Bible Book List

As of August 4th, Bible Gateway Classic will no longer be available. Start using the new BibleGateway.com today!

Genesis 4:25 New English Translation (NET Bible)

25 And Adam was intimate with[a] his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth, saying, “God has given[b] me another child[c] in place of Abel because Cain killed him.”


  1. Genesis 4:25 tn Heb “knew,” a frequent euphemism for sexual relations.
  2. Genesis 4:25 sn The name Seth probably means something like “placed”; “appointed”; “set”; “granted,” assuming it is actually related to the verb that is used in the sentiment. At any rate, the name שֵׁת (shet) and the verb שָׁת (shat, “to place, to appoint, to set, to grant”) form a wordplay (paronomasia).
  3. Genesis 4:25 tn Heb “offspring.”
New English Translation (NET)

NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2017 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. http://netbible.com All rights reserved.


1 of 1

You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more

Viewing of
Cross references