Bible: Genesis 4:8-16

4:8 Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” 1  While they were in the field, Cain attacked 2  his brother 3  Abel and killed him.

4:9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” 4  And he replied, “I don’t know! Am I my brother’s guardian? 5  4:10 But the Lord said, “What have you done? 6  The voice 7  of your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground! 4:11 So now, you are banished 8  from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 4:12 When you try to cultivate 9  the

ground it will no longer yield 10  its best 11  for you. You will be a homeless wanderer 12  on the earth.” 4:13 Then Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment 13  is too great to endure! 14  4:14 Look! You are driving me off the land 15  today, and I must hide from your presence. 16  I will be a homeless wanderer on the earth; whoever finds me will kill me.” 4:15 But the Lord said to him, “All right then, 17  if anyone kills Cain, Cain will be avenged seven times as much.” 18  Then the Lord put a special mark 19  on Cain so that no one who found him would strike him down. 20  4:16 So Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and lived in the land of Nod, 21  east of Eden.

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