Genesis 4:1-7 NIV

Cain and Abel

1 Adama made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain.b She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forthc a man.”

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    • o 4:1 - Or "The man"
    • p 4:1 - "Cain" sounds like the Hebrew for "brought forth" or "acquired."
    • q 4:1 - Or "have acquired"
      2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.

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      3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD.

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      4 And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,

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      5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
      6 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?

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      7 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; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

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