Genesis 4:10

“And he said, What hast thou done? the voyce of thy brothers blood cryeth vnto me, from the ground.”

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Other Translations

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
- King James Version

He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.
- Darby Bible

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth to me from the ground.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries to me from the ground.
- World English Bible

And He saith, `What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood is crying unto Me from the ground;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And He said: 'What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto Me from the ground.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:10


4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? - Thou thinkest to conceal it, but the evidence against thee is clear and uncontestable, the voice of thy brother's blood crieth - He speaks as if the blood itself were both witness and prosecutor, because God's own knowledge testified against him, and God's own justice demanded satisfaction. The blood is said to cry from the ground, the earth, which is said, #Ge 4:11|, to open her mouth to receive his brother's blood from his hand. The earth did as it were blush to see her own face stained with such blood; and therefore opened her mouth to hide that which she could not hinder.


Discussion for Genesis 4

  • Hector D
    By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh Hebrews 11:4 . For it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul Leviticus 17:11 . Cain s offering of fruit was from the earth which was now cursed and quite unacceptable to God.
  • Hectord
    To Stan Jett. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother s righteous. I John 3:11-12 NKJV God rejected Cain because his works were evil.
  • Rexford
    what does chapter 4 vs 7 mean?
  • Lloyd Parr
    where did cains wife come from?
  • Methuselah
    ...angel e; genesis tells us that eve did in fact have "other sons and daughters"and tells us the same about the following generations...read genesis again
  • Bruce
    Eve had Children in The Garden( Genesis 3:20) She was The Mother of All Living. Other Translations Changed it to will become.

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