Bible: Genesis 4:9-16

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.

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