Genesis 4:10

“And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 4:10

And he said, What hast thou done? the voyce of thy brothers blood cryeth vnto me, from the ground.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 for Genesis 4:10

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.


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