Genesis 4:1-16 (Hebrew Names Version)

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1 The man knew Havah his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Kayin, and said, "I have gotten a man with the LORD's help." 2 Again she gave birth, to Kayin's brother Hevel. Hevel was a keeper of sheep, but Kayin was a tiller of the ground. 3 As time passed, it happened that Kayin brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the ground. 4 Hevel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat of it. The LORD respected Hevel and his offering, 5 but he didn't respect Kayin and his offering. Kayin was very angry, and the expression on his face fell. 6 The LORD said to Kayin, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen? 7 If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it." 8 Kayin said to Hevel, his brother, "Let's go into the field." It happened, when they were in the field, that Kayin rose up against Hevel, his brother, and killed him. 9 The LORD said to Kayin, "Where is Hevel, your brother?" He said, "I don't know. Am I my brother's keeper?" 10 The LORD said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries to me from the ground. 11 Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the eretz." 13 Kayin said to the LORD, "My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, you have driven me out this day from the surface of the ground. I will be hidden from your face, and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the eretz. It will happen that whoever finds me will kill me." 15 The LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever slays Kayin, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." the LORD appointed a sign for Kayin, lest any finding him should strike him. 16 Kayin went out from the LORD's presence, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of `Eden.
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