Genesis 4:12

“When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yeeld vnto thee her strength: A fugitiue and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

when thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shalt thou be in the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

No longer will the earth give you her fruit as the reward of your work; you will be a wanderer in flight over the earth.
- Basic English Bible

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield thee its strength; a wanderer and fugitive shalt thou be on the earth.
- Darby Bible

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield to thee its strength: A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
- Webster's Bible

From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth."
- World English Bible

when thou tillest the ground, it doth not add to give its strength to thee -- a wanderer, even a trembling one, thou art in the earth.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shalt thou be in the earth.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 4

  • Every knee
    IN the earth, changed to ON the earth. Huge significance! The Lords Prayer also changed from IN, to ON.................IN is something they'd rather you didn't know with the 66 books we're left with.
  • A disciple
    Jevon; Murder is: the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. In the Law of the LORD, the one who premeditates to kill someone is worthy of death; and the innocent blood is not taken away from the land except by the blood of him that shed it. Accidental killing of a man is not murder; and the one who does it is granted asylum in a City of Refuge that he may escape the avenger.
  • Ann
    Murderer is mentioned 20 times in the KJV Bible. Numbers 35:16- 35:17- 35:18- 35:19-35:21- 35:30- 35:31 2 Kings 6:32- Job 24:14- Hosea 9:13- John 8:44- Acts 3:14- Acts 28:4 - 1 Peter 4:15- and 1 John 3:15 says, Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
  • Jevon
    What is a murderer? IS it the one that says Am I my brother's keeper or what is it at all?
  • HANS BOWERS
    I LIFE VERS 7/ IT IS POWERFUL
  • A disciple
    Dear Brother Jim; God has been able in every age to provide Himself good and faithful witnesses. No matter how much we may want to give the children of the devil the benefit of the doubt, and say, Maybe it was for this reason, or, maybe its because of that... and still find a way to blame ourselves; God Himself, at a certain point lets men have their own minds, and the kind of spirits they want.

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