3:15 But set Christ 1 apart 2 as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. 3 3:16 Yet do it with courtesy and respect, 4 keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you. 5 3:17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, 6 than for doing evil. 4:15 But the Lord said to him, “All right then, 1 if anyone kills Cain, Cain will be avenged seven times as much.” 2 Then the Lord put a special mark 3 on Cain so that no one who found him would strike him down. 4 4:16 So Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and lived in the land of Nod, 5 east of Eden.
The Beginning of Civilization
4:17 Cain had marital relations 6 with his wife, and she became pregnant 7 and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was building a city, and he named the city after 8 his son Enoch. 4:18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father 9 of Mehujael. Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.
4:19 Lamech took two wives for himself; the name of the first was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah.