Honokaa Seventh-day Adventist Church
Honokaa Seventh-day Adventist Church
To Restore the Image of God in Man
To Restore the Image of God in Man

Who was Cain’s wife?

The only mention of Cain’s wife is in Genesis 4:17, where Cain and his wife had a son. They soon named a city after their son. The Bible does say that Adam and Eve had other children besides Cain and Abel (Genesis 5:4). No doubt it was one of these daughters that Cain took for a wife. 

God commanded humanity to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28; 9:1) and thus it was necessary to marry one’s own relative. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob married their own relatives so as to avoid intermarrying non-believers. Later however, Moses commanded close intermarriages between members of the same family to be prohibited (see Leviticus 18:6-17).

What does the Bible say about Cain’s Life?

Only one verse in the Bible, Genesis 4:17, mentions Cain’s wife, however most of Genesis chapter 4 tells the story of Cain. The high-points of this chapter include: the birth of Cain and Abel, the sacrifice both brothers bring to the Lord, Cain murdering his brother and Cain & his wife’s son. The chapter ends with Adam and Eve having another son named Seth. This is what Genesis 4:25 says, "And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, 'For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.'”

Sabbath Time


Place: Kamuela, HI

Start: 12:08 PM, Oct 30 2020

End: 12:07 PM, Oct 31 2020

John 14:1-3