Genesis 4:16

“And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

¶ And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the East of Eden.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Cain went away from before the face of the Lord, and made his living-place in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.
- Basic English Bible

And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land of Nod, toward the east of Eden.
- Darby Bible

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
- Webster's Bible

Cain went out from Yahweh's presence, and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
- World English Bible

And Cain goeth out from before Jehovah, and dwelleth in the land, moving about east of Eden;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:16


4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt on the east of Eden - Somewhere distant from the place were Adam and his religious family resided: distinguishing himself and his accursed generation from the holy seed; in the land of Nod - That is, of shaking or trembling, because of the continual restlessness of his spirit. Those that depart from God cannot find rest any where else. When Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, he never rested after.


Discussion for Genesis 4

  • Len
    Gen 4:26 Confused by the translation....."call upon the name of the LORD." or profaned "the name of the LORD."
  • Lloyd
    I understand the state of evil. And the brothers Cain commiting murder of his own brother because of his own "evilness". But we become hardened against Gods words sometimes and we continue to make mistakes in our life never asking for Gods forgiveness. But there it is a curse or a blessing. You are wither with him or against him. No inbetween. Make up your mind. Whom do you serve.?
  • OneGod
    Cain offering was of plants from the earth. Abel's offering was a living sacrifice, shedding the blood of the lamb that contained the life of that lamb. God is pleased with a living sacrifice. Romans 8:9 12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should offer to God sacrifice that is pleasant to him
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    S. Dodd, look up "offering" and "sacrifice" in the Mirriam Webster dictionary; they appear to mean the same thing. First the act of sacrifice, it is an offering.
  • S. Dodd
    In our Bible study on Gen 4:4.The majority of the class say "offering" is the same as "sacrifice".We say that Abel had to kill the lamb as a sacrifice,.. burn the fat thereof as an offering unto the Lord. She says it was an "offering"..." Such as a child 'offers' a cookie to a friend"..she says that there is no "scriptural" proof that it was a "sacrifice" by Abel. Can u explain the difference? TY

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