooks”) after his own name, and it is called unto this the brooks of honey and butter. Job xx. 17. day Absalom's place. 2 Sam. xviii. 18. Their Cast me not away from thy presence. Ps. li. inward thought (the thought of the fool and 11. As smoke is driven away, so drive them brutish person), is that their houses shall coraway. As wax melteth before the fire, so lettinue for ever, and their dwelling places * to the wicked perish at the presence of God. Ps. all generations” (or to generation and generaIxviii. 2. Therefore behold I, even I, will tion"). They call their lands after their own utterly forget you (the false prophets), and I

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Enoch was born lrad : and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. And Lamech 19 took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal : he was 20 the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother's name was Jubal : he was the father of all such 21 as handle the harp and organ. And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, 22 an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron : and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah 23 and Zillah, hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt: If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold, truly Lamech 24 seventy and seven-fold. And Adam knew his wife again ; and 25 she bare a son, and called his name Seth : For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he 26

19 Two wives, &c.] And Esau took his offering which ye shall take of them (the wives of the daughters of Canaan, Adah and Israelitcs for the tabernacle), gold and silver Aholibamah. Gen. xxxvi. 2. See chap. ii. 18. and brass, &c. Exod. xxv. 3. Only the gold 24. Have ye not read, he that made them at and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, the beginning, made them male and female; and the lead, every thing that may abide the they are no more twain but one flesh; what, fire, ye shall make it go through the fire and therefore, God hath joined together, let not man it shall be clean. Numb. xxxi. 22, 23. The put asunder. Moses, because of the hardness Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, of your hearts, suffered you to put away your a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose wives, but from the beginning it was not so. hills thou mayest dig brass. Deut. viii. 9. Matt. xix. 4. 6. 8.

Thy shoes (Israel) shall be iron and brass. 20 The father, &c.] See verse 21. Ye are Deut. xxxiii. 25. Send me now, therefore, of your father the devil, and the lusts of your (said Solomon) a man cunning to work in gold, father ye will do, &c. John viii. 44. He and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, &c. (Abraham) received the sign of circumcision, a 2 Chron. ii. 7. seal of the righteousness of the faith which he 23 Hear my voice, &c.] And he (Balaam) had yet being uncircumcised, that he might be took up his parable and said, rise up Balak the father of all them that believe, though they and hear, hearken unto me, thou son of be not circumcised. Rom. iv. 11.

Zippor. Numb. xxiii. 18.

And when they Duell in tents, &c.] See verse 2. Jacob told it to Jotham (that they made Abimelech was a plain man dwelling in tents. Gen. xxv. king, and had slain his brethren), he went and 27. Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jo stood in the top of Mount Gerizim, and lifted nadab, to drink no wine, &c. nor to build up his voice and cried, and said unto them, houses for us to dwell in; but we (the Re- hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that chabites) have dwelt in tents. Jer. xxxv. 8, God may hearken unto you. Judges ix. 7. 9, 10. By faith he (Abraham) sojourned in I have slain, &c.] For in their anger the land of promise, as in a strange country, they (Simeon and Levi) slew a man. Gen. dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob. xlix. 6. Heb. xi. 9.

24 If Cain, &c.] See verse 15. 21 The harp and organ.] Wherefore didst Seventy and sevenfold, &c.] Jesus said unto thou (Jacob) steal away from me, I (Laban) him (Peter), I say not unto thee, until seven might have sent thee away with mirth and times (that he forgive his brother), but until with songs,

with tabret and with harp. Gen. seventy times seven. Matt. xviii. 22. xxxi. 27. They (the wicked) take the timbrel 25 And called, &c.] And Adam lived and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the an hundred and thirty years, and begat a organ. Job xxi. 12. And the harp and the son in his own likeness, after his image, and viol, the tabret and pipe, and wine are in their called his name Seth. Gen. v. 3. Adam, feasts (in the feasts of sinners). Isa. v. 12. Sheth, Enosh (part of Adam's line to Noah). (Woe unto them) that “chaunt" (abound with ] Chron. i. 1. Which was the son of Enos, superfluities") to the sound of the viol, and which was the son of Seth, which was the son invent to themselves instruments of music, of Adam. Luke iii. 38. like David. Amos vi. 5.

