and Abel also brought of (A)the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord (B)had regard for Abel and his offering, but (C)for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? (D)If you do well, will you not be accepted?[a] And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. (E)Its desire is contrary to[b] you, but you must rule over it.”

Cain spoke to Abel his brother.[c] And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and (F)killed him.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 4:7 Hebrew will there not be a lifting up [of your face]?
  2. Genesis 4:7 Or is toward
  3. Genesis 4:8 Hebrew; Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate add Let us go out to the field

12 We should not be like (A)Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? (B)Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.

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