12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you.(A) You will be a restless wanderer(B) on the earth.(C)

13 Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence;(D) I will be a restless wanderer on the earth,(E) and whoever finds me will kill me.”(F)

15 But the Lord said to him, “Not so[a]; anyone who kills Cain(G) will suffer vengeance(H) seven times over.(I)” Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence(J) and lived in the land of Nod,[b] east of Eden.(K)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 4:15 Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew Very well
  2. Genesis 4:16 Nod means wandering (see verses 12 and 14).

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