Adama lay with his wife1 Eve,2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain.b3 She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forthc a man."
Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.4 Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.53
In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering6 to the LORD.74
But Abel brought fat portions8 from some of the firstborn of his flock.9 The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,105
but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry?11 Why is your face downcast?
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door;12 it desires to have you, but you must master it.13"
Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field."d And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.149
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"15 "I don't know,16" he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"