Genesis 4:17–22 (ESV)
Cain and Abel (Part 4)
17 Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad fathered
Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech. 19 And Lamech took two wives. The name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 20 Adah bore Jabal;
he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. 22 Zillah also bore Tubal-cain;
he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
The big question for a lot of people is who did Cain marry?
Is she from other people that God created or is this a sister? Interesting question, but the Bible gives us the answer in a roundabout way. The Bible states that all mankind came from Adam and Eve. There are no “other” people
that God created outside of Adam and Eve. So that would make him marrying his sister, or a cousin. The Lutheran Study Bible states about his wife: “Apparently from among the other descendants of Adam and Eve to which Cain had previously referred
(v 14; cf 12:13, Abram’s marriage to his half-sister, Sarai). Such marriages were likely common in this earliest period of history. The Lord would later prohibit marriages to close kin (Lv 18).” We must take into account that Adam and Eve
lived a long life and that they could have had a ton of kids. The Bible is probably not giving a full family history of Adam and Eve.
I pray: O Lord,
I do not want to live outside your presence. I want to live a God pleasing life, but I know I fall short. Forgive me and help me to walk in your ways. Help me to always cling to the saving faith you gave me. Amen.