Genesis 4:1-16 NAS

Cain and Abel

1 Now the man ahad relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to bCain, and she said, "I have gotten a cmanchild with the help of the LORD."

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    • ­ 4:1 - Lit "knew"
    • ® 4:1 - I.e. gotten one
    • ¯ 4:1 - Or "man, the LORD
      2 Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And 1Abel was 2a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

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      3 So it came about din the course * of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground.

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        • ° 4:3 - Lit "at the end of days"
          4 3Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And 4the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering;

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          5 but 5for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So 6Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

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          6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "7Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?

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          7 "8If you do well, ewill not your countenance be lifted up? 9And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, 10but you must master it."

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            • ± 4:7 - Or "surely you will be accepted"
              8 Cain ftold Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and 11killed him.

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              9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "12Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"

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              10 He said, "What have you done? 13The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground.

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              11 "Now 14you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

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              12 "15When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; 16you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."

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              13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is too great to bear!
              14 "Behold, You have 17driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and 18I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and 19whoever finds me will kill me."

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              15 So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him 20sevenfold." And the LORD g21appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.

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                • ³ 4:15 - Or "set a mark on"
                  16 Then Cain went out from the presence 22of the LORD, and hsettled in the land of iNod, east of Eden.

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                    • ´ 4:16 - Lit "dwelt"
                    • µ 4:16 - I.e. wandering