And Man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, a and said, I have acquired a man with Jehovah.
And she further bore his brother Abel. b And Abel was a shepherd, c but Cain was a husbandman. d3
And in process of time e it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering f to Jehovah.
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of their fat. And Jehovah looked upon Abel, and on his offering;
and upon Cain, and on his offering, he did not look. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
And Jehovah said to Cain, Why art thou angry, and why is thy countenance fallen?
If thou doest well, will not [thy countenance] look up [with confidence]? g and if thou doest not well, sin h lieth at the door; and unto thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
And Cain spoke to Abel his brother, and it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
And Jehovah said to Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper?
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.
And now be thou cursed from the ground, which hath opened its mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.
When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield thee its strength; a wanderer and fugitive shalt thou be on the earth.
And Cain said to Jehovah, My punishment is too great to be borne. i14
Behold, thou hast driven me this day from the face of the ground, and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a wanderer and fugitive on the earth; and it will come to pass, [that] every one who finds me will slay me.
And Jehovah said to him, Therefore, whoever slayeth Cain, it shall be revenged sevenfold. And Jehovah set a mark on Cain, lest any finding him should smite j him.
And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land of Nod, k toward the east of Eden.