Genesis Chapter 4

Genesis 4

This study is of Genesis Chapter 4 the fourth of eleven in a series of studies of the first 11 chapters of the first book of the Bible. Learn about the first children ever created by mankind. Learn about the consequences of murder in the first family in history.

This resulted in the first tombstone, the first burial and the first funeral in history. One day we will no longer have any of these because Jesus Christ has conquered death for us. Praise God Almighty!

Your learning comes from reading and studying the Bible. After you have read the Scripture passage below, it's a good idea to answer the daily study questions.

Daily Study Questions

Day One

1. What might Eve have meant when she said in verse one of Genesis Chapter 4: “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man."?

2. Why did the Lord reject the offering of Cain and accept the offering of Abel?  

3. Cain was counseled by God to “do what is right” or he would become a servant to sin. What prevented him from listening to God? What did God mean when He said “do what is right”? Why was it wrong for Cain to become and stay so angry?

Day Two

4. What is the irony of Cain’s response to God’s punishment? How is God’s grace manifested towards Cain? 3. What does I John 3:12 teach us about Cain’s motives?

5. Fill in the family tree of the male descendants of Adam and Eve from Genesis Chapter 4. 

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Day Three

6. From Genesis Chapter 4, verses 10-12, what were the 3 aspects of Cain’s punishment?

7. What did Cain add to his punishment in verse 14 that God did  not impose upon him (Cain acted on this self imposition in Genesis Chapter 4, verse 16)?

8. What do the following verses from Genesis Chapter 4 tell you about the character of Cain?

  • Verses 3 – 5
  • Verses 6 – 8
  • Verse 9
  • Verse 13
  • Verse 16
  • Verse 17

Genesis 4

Day Four

9. Who do you think influenced Cain to become such a weak character and make such poor choices in his life?

10. Was it wrong for Lamech to marry two women? If so, why?

11. What is the meaning and purpose of Lamech’s poem or song?

Day Five

12. In considering Lamech’s poetry or song for his wives, what’s the difference between Lamech’s and Cain’s act or circumstance of killing?

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