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

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Discussion for Genesis 4:12

  • Br Chris for verse 12
    I think, God is LOVE.We can 't change anything afterall. God just honoured what Cain asked for,because he lied to God that he knew nothing about his br...
  • Rev. Tim George for verse 12
    The death penalty was not instituted until after the flood. GOD wanted to show us the only way to curb evil is eye for an eye tooth for a tooth. When we Love GOD with all our heart, mind, and. Soul, then we will Love our brother who is made in the image of GOD. Therefore you will not murder your brother or sister.
  • Anita forsman for verse 12
    To not have a relationship and safety of God To not be able to find any comforting no matter where he went a soul lost to wonder His hands no longer could bring any satisfaction
  • Did you notice that Cain's sin of murder wasn't considered by God to be a capital offense? He did not execute Cain for his crime but punished him with life without rest.
  • God has declared Cain the worlds very first criminal.

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