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Eve said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man.” Genesis 4:1

The literal translation of this quote from the original Hebrews reads: “I have gotten a man: Jehovah”.  The words “with the help of” were added to make sense of the text. In Genesis 3:15 God tells the serpent he will be defeated by Eve’s offspring. Since only God can defeat the devil, Eve assumed that Cain was the promised Savior. Her basic theology was correct but her timing was off. I love Eve’s faith; God said he would send a Saviour. She believed it.