41The man was intimate with Eve, his wife. She conceived and gave birth to Cain. She said, “I have gotten a man with the Lord.”
4:1Or, following Martin Luther's translation, I have gotten a man, the Lord. Luther understood this comment as a statement of faith by Eve that the promise of Genesis 3:15 was already being fulfilled with Cain's birth. The Jerusalem Targum seems to support this interpretation with the reading I have acquired a man, the Angel of the Lord. The Hebrew verb qayin means get or acquire and is similar in sound to Cain's name.