4:9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” 1 And he replied, “I don’t know! Am I my brother’s guardian?” 2 4:10 But the Lord said, “What have you done? 3 The voice 4 of your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground! 4:11 So now, you are banished 5 from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 4:12 When you try to cultivate 6 the
ground it will no longer yield 7 its best 8 for you. You will be a homeless wanderer 9 on the earth.” 4:13 Then Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment 10 is too great to endure! 11 4:14 Look! You are driving me off the land 12 today, and I must hide from your presence. 13 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, 14 if anyone kills Cain, Cain will be avenged seven times as much.” 15 Then the Lord put a special mark 16 on Cain so that no one who found him would strike him down. 17 4:16 So Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and lived in the land of Nod, 18 east of Eden.