Genesis 4:5

“But vnto Cain, and to his offring he had not respect: and Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”

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Other Translations

But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
- King James Version

but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But in Cain and his offering he had no pleasure. And Cain was angry and his face became sad.
- Basic English Bible

and upon Cain, and on his offering, he did not look. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
- Darby Bible

But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
- Webster's Bible

but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.
- World English Bible

and unto Cain and unto his present He hath not looked; and it is very displeasing to Cain, and his countenance is fallen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

but unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:5


4:5 And Cain was wroth, and his countenance fell - Not so much out of grief as malice and rage. His sullen churlish countenance, and down - look, betrayed his passionate resentment.


Discussion for Genesis 4

  • 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.
  • Angel E.
    Where did all these wives come from? Bible only speaks of Adam, Eve, Abel, and Cain. And later on Seth... Never did say Eve bear a daughter.
  • Tyler (Pt. 6 of 5)(I miscounted)
    6 cont. Sometimes depending on how we question his Word can lead to doubt and I didn’t want Brenda to fall down that path. We also need to concentrate more on what his Word does say. His Word doesn't say anything about Cain’s wife being his sister. Hopefully this will clarify the subject more clearly.
  • Tyler (Pt. 5 of 5)
    6 cont. So, knowing who she was is basically irrelevant because of the wickedness. Besides, which is more important? Knowing the identity of one woman or knowing what wickedness can bring? And the reason why I said, “don’t question God’s Word” is because we are to trust in the LORD for the answers.
  • Tyler (Pt. 4 of 5)
    6. (Maybe this will help better) The reason why I wrote my comment in the way it was written is because I’m mentioning the theme that is taking place after Cain murdered Abel and that theme is wickedness. The wickedness that’s going on is one of the main focuses of the chapter. His wife was apparently wicked because look what happened after they had children.

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