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

  • Billy Blazier
    On the sixth day God created them male and female of all races Kane was banished from his family who only had two sons Kane killed Able and went to the land of nod and found a wife their were no sisters to Kane or daughters born to Adam and Eve until Kane was gone pray for understanding when you read
  • Bill
    God did not create the races on the sixth day, He created the one race of man; that is the human race. The human race consisted of two people Adam and Eve. Cain may have been around 100 years of age. He had to have married someone who was close kin, there were no other people to marry. He was not driven from his wife, they became one.
  • Billy Blazier
    Kane was banished from his family so it couldn't be a sister but on sixth day God created all races and created them male and fale this is how Kane found a wife
  • Larry Nix
    Start reading Genesis from the start. It will tell you of the two creations, Man and Woman first ,then Adam and Eve. What GOD doesn't condone later he wouldn't condone in the beginning.
  • Mim
    Thanks Joninice I guess my Sunday school teacher didn't want to get into brother marrying sisters with a bunch of pre teen kids. I hadn't thought of Cains wife in years. Your answer makes it clear. And Brianca question made me go back and re read Genesis. I really enjoyed it. Thanks Brianca for asking. Asking questions shows you are striving to learn all you can about the Lord.
  • Joninice
    Who was Cain's wife? The only possible answer is a sister. Adam and Able were the only other men that God gives us record of in the Bible. There is no record of Able leaving any children or even having a wife so Cain took a sister as a wife. Some people teach there were other people created but we have no record of this in the Bible. God created Adam and Eve, they had children. Gen. 5:4

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