And AdamknewEve his wife; and she conceived , and bareCain,a and said , I have gotten a manfrom the LORD.2
And she againbare his brotherAbel.b And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.3
And in processc of time it came to pass, that Cainbrought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.4
And Abel,he also brought of the firstlings of his flockd and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:5
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect . And Cain was verywroth , and his countenancefell .
And the LORDsaid unto Cain, Why art thou wroth ? and why is thy countenancefallen ?
7If thou doest well , shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well , sinlieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
And CaintalkedwithAbel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose upagainstAbel his brother, and slew him .
And the LORDsaid unto Cain,Where is Abel thy brother? And he said , I know not: Am I my brother'skeeper ?
And he said , What hast thou done ? the voice of thy brother'sbloodecrieth unto me from the ground.11
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother'sblood from thy hand;12When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforthyield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.13
And Cainsaid unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear .
Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid ; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass , that every one that findeth me shall slay me .
And the LORDsaid unto him, Therefore whosoever slayethCain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORDset a mark upon Cain,lest any finding him should kill him.
And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.