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Genesis 4:9  (1611 King James Bible)

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And the LORD said vnto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And hee said, I know not: Am I my brothers keeper?


- 1611 King James Bible

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Other Translations of Genesis 4:9

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where [is] Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: [Am] I my brother's keeper?
- King James Version (Cambridge Edition)

And Jehovah said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? And he said, I have no idea: am I my brother's keeper?
- Basic English Bible

And the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? And he said, I have no idea: am I my brother's keeper?
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?" He said, "I don't know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto Cain, `Where [is] Abel thy brother?' and he saith, `I have not known; my brother's keeper -- I?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Cain: 'Where is Abel thy brother?' And he said: 'I know not; am I my brother's keeper?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

 

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View Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:9

4:9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? - God knew him to be guilty; yet he asks him, that he might draw from him a confession of his crime; for those who would be justified before God, must accuse themselves. And he said, I know not - Thus in Cain the devil was both a murderer, and a liar from the beginning. Am I my Brother's keeper? - Sure he is old enough to take care of himself, nor did I ever take charge of him. Art not thou his keeper? If he be missing, on thee be the blame, and not on me, who never undertook to keep him.

 

Jamie's comment on 2014-04-07 00:50:33:

God was not testing Cain 's honesty. God ask to show Cain who he Cain is. Cain didn 't say he doesn 't know where his brother is. He said I am not his keeper. Which is basically, I am not telling you because I don 't business with where he is and why should I even know. It showing how careless, cruel, and how wicked of a heart Cain has. I mean, he killed his brother in cold blood.

 


sam's comment on 2014-02-06 07:29:34:

response to josh comment. I agree God is all knowing. I just don\'t know if I can agree with the later part of your statement. \" He asked Cain that question to test his honesty! \" God already knew what Cain would say.

 


Ves's comment on 2013-12-09 17:10:57:

If God knows all, why ask the question in the first place? It not as though he didn\'t know Cain would lie. His test is useless as he already knew the answer. Furthermore, did God not know Cain would kill Able? Even before their conceptions, God should have known the outcome, correct?

 


Josh's comment on 2012-09-11 22:18:44:

\"Where is Abel thy brother?\" God asks Cain. Now, any scoffer will look at this verse and say; \"If God really IS all-knowing then why is he asking Cain a question if he should already know the answer?\" Well its very simple; God IS all-knowing so he will not ask a question when he knows the answer. He asked Cain that question to test his honesty! Then Cain says he doesn\'t know. So he just lied to God, which is a VERY BIG mistake!

 


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