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Genesis 4:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and [have] cattle.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and [have] livestock.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of those who dwell in tents, and [breed] cattle.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Adah bare Jabal,—he, was father of such as dwell in tents, and have cattle;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Adah beareth Jabal, he hath been father of those inhabiting tents and purchased possessions;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Ada brought forth Jabel: who was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of herdsmen.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Adah bare Iabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and [of such as haue] cattell.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Adah{gr.Ada} bore Jobel; he was the father of those that dwell in tents, feeding cattle.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Adah bare Yaval: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And ` עָדָה 5711
{5711} Prime
From H5710; ornament; Adah, the name of two women.
bare 3205
{3205} Prime
A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Yvl יָבָל: 2989
{2989} Prime
The same as H2988; Jabal, an antediluvian.
he x1931
(1931) Complement
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
was x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
the father 1
{0001} Prime
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
of such as dwell 3427
{3427} Prime
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
in tents, 168
{0168} Prime
From H0166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance).
and [of such as have] cattle. 4735
{4735} Prime
From H7069; something bought, that is, property, but only live stock; abstractly acquisition.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 4:17-22.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 4:19-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 4:21 And his brother's name [was] Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
1 Chronicles 2:50-52 These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim, ... And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh, [and] half of the Manahethites.
1 Chronicles 4:4-5 And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These [are] the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem. ... And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
John 8:44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Romans 4:11-12 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had yet] being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: ... And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which [he had] being [yet] uncircumcised.

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1 Samuel 10:12 And one of the same place answered and said, But who [is] their father? Therefore it became a proverb, [Is] Saul also among the prophets?


Genesis 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Genesis 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a plain man, dwelling in tents.
Jeremiah 35:9-10 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed: ... But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
Hebrews 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
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Gn 4:2, 21; 25:27. 1S 10:12. 1Ch 2:50; 4:4. Jr 35:9. Jn 8:44. Ro 4:11. He 11:9.

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