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

  • 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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