Genesis 4

I. Introduction
A. Recap of the events surrounding the Fall in Genesis 3
B. Transition to the narrative of Adam and Eve’s descendants, starting with Cain and Abel

II. The Offering and Murder of Abel
A. Verses 1-2: Birth of Cain and Abel, their respective occupations (tiller of the ground and keeper of sheep)
B. Verses 3-5: Cain offers produce from the ground as an offering, while Abel offers a lamb from his flock; God accepts Abel’s offering but rejects Cain’s
C. Verses 6-7: God warns Cain about sin and urges him to do what is right
D. Verses 8-9: Cain becomes angry and jealous of Abel, leading to his murder
E. Verses 10-12: God confronts Cain and pronounces a curse upon him

III. Consequences and Generations of Cain
A. Verses 13-15: Cain expresses fear of being killed and receives a mark of protection from God
B. Verses 16-17: Cain settles in the land of Nod and builds a city
C. Verses 18-24: The genealogy of Cain’s descendants, including the invention of various arts and the development of civilization

IV. Birth of Seth and the Lineage of Adam
A. Verse 25: Adam and Eve have another son named Seth, whom they consider a replacement for Abel
B. Verses 26-5: The genealogy of Adam through Seth’s lineage, spanning several generations

V. Conclusion
A. Summary of the events in Genesis 4
B. Transition to the subsequent chapters and the further development of human history

Note: This outline provides a general structure of Genesis 4, focusing on the story of Cain and Abel and the consequences of their actions. It also includes the genealogical information and the birth of Seth, who becomes the ancestor of subsequent generations. The actual chapter contains additional details, dialogues, and names of individuals that are not included in this outline.