Genesis 4:16

“And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the East of Eden.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Cain went away from before the face of the Lord, and made his living-place in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.
- Basic English Bible

And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land of Nod, toward the east of Eden.
- Darby Bible

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
- Webster's Bible

Cain went out from Yahweh's presence, and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
- World English Bible

And Cain goeth out from before Jehovah, and dwelleth in the land, moving about east of Eden;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:16


4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt on the east of Eden - Somewhere distant from the place were Adam and his religious family resided: distinguishing himself and his accursed generation from the holy seed; in the land of Nod - That is, of shaking or trembling, because of the continual restlessness of his spirit. Those that depart from God cannot find rest any where else. When Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, he never rested after.


Discussion for Genesis 4

  • Irene123
    Gen. 4:7 - "If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto the shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him."
    Paraphrase - If you'll do well, your brother will seek for your counsel, and you'll rule over him as the authoritative head of the family. "The Word Started it All."
  • Bruce
    James: Abel brought The First of his Flock,The Best. Cain did not. In the Process of time, eventually. Cain brought at best,second best. The Lord told him, if he done better he would be accepted.
  • Lu2677
    James Brown, You said they both did their best.V.5God had no respect for Cain's offering,so God did not think Cain did his best. V.7 "if thou doest not well, sin lies at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire (sin desires him), and you shall rule over him." (but God tells him you shall rule over sin.)
    This chapter is here because it is the word of God. And sadly we see the first murder.
  • James Brown
    I've wondered why that chapter's there
    And why was Abel blest
    So was it wrong to till the ground
    They both just did their best

    It might be that it answers why
    Some like us and some won't
    Remember that we're "godlike" men
    God loves us, others won't

    So Cain it says was driven out
    And founded all our line
    That leaves a lot to be desired
    None call us now divine


  • Wayne
    Jesus instructs not be called rabbi, Father, or great instructor. He is our everything, as He says. He is the mediator the new covenant. The old covenant is done away. Book of Hebrews.
  • Wayne
    Thank the Father for the Trinity, as stated by His Son!

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