God, said she, &c.) See verses 1. 3. 8. 10, 11. 22 Brass and iron, &c.] And this is the 26. To him also, &c.] See verses 6. 8.

called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.

CHAPTER V.

1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that 2 God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and

female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name 3 Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an

To call upon, &c.] Thou hast avouched the of Noah, &c. Gen. vi. 9. Now these are the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in generations of the sons of Noah, &c. Gen. x. his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his 1. Adam, Sheth, Enosh. I Chron. i. 1. The commandments, and his judgments, and to book of the generation of Jesus Christ. Matt. hearken unto his voice. And the Lord hath i. l. Which was the son of Cainan (of the avouched thee this day to be his peculiar genealogy of Christ), which was the son of people, as he hath promised thee, and that Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which thou shouldest keep all his commandments. was the son of Noe, which was the son of Deut. xxvi. 17, 18. And call ye on the name Lamech (&c. to Cainan), which was the son of of your gods, and I will call on the name of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the Lord (said Elijah). 1 Kings xviii. 24. the son of Adam, which was the son of God. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanks- Luke iii. 36, 37, 38. giving, and call upon the name of the Lord. In the likeness of God.] See chap. i. 26, 27. Ps. cxvi. 17. I will pour my spirit upon thy Lo, this only have I found, that God hath seed, &c. One shall say, I am the Lord's, made man upright, but they have sought out another shall call himself by the name of Jacob, many inventions. Eccles. vii. 29. Remember and another shall subscribe with his hand unto now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, the Lord, and surname himself by the name of while the evil days come not, nor the years Israel. Isa. xliv. 4, 5. Hear ye this, 0 house draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no of Jacob, which are called by the name of pleasure in them. Eccles. xii. l. For a man, Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of indeed, ought not to cover his head forasmuch Judah. Isa. xlviii. 1. We are thine, thon as he is the image and glory of God. I Cor. never barest rule over them (our adversaries), xi. 7. But we all, with open face beholding “they were not called by thy name” (or thy as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed name was not called upon them"). Isa. Ixiii. 19. into the same image from glory to glory, eten In those days (“ of the appearance of the as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Car. ii. 18. Branch") Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem (See) that ye put on the new man, which after shall dwell safely, and this is the name where- God is created in righteousness and true holiwith she shall be called, The Lord our Righte- ness. Ephes. iv. 24. (Ye) have put on the ousness (or Jehovah Tsidkenu). Jer. xxxiii. new man which is renewed in knowledge after 16. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the image of him that created him. Coloss. iii. the Lord shall be delivered. Joel ii. 32. For 10. Who (Christ) being the brightness of his then will I turn to the people a pure “lan- glory and the express image of his person, guage," that they may all call upon the name and upholding all things by the word of his of the Lord to serve him with one “consent” power, when he had by himself purged our sins, (or shoulder"). Zeph. iii. 9. And it shall sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the high. Heb. i. 3. Furthermore, we have had name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts ii. 21. fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we For whosoever shall call upon the name of the gave them reverence : shall we Lord shall be saved. Rom. x. 13. (Paul) rather be in subjection unto the Father of Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, spirits, and live? Heb. xii. 9. to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, 2 Male and female, &c.] See chap. i. 27. called to be saints, with all that in every place And did not he make one? yet had he the call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, residue of the spirit; and wherefore one ? both theirs and ours. 1 Cor. i. 2. For this that he might seek a godly seed, therefore cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our take heed to your spirit, and let none deal Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family treacherously against the wife of his youth. in heaven and earth is named, Ephes. iii. Mal. ii. 15. 14, 15.

Their name Adam, &c.] See chap. ii. 15. 23.

And (God) hath made of one blood all nations Char. V.–1 “ The book of the generations," of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth. &c.] See chap. ii. 4. These are the generations Acts xvii. 26.

