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Genesis 4:20

    Genesis 4:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Adah gave birth to Jabal: he was the father of such as are living in tents and keep cattle.

    Webster's Revision

    And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

    World English Bible

    Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 4:20

    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.