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

  • Steve morrow
    ???---PSALM 90:10 THE DAYS OF OUR YEARS ARE THREESCORE AND TEN AND IF BY REASON OF STRENGTH THEY BE FOURSCORE YEARS YET IS THEIR STRENGTH LABOR AND SORROW FOR IT IS SOON CUT OFF AND WE FLY AWAY ------- 2 TIMOTHY 3:16 ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE FOR REPROOF FOR CORRECTION FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Roy
    Adam and Eve were told to be fruitful and to multiply upon the earth by our Lord. At this time it was brothers and sisters who came together to procreate. Today you would get birth defects because of our sinful nature which is also why we don't live as long. Cain had a mark set upon him by God and he was sent into the land of Nod, which is were he found his mate. (Sister)
  • Greg
    Where did Cains wife come from
  • Irene123
    C'mon all us people that DO believe in God and His WORD - let's, IN 'SOFT' answers and LOVE, show the Lord's truth to people ..............
  • Jewelene Jackson
    I think IT WAS DNA not a rib....so Men all your ribs are still in tack,.THE helex curb WAS DNA ....... ....
  • Edwin Oraelosi
    Cain the farmer killed Abel the shepherd. God made him a Nomad. Jabal became first of line of Herdsmen and jubal first minstrel. Cain's Descendants dominate the deserts...Arabia and elsewhere.

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