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Genesis 4:21

    Genesis 4:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all players on instruments of music.

    Webster's Revision

    And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 4:21

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 4:21

    Here is the invention of musical instruments in their two leading varieties, the harp and the pipe. This implies the previous taste for music and song. It seems not unlikely that Zillah, the mother of Jubal, was a daughter of song. The fine arts follow in the train of the useful. All this indicates the easy circumstances in which the Cainites now found themselves.