Parallel Bible results for Genesis 4:1-16

Young's Literal Translation

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Genesis 4:1-16

YLT 1 And the man knew Eve his wife, and she conceiveth and beareth Cain, and saith, `I have gotten a man by Jehovah;' NIV 1 Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” YLT 2 and she addeth to bear his brother, even Abel. And Abel is feeding a flock, and Cain hath been servant of the ground. NIV 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. YLT 3 And it cometh to pass at the end of days that Cain bringeth from the fruit of the ground a present to Jehovah; NIV 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. YLT 4 and Abel, he hath brought, he also, from the female firstlings of his flock, even from their fat ones; and Jehovah looketh unto Abel and unto his present, NIV 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, YLT 5 and unto Cain and unto his present He hath not looked; and it is very displeasing to Cain, and his countenance is fallen. NIV 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. YLT 6 And Jehovah saith unto Cain, `Why hast thou displeasure? and why hath thy countenance fallen? NIV 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? YLT 7 Is there not, if thou dost well, acceptance? and if thou dost not well, at the opening a sin-offering is crouching, and unto thee its desire, and thou rulest over it.' 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.” YLT 8 And Cain saith unto Abel his brother, [`Let us go into the field;'] and it cometh to pass in their being in the field, that Cain riseth up against Abel his brother, and slayeth him. NIV 8 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. YLT 9 And Jehovah saith unto Cain, `Where [is] Abel thy brother?' and he saith, `I have not known; my brother's keeper -- I?' NIV 9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” YLT 10 And He saith, `What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood is crying unto Me from the ground; NIV 10 The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. YLT 11 and now, cursed [art] thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive the blood of thy brother from thy hand; NIV 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. YLT 12 when thou tillest the ground, it doth not add to give its strength to thee -- a wanderer, even a trembling one, thou art in the earth.' NIV 12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.” YLT 13 And Cain saith unto Jehovah, `Greater is my punishment than to be borne; NIV 13 Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is more than I can bear. YLT 14 lo, Thou hast driven me to-day from off the face of the ground, and from Thy face I am hid; and I have been a wanderer, even a trembling one, in the earth, and it hath been -- every one finding me doth slay me.' NIV 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.” YLT 15 And Jehovah saith to him, `Therefore -- of any slayer of Cain sevenfold it is required;' and Jehovah setteth to Cain a token that none finding him doth slay him. NIV 15 But the LORD said to him, “Not so ; 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. YLT 16 And Cain goeth out from before Jehovah, and dwelleth in the land, moving about east of Eden; NIV 16 So Cain went out from the LORD’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

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