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King James Version

Genesis 4:8–16

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And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and dslew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, eI know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? 10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. 11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 13 And Cain said unto the Lord, ||My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and ffrom thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, gthat every one that findeth me shall slay me. 15 And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him hsevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. 16 And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

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Heb. bloods.

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Or, Mine iniquity is greater than that it may be forgiven. ch. 19:15 marg. 1 Sam. 28:10. Job 21:19 marg.

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ch. 9:6.

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