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.”

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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

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

  • Artie vanlandingham
    How could Cain be afraid he would be killed since he was the first son and no other people are mentioned? Is this just Gods choice among all flesh in all continents that failed to be Gods choice to reveal his word? Since Neanderthal DNA is not found in Africa is every Island a different race?
  • Åke
    God sayed to Cain thou shall rule over him. Over the sin . Cain not satan rule over the sin Cain had that choice
  • 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?

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