New International Version
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.
King James Bible
And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
Darby Bible Translation
And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of those who dwell in tents, and [breed] cattle.
World English Bible
Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.
Young's Literal Translation
And Adah beareth Jabal, he hath been father of those inhabiting tents and purchased possessions;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jabal - was the father - The inventor or teacher, for so the word is understood, 1 Samuel 10:12. He was the first who invented tent-making, and the breeding and managing of cattle; or he was, in these respects, the most eminent in that time. Though Abel was a shepherd, it is not likely he was such on an extensive scale.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
father. The inventor or teacher,
LibraryWhat Crouches at the Door
'If thou doest not well, sin croucheth at the door: and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.'--GENESIS iv. 7 (R. V.). These early narratives clothe great moral and spiritual truths in picturesque forms, through which it is difficult for us to pierce. In the world's childhood God spoke to men as to children, because there were no words then framed which would express what we call abstract conceptions. They had to be shown by pictures. But these early men, simple and childlike …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Cain and Abel. Gen 4:3-8
Extracts No. vii.
The Faith of Abraham.
Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes.
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