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6.

0. And the Lord said unto Kain, Why art thou angry, and why is thy countenance dejected ? .

P.J. And the Lord said unto Kain, Why art thou angry, and why are the features of thy face caft down?

7. 0. If thou doest well thy works, will it not be forgiven thee? and if thou doeft not well thy works, thy fin is reserved unto the day of judgment, in which it shall come to pass that vengeance shall be taken on thee, if thou doft not repent; but if thou repent, it shall be forgiven thee.

P.J. If thou doest well thy works, will not thy sin be forgiven thee? and if thou doeft not well thy works in this world, thy sin is reserved unto the day of the great judgment: and fin lieth at the doors of thy heart : but into thy hand have I delivered the* power over the evil inclination, and towards thee shall be its desire, and thou shalt be a ruler over it, whether unto righteousness or unto fin.

J. If thou doest well thy works in this world, will it not be pare. doned and forgiven thee in the world to come? and if thou doeft not well thy works in this world, thy sin is reserved unto the day of the great judgment, and lieth at the door of thy heart: but into thy hand have I delivered* power over the evil inclination, and thou shalt rule over it, · whether unto purification or unto fin.

8. 0. And Kain conversed with Hebel his brother. And it came to pass, as they were in the field, that Kain rose up against Hebel his brother, and flew him. · P.J. And Kain said to Hebel bis brother : Come, and let us both go into the field : and it came to pass that, when they had both gone into the; field, Kain answered and said to Hebel : I perceive that in mercies the world was created, but it is not governed according to the fruits of good works, and there is respect of persons in judgment : for what cause was thy offering accepted, while my offering was not received from me with good will? Hebel answered and said to Kain : In mercies the world was created, and according to the fruits of good works it is governed, and there is no respect of persons in judgment: and because the fruits of my works were better than those from thine band, and preferable to those of thine hand, iny offering was accepted with good-will. Kain answered and said to Hebel : There is no future judgment, neither is there a judge, neither is there another world, neither will there be given a good reward to the just, neither will vengeance be taken on the wicked., Hebel answered and said to Kain: There is a judgment, and there is a judge, and there is another world, and there is good reward to be given to the righteous, and vengeance will be taken on the wicked. And on account of these words they strove upon the face of the field; and Kain, rose up against Hebel his brother, and dashed a stone in his forehead and killed him.

J. And Kain said unto Hebel his brother: Come, and let us go upon the face of the field : and it came to pass when they had both of them gone forth upon the face of the field, Kain answered and said to Hebel his * Its power.

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brother : There is no judgment, neither is there a judge, neither is there another world; and there is no good recompence to be given to the just, neither is there vengeance to be taken on the wicked : neither was the world created in mercies, neither in mercies is it governed: from what cause was thy offering accepted from thec with good-will, and from me it was not accepted with good-will? Hebel answered and said to Kain : There is a judgment, and there is a judge, and there is another world, and there is a good recompence to be given to the just, and vengeance to be taken on the wicked : and in mercies the world was created, and in mercies it is governed. Surely, according to the fruit of good works it is governed : inasmuch as my works were more pleasing than those from thine hand, my offering was accepted from me with good-will, and from thee it was not received with good-will. And as they two were contending on the face of the field, Kain rose up against Hebel his brother, and New him.

9. 0. And the Lord said unto Kain: Where is Hebel thy brother? And he said: I know not: am I my brother's keeper ?

P.J. And the Lord said unto Kain : Where is Hebel thy brother? And he said, I know not : am I the keeper of my brother?

10. 0. And he said: What hast thou done? the voice of the *blood of the families, that would have proceeded from thy brother, crieth before me out of the earth.

P.J. And he said : What haft thou done? the voice cf the *blood of the murder of thy brother, which is absorbed by the dust, crieth before Ine out of the earth.

J. The voice of the *blood of the congregations of the just, who were to have arisen from Hebel tlıy brother.

. 11. 0. And now, cursed art thou of the earth, which hath opened her mouth, and hath received the blood* of thy brother from thy hands.

P.J. And now, in return for thy having killed him, cursed art thou of the earth, which hath opened her mouth, and hath received the blood of thy brother from thine hand.

12. 0. When thou shalt till the earth, it shall not continue to give its wealth to thee; a wanderer and a vagabond shalt thou be upon the earth.

P.J. When thou shalt cultivate the earth, she shall not continue to give unto thee the strength of her fruits : a vagabond and an exile shalt thou be upon the earth.

13. 0. And Kain said before the Lord : My sin is greater than can be forgiven.

P.J. And Kain said before the Lord: My rebellion is much heavier than I am able to bear : but there is power with thee to enable me to bear

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J. And Kain said besore the Lord : These my fins are more than I

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14. : 0. Behold, thou hast cast me out this day from the face of the earth, and it is not possible for me to hide myself from before thee, and I thal) be a wanderer and a vagabond upon the earth, and it thall come to pass, that whosoever shall find me will say me.

P.J. Behold, thou hast driven me forth this day from the face of the earth : is it pollible that I can be concealed from thy pretence : and if I thall be a vagabond and an exile upon the earth, every innocent person who thall find me will kill me.

15. 0. And the Lord said unto him: Therefore, whosoever fhall say Kain, vengeance thall be taken upon him, for seven generations: and thie Lord set on Kain a mark, in order that whosoever might find him might not slay him.

P.). And the Lord said unto him : Behold now, whosoever fhall kill Kain, vengeance shall be taken on him, for seven generations : and the Lord inscribed a letter from the great and glorious name, upon the face of Kain, in order that whosoever might find him, when he perceived it, thould not kill him.

