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;1 it desires to have you, but you must master it.2"
Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field."a And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.39
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"4 "I don't know,5" he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"
The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.611
Now you are under a curse7 and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you.8 You will be a restless wanderer9 on the earth.10"
Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear.
Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence;11 I will be a restless wanderer on the earth,12 and whoever finds me will kill me."1315
But the LORD said to him, "Not sob; if anyone kills Cain14, he will suffer vengeance15 seven times over.16" Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.
So Cain went out from the LORD's presence17 and lived in the land of Nod,c east of Eden.1817
Cain lay with his wife,19 and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city,20 and he named it after his son21 Enoch.