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hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth : And the days of Adam 4 after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters; And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. And Seth lived an 6 hundred and five years, and begat Enos : And Seth lived after he 7 begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters : And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve 8 years : and he died. And Enos lived ninety years, and begat 9 Cainan: And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred 10

3 In his own likeness.] Who can bring a may be as plants grown up in their youth ; clean thing out of an unclean ? Not one ! that our daughters may be as corner-stones Joó xiv. 4. What is man that he should be polished after the similitude of a palace. Ps. clean? and he which is born of a woman that cxliv. 12. he should be righteous ? how much more 5 Nine hundred, &c.] See verse 8. 11. 14. abominable and filthy is man which drinketh 17, &c. Choose life that both thou and thy iniquity like water ? Job xv. 14. 16. How seed may live. That thou mayest love the then can man be justified with God ? or how Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his can he be clean that is born of a woman? voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him ; Job xxv. 4. The Lord looked down from for he is thy life and the length of thy days. heaven upon the children of men, to see if Deut. xxx. 20. The days of our years are there were any that did understand and seek threescore years and ten, and if by reason of God; they are all gone aside, they are all strength they be fourscore years, yet is their together become filthy, there is none that strength labour and sorrow, for it is soon cut doeth good, no, not one. Ps. xiv. 2, 3. Be- off and we fly away. Ps. xc. 10. hold ( said David), I was shapen in iniquity, And he died, &c.] See verse 8. 11. 14, &c. and in sin did my mother conceive me. Ps. Chap. iii. 19. For we must needs die and are li. 5. And the angel answered and said unto as water spilt on the ground which cannot be “ her" (Mary), the Holy Ghost shall come gathered up again. 2 Sam. xiv. 14. For I upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to overshadow thee: therefore also that holy the house appointed for all living. Job xxx. thing which shall be born of thee shall be 23. None of them can by any means redeem called the Son of God. Luke i. 35. That his brother, nor give to God a ransom for which is born of the flesh is flesh. John iii. 6. him ; for he seeth that wise men die, likewise Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the the fool and the brutish person perish. Ps. world, and death by sin, and so death passed xlix. 7. 10. What man is he that liveth and upon all men, for that all have sinned. Rom. shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul v. 12. All flesh is not the same flesh, but there from the hand of the grave Ps. Ixxxix. 48. is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of For the living know that they shall die, but beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. the dead know not any thing. Let thy gar1 Cor. xv. 39. Among whom (the heathen) ments be always white. Eccles. ix. 5. 8. Man also we all had our conversation in times past, goeth to his long home and the mourners go in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of about the streets. Then shall the dust return the flesh, and of the mind, and were by nature to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall the children of wrath, even as others. Ephes. return unto God who gave it. Eccles. xii. 5. 7. ii. 3.

Behold all souls are mine. The soul that Called his name Seth, &c.] See chap. iv. 25. sinneth it shall die. Ezek. xviii. 4. Where

4 The days of Adam, &c.] Adam, Sheth, fore as by one man sin entered into the world, Enosh. I Chron. i. 1. See verse 1.

and death by sin, and so death passed upon He begat sons, &c.] See chap. v. 7. 10. 13. all men, for that all have sinned. Nevertheless 19. 22. 26. 30. Chap. i. 28. And God blessed death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over Noah and his sons, and said unto them, be them that had not sinned, after the similitude fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth. of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of And you, be ye fruitful and multiply, bring him that was to come.

Rom. v. 12. 14. For forth abundantly in the earth and multiply since by man came death, by man came also therein. Gen. ix. 1.7. And Arphaxad lived the resurrection of the dead; for as in Adam five and thirty years and begat Salah. Gen. all die, even so in Christ shall all be made xi. 12. Lo, children are an heritage of the alive. 1 Cor. xv. 21, 22. It is appointed Lord, and the fruit of the womb is his reward. unto men once to die, but after this the judgPs. cxxvii. 3. Rid me and deliver me from ment. Heb. ix. 27. the hand of strange children, that our sons 9 Cainan.] Adam, Sheth, Enosh. I Chron.

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