Genesis 4:7-17 NIV

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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8 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”a While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

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    • r 4:8 - Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Masoretic Text does not have "“Let’s go out to the field.”"
      9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

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      10 The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.
      11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

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      12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”

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      13 Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is more than I can bear.
      14 Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”
      15 But the LORD said to him, “Not sob ; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.

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        • s 4:15 - Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew "Very well"
          16 So Cain went out from the LORD’s presence and lived in the land of Nod,c east of Eden.

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            • t 4:16 - "Nod" means "wandering" (see verses 12 and 14).
              17 Cain made love to his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch.

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