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Genesis 4:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then [men] began to call upon the name of the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And to Seth, to him also was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, to Seth—to him also, was born a son, and he called his name Enosh,—then, was a beginning made, to call on the name of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And to Seth, to him also a son hath been born, and he calleth his name Enos; then a beginning was made of preaching in the name of Jehovah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But to Seth also was born a son, whom he called Enos: this man began to call upon the name of the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And to Seth, to him also there was borne a sonne, and he called his name Enos: then began men to call vpon the Name of the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Seth had a son, and he called his name Enos: he hoped to call on the name of the Lord God.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And to Sheth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh: then began men to call upon the name of Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And to שֵׁת, 8352
{8352} Prime
שֵׁת
Sheth
{shayth}
From H7896; put, that is, substituted; Sheth, third son of Adam.
to him 1931
{1931} Prime
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
also x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
there was born 3205
{3205} Prime
יָלַד
yalad
{yaw-lad'}
A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage.
z8795
<8795> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 199
a son; 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
and he called 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
his name 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
n אֱנוֹשׁ: 583
{0583} Prime
אֱנוֹשׁ
'Enowsh
{en-ohsh'}
The same as H0582; Enosh, a son of Seth.
then x227
(0227) Complement
אָז
'az
{awz}
A demonstrative adverb; at that time or place; also as a conjugation, therefore.
began x2490
(2490) Complement
חָלַל
chalal
{khaw-lal'}
A primitive root (compare H2470); properly to bore, that is, (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an opening-wedge); denominatively (from H2485) to play (the flute).
men y2490
[2490] Standard
חָלַל
chalal
{khaw-lal'}
A primitive root (compare H2470); properly to bore, that is, (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an opening-wedge); denominatively (from H2485) to play (the flute).
z8717
<8717> Grammar
Stem - Hophal (See H8825)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 123
to call 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
upon the name 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
of Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 4:26

_ _ men began to call upon the name of the Lord — rather, by the name of the Lord. God’s people, a name probably applied to them in contempt by the world.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 4:25-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 4:26

And to Seth was born a son called Enos, which is the general name for all men, and speaks the weakness, frailty, and misery of man's state. Then began men to call upon the name of the Lord — Doubtless God's name was called upon before, but now, 1. The worshippers of God began to stir up themselves to do more in religion than they had done; perhaps not more than had been done at first, but more than had been done since the defection of Cain. Now men began to worship God, not only in their closets and families, but in public and solemn assemblies. 2. The worshippers of God began to distinguish themselves: so the margin reads it. Then began men to be called by the name of the Lord, or, to call themselves by it. Now Cain and those that had deserted religion had built a city, and begun to declare for irreligion, and called themselves the sons of men. Those that adhered to God began to declare for him and his worship, and called themselves the sons of God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 4:26

And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to (t) call upon the name of the LORD.

(t) In these days God began to move the hearts of the godly to restore religion, which had been suppressed by the wicked for a long time.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
am 235, bc 3769

To him:

Genesis 4:6-8 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? ... And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Enos:
Heb. Enosh, to call upon the name of the Lord. or, call themselves by the name of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 26:17-18 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: ... And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that [thou] shouldest keep all his commandments;
1 Kings 18:24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.
Psalms 116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
Isaiah 44:5 One shall say, I [am] the LORD'S; and another shall call [himself] by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe [with] his hand unto the LORD, and surname [himself] by the name of Israel.
Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, [but] not in truth, nor in righteousness.
Isaiah 63:19 We are [thine]: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.
Jeremiah 33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this [is the name] wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.
Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
Zephaniah 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.
Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
Ephesians 3:14-15 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ... Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
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Gn 4:6. Dt 26:17. 1K 18:24. Ps 116:17. Is 44:5; 48:1; 63:19. Jr 33:16. Jol 2:32. Zp 3:9. Ac 2:21; 11:26. Ro 10:13. 1Co 1:2. Ep 3:14.

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"huchal" root chalal #H2490 means to curse. Gen.4:26 And to Sheth, to him also a son was born. And he called his name Enoch. Then it was begun to call on the name of YHWH.

A Hebraic teacher say that the last sentence of this verse is literally translated that "At that time men profaned or defiled the name of the YHWH." IT IS VERY CONFUSING some translated' began' OR 'begun'???

- Marilyn (12/30/2012 11:44:10 PM) [qBible.com]
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