New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Genesis 4:3–8

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3 So it came about 1in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the Lord of the fruit of the ground.

4 aAbel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And bthe Lord had regard for Abel and for his offering;

5 but afor Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So bCain became very angry and his countenance fell.

6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “aWhy are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?

7 “aIf you do well, 1will not your countenance be lifted up? bAnd if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, cbut you must master it.”

8 Cain 1told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and akilled him.

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