New International Version
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes.
King James Bible
And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
Darby Bible Translation
And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of those who handle the harp and pipe.
World English Bible
His brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe.
Young's Literal Translation
and the name of his brother is Jubal, he hath been father of every one handling harp and organ.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jubal - the father - i.e. The inventor of musical instruments, such as the כנור kinnor, which we translate harp, and the עוגב ugab, which we render organ; it is very likely that both words are generic, the former including under it all stringed instruments, and the latter, all wind instruments.
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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.
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.
Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was Naamah.
Why did you run off secretly and deceive me? Why didn't you tell me, so I could send you away with joy and singing to the music of timbrels and harps?
praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe,
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