2:9 The one who says he is in the light but still hates 1 his fellow Christian 2 is still in the darkness. 2:10 The one who loves his fellow Christian 3 resides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 4 2:11 But the one who hates his fellow Christian 5 is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 6
3:14 The Lord God said to the serpent, 1
“Because you have done this,
cursed 2 are you above all the wild beasts
and all the living creatures of the field!
On your belly you will crawl 3
and dust you will eat 4 all the days of your life.
3:15 And I will put hostility 5 between you and the woman
and between your offspring and her offspring; 6
her offspring will attack 7 your head,
and 8 you 9 will attack her offspring’s heel.” 10
3:16 To the woman he said,
“I will greatly increase 11 your labor pains; 12
with pain you will give birth to children.
You will want to control your husband, 13
but he will dominate 14 you.”
3:17 But to Adam 15 he said,
“Because you obeyed 16 your wife
and ate from the tree about which I commanded you,
‘You must not eat from it,’
cursed is the ground 17 thanks to you; 18
in painful toil you will eat 19 of it all the days of your life.
3:18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
but you will eat the grain 20 of the field.
4:7 Is it not true 1 that if you do what is right, you will be fine? 2 But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching 3 at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it.” 4
4:8 Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” 5 While they were in the field, Cain attacked 6 his brother 7 Abel and killed him.
4:9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” 8 And he replied, “I don’t know! Am I my brother’s guardian?” 9 4:10 But the Lord said, “What have you done? 10 The voice 11 of your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground! 4:11 So now, you are banished 12 from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 4:12 When you try to cultivate 13 the
ground it will no longer yield 14 its best 15 for you. You will be a homeless wanderer 16 on the earth.”