1 Adam had sexual intercourse with his wife Eve. She became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said: »With the help of Jehovah I have brought forth a man.« 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3 As time went by, Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to Jehovah. 4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn (firstlings) of his flock. Jehovah looked with favor on Abel and his offering. 5 He did not look with favor on Cain and his offering. So Cain became very angry, and his face was downcast (he had a bad attitude). 6 Jehovah said to Cain: »Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 »If you do what is right, will not your attitude improve? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door. It desires to have you, but you must master it.« 8 While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. 9 Jehovah asked Cain: »Where is your brother Abel?« »I do not know,« he replied. »Am I my brother’s keeper?« 10 Jehovah said: »What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood (life) cries out to me from the ground. 11 »Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 »When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer (vagabond) on the earth.« 13 Cain said to Jehovah: »My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 »You are driving me from the land today. I will be hidden from your presence. I will be a restless (homeless) wanderer on the earth. And whoever finds me will kill me.« 15 Jehovah replied to him: »If anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over.« Then Jehovah put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 Cain went out from Jehovah’s presence and lived in the land of Nod (Fugitiveness). Nod is east of Eden. 17 Cain had intercourse with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Later Cain built a city. He named it after his son Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech. 19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute. 22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of copper and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah. 23 Lamech said to his wives: »Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. 24 »If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.« 25 Adam had intercourse with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth. She said: »God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.« 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on (proclaim) the name of Jehovah.
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26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
6 Our friends, we command you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to keep away from all believers who walk disorderly and who do not follow the instructions that we gave them.
17 »If he will not listen to them, let it come to the attention of the congregation. If he will not listen to the congregation, let him be to you as a heathen and a tax collector.
10 A divisive and dissentious man should be admonished, and after two times have nothing to do with that man.
10 Do not receive anyone into your house who comes to you and does not bring this teaching. Give him no greeting!
17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark those who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine you have learned and avoid them.
5 Deliver this one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
14 If anyone does not obey our word in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.
15 »If your brother does wrong to you, go to him in private. Clearly explain his error between you and him. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother back. 16 »If he does not listen to you, take one or two more people with you. Two or three witnesses may prove every case. 17 »If he will not listen to them, let it come to the attention of the congregation. If he will not listen to the congregation, let him be to you as a heathen and a tax collector. 18 »I tell you; whatever things are fixed by you on earth will be declared improper and unlawful in heaven. Whatever you make free on earth will be declared lawful in heaven. 19 »Again, I say to you, that if two of you are in agreement on earth about anything for which they will make a request, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 »Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in their midst.«
1 It is reported that there is sexual immorality among you. This type of fornication is not even found among the people of the nations (who do not know God). There is a man who has his father’s wife. 2 And you are proud! You should have been filled with sadness that he did this deed. And you should have ejected (expelled) (excommunicated) (disfellowshiped) him from your congregation. 3 I am not there with you in person. But I am with you in spirit. I have already judged the man who did this. 4 When you assemble in the name and with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, I will be with you in spirit. 5 Deliver this one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 6 Your boasting is not good. Do you know that a little leaven ferments the whole batch of dough? 7 Purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new batch of dough. For even Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us. 8 Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9 I wrote in a letter to you not to keep company with fornicators. 10 Yet you cannot completely avoid the fornicators of this world, nor the greedy persons, nor cheaters and robbers, nor those who worship idols. To do so you would have to leave this world. 11 I wrote you not to keep company with any man who is called a brother who is a fornicator, or who is greedy, or who worships idols, or constantly gets drunk, or cheats people. Do not even eat with such a person. 12 What have I to do with judging those outside (in the world)? Do we not judge those who are inside (the congregation)? 13 God judges those outside. Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.