Genesis 4

Xhosa

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1 Ke kaloku uAdam wamazi uEva umkakhe; wamitha wazala uKayin, wathi, Ndizuze indoda ngoYehova.

2 Waphinda wazala umninawa wakhe, uAbheli; uAbheli waba ngumalusi wezimvu, uKayin waba ngumsebenzi womhlaba.

3 Kwathi ekupheleni kwamihla ithile, uKayin wathabatha eziqhameni zomhlaba, wazisa umnikelo kuYehova.

4 UAbheli wazisa naye, ethabathe kumazibulo ezimvu zakhe, kwezinamanqatha. Waza uYehova wambheka uAbheli nomnikelo wakhe.

5 Akambheka uKayin nomnikelo wakhe. Waqumba kunene uKayin, basangana ubuso bakhe.

6 Wathi uYehova kuKayin, Yini na ukuba uqumbe, yini na ukuba busangane ubuso bakhe?

7 Ukuba uthe walungisa, abuyi kuswabuluka ubuso yini na? Ukuba uthe akwalungisa, isono sibuthumile ngasesangweni, singxamele wena; ke wena, silawule.

8 Wathetha uKayin noAbheli umninawa wakhe, kwathi besendle, wesuka uKayin wamvunukela uAbheli umninawa wakhe, wambulala.

9 Wathi uYehova kuKayin, Uphi na uAbheli, umninawa wakho? Wathi yena, Andazi; ndingumgcini womninawa wam, yini na?

10 Wathi, Wenze ntoni na? Izwi legazi lomninawa wakho liyakhala emhlabeni kum.

11 Ngoko uqalekisiwe emhlabeni, owakhamise umlomo wawo ukuba ulithabathe igazi lomninawa wakho esandleni sakho.

12 Xenikweni uwusebenzayo umhlaba, awusayi kuphinda ukunike amandla awo; uya kubhadula uphalaphale ehlabathini.

13 Wathi uKayin kuYehova, ityala lam likhulu ngokungenakuthwalwa.

14 Yabona, undigxdothile namhla phezu komhlaba; ndiya kusithela nasebusweni bakho, ndibhadule ndiphalaphale ehlabathini bathi bonke abantu abandifumanayo bandibulale.

15 Wathi uYehova kuye, xa kunjalo, bonke ababulala uKayin kophindezelwa kubo kasixhenxe. UYehova wammisela uKayin umqondiso, ukuze bonke abamfumanayo bangamsiki.

16 Waphuma uKayin, wemka ebusweni bukaYehova; wahlala ezweni lakwaKuphalaphala phambi kwe-Eden.

17 UKayin wamazi umkakhe, wamitha, wazala uEnoki. Wakha umzi, wawuthiya loo mzi ngegama lonyana wakhe uEnoki.

18 UEnoki wazalelwa uIradi; uIradi wazala uMehuyaheli; uMehuyaheli wazala uMetusaheli; uMetusaheli wazala uLameki.

19 ULameki wazeka abafazi ababini; igama lomnye belinguAda, igama lowesibini belinguZila.

20 UAda wazala uYabhali yena waba nguyise wabahlala ezintenteni, nabafuyileyo.

21 Igama lomninawa wakhe belinguYubhali; yena waba nguyise wabo bonke abaphatha uhadi nogwali.

22 UZila uthe naye wazala uTubhalekayin, obekhanda yonke impahla enobukhali yobhedu nesinyithi; udade woTubhalekayin ebenguNahama.

23 Wathi uLameki kubafazi bakhe, ada noZila, liveni ilizwi lam. Bafazi bakaLameki, phulaphulani intetho yam. Sendibulele indoda ngenxa yenxeba lam, nendodana ngenxa yomvumbo wam.

24 Xa uKayin aya kuphindezelwa kasixhenxe, Yena uLameki uya kuphindezelwa kamashumi osixhenxe anesixhenxe.

25 UAdam wabuya wamazi umkakhe, wazala unyana, wathi igama lakhe nguSete, kuba wathi, UThixo undimisele enye imbewu esikhundleni sika-Abheli owabulawa nguKayin.

26 USete naye wazalelwa unyana, wathi igama lakhe nguEnoshe. Kwaqalwa oko ukunqulwa igama likaYehova.

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Study the Inner Meaning

Main explanation(s) from Swedenborg's works:

Arcana Coelestia 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, ...

Inner Meaning of Prophets and Psalms 405

Commentary on this chapter:

Other references by Swedenborg to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, ...

Doctrine of Sacred Scripture 103

True Christian Religion 466

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