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

  • Patricia Wright
    I think Cain let his anger get the best of him.God gave him the same opportunity
    that his brother had .He wanted to do it
    His way instead of God's way.
  • Simon kariithi muthee
    As there were no written matterials to teach about offerings on those days, i believe God created man and put im him the spirit of giving as demonstrated by cain and Abel in verses 3 4. God sees the heart of man in sacrifices and offerings. How we relate to Him and where we heve placed Him in our lives.
  • Robbie
    GOD inspired the scriptures only, not all HE did and does. we only have generation of Adom and Eve written.the only question thats important to know the TRUTH about is that GOD does know all things and we dont, its above us.HE made all the people HE wanted to make and inspired writing of what HE gave us so far.let us be thankful and joy does come.
  • Jerry Hatcher
    Every person that has ever lived are descendants of Adam and Eve Gen 3:20. In Gen 1:28 God told them to be fruitful and multiply. Therefore, since there was no other humans on earth except their descendants, and they had multiple children, in order to multiply they had to intermarry. The same as Noah and his 3 sons
  • Jerry Hatcher
    Genesis 1:26, 27, 28 is generalized while talking about the 6 days of creation. Genesis 2:7 and 8 give the details of how he created mankind (Adam
  • Karl
    responds to Billy; I ask the same question regarding cain's wife. If you read Genesis 1:26,27,28, then read Genesis 2:8, did the LORD create humans, and then create the Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve, planting a seed so to speak? How's that sound to you? Anybody else have the same question? Looking for an insightful answer.

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