Now Adam a slept with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When the time came, she gave birth to Cain, b and she said, "With the LORD's help, I have brought forth c a man!"
Later she gave birth to a second son and named him Abel.When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain was a farmer.
At harvesttime Cain brought to the LORD a gift of his farm produce,
while Abel brought several choice lambs from the best of his flock. The LORD accepted Abel and his offering,
but he did not accept Cain and his offering. This made Cain very angry and dejected.
"Why are you so angry?" the LORD asked him. "Why do you look so dejected?
You will be accepted if you respond in the right way. But if you refuse to respond correctly, then watch out! Sin is waiting to attack and destroy you, and you must subdue it."
Later Cain suggested to his brother, Abel, "Let's go out into the fields." d And while they were there, Cain attacked and killed his brother.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)