16. 0. And Kain went forth from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt a wanderer and a vagabond in the land which had been made for him, of old time, in the garden of Eden.

P.J. And Kain went forth from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of the wandering of his exile, which had been cultivated for him, of old time, as the garden of Eden.

J. And Kain went forth from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land a fugitive and a vagabond, towards the East of the garden of Eden. But so it was that, before that Kain had slain his brother Hebel, the earth brought forth unto him fruits as the fruits of the garden of Eden : but from the time of his having finned and flain his brother, it* caused to Ipring up unto him thorns and thistles.

17. 0. And Kain knew his wife : and the conceived and bare Hanoch : and he was building a city, and he called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Hanoch.

P.J. And Kain knew his wife: and she conceived and bare Hanoch : and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his fon, Hanoch.

18. 0. And there was born unto Hanoch, Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael, and Mehujael begat Methusael, and Methufael begat Lemech.

P.J. And unto Hanoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael, and Mehujael begat Methusael, and Methusael begat Lemech.

19.

0. And Lemech took unto him two wives : the name of one was Adah, and the name of the second Zillah.

* It rendered in produce. Vol. III. Churchm. Mag. Sept. 1802.

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P.J. And Lemech took unto him two wives : the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the second Zillah.

20. 0. And Adah bare Jabal : he was the master of all who dwell in tents, and keep cattle.

P.J. And Adah bare Jabal : he was the chief among all them who dwell in tents, and possess cattle.

21.

0. And the name of his brother was Jubal : he was the master of all who presided over the psaltery, who knew how to strike the harp and the organ.

P.J. And the name of his brother was Jubal : he was the chief among all them who are set over the singing to the harp and the organs.

22. 0. And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-Kain, the master of all who know the workmanship of brass and of iron : and the fifter of Tubal-Kain was Naemah.

P.J. And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-Kain, the master of every workman who is skilled in the workmanship of brass and iron : and *the fifter of Tubal-Kain was Naemah, she was the mistress of lamentations and of Tongs.

23. 0. And Lemech said to his wives Adah and Zillah : Hear my voice, ye wives of Lemech, hearken to my words: I have not fain a man, that on his account 1 should bear sin, neither have I hurt a youth, that for his fake my feed should be destroyed.

P.J. And Lemech said unto his wives Adah and Zillah: Hear my voice, ye wives of Lemech, hearken to my words : for I have not killed a man, that we should be killed in his stead, neither have I destroyed a youth, that on his account my seed should perith.

24. 0. If rengeance for seven generations be suspended for Kain, Mall it not be for Lemech his son, for leventy and seven ?

P.J. If for Kain, who finned and returned in repentance, punishment is suspended for seven generations, for Lemech his son's son, who hath not finned, it is just that it Thould be suspended unto him for seventyseven generations ?

25. 0. And Adam again knew his wife, and the bare a fon, and the called his name Sheth : for the said : The Lord hath given me another son in the place of Hebel whom Kain flew.

P.J. And Adam again knew his wife, at the end of an hundred and thirty years after Hebel had been sain : and the bare a son, and the called his name Sheth : for the said : The Lord hath given to me another son in the place of Hebel whom Kain flew.

26. 0. And unto Sheth, unto him also was born a son, and he called his name Enosh : then in his days the sons of men defifted from praying in the name of the Lord.

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P.J. And unto Sheth also was born a son, and he called his name Enosh : that was the generation in whose days they began to go aftray, and made to themselves idols, and gave names to their idols after the name of the* Lord.

QUERIES ADDRESSED TO THE CLERGY. TO THE EDITORS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE.

GENTLEMEN, W ILL you be so good as insert the following Queries, &c. in your va

w luable Miscellany ? I only offer a few obfervations now upon them, and hope that you or some of your correspondents, who have better abilities and more leisure than I have, will favour the public with sentiments upon each of them, in the Orthodox Churchman's Magazine.

· A. V. C.

QUERIES.

1. IS it not desirable that neighbouring Clergymen would frequently confer, respecting the best mode of promoting Religion in their respective parishes ?

2. Would it not tend to the advancement of Religion, if Clergymen, each in his parish, would establish Book Societies, for books only upon religious and moral subjects, among the middle and lower classes of people?

3. Is it not possible to devise a better plan, for Friendly Societies, than that which is generally adopted ?

1. With respect to the first Query, I think that the inferior Clergy, in general, are not so fociable among themselves, -in other words, they do not so often visit each other, nor act fo unanimously, so much in concert, as the Diffenting Ministers, of every denomination.- A poor Curate may reside in a parish for several years, and not be acquainted with the Clergymen in the adjoining parishes.-- A few years ago I mentioned to a brother Clergyman that, it was desirble that the Clergymen in the neighbourhood should establish a Book Society, for books only upon theological subjects, and thould meet together once every month in each other's parith alternately. He approved of it, and said that he would endeavour to carry such a plan into execution. But it has not yet been done.

2. My reasons for wishing that Book Societies, under the direction of the Clergy, were established, are, in the first place, because such societies are already among Diflenters, who are very afliduous in circulating publications which are favourable to their opinions : and secondly, because the lower ranks of people (in parishes where Sunday Schools are established) are now able to read ; and it is certainly better, that good books should be put into their hands, than that they Thould run the risk of procuring only such peftilential writings as are too frequently to be seen, in the houses of the poor. It may not be improper for me to mention, that I and a few others, who generally attend with me at the Sunday Evening School, have, for a considerable time, taken in the Orthodox Churchman's Magazine, &c. and as several more wish to join us, we have agreed to extend our plan, and take in fome other publications.-I recommend to young men who have been in the Sunday Schools, and others

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