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The First Murder

3-4 At harvest time,[a] Cain brought a gift to the Lord. He brought some of the food that he grew from the ground, but Abel brought some animals from his flock. He chose some of his best sheep and brought the best parts from them.[b]

The Lord accepted Abel and his gift. But he did not accept Cain and his offering. Cain was sad because of this, and he became very angry.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 4:3 At harvest time Literally, “at the end of days.”
  2. Genesis 4:3 He chose … from them Literally, “He brought some of his firstborn sheep, especially their fat.”

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