Genesis 4:3

“And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And in processe of time it came to passe, that Cain brought of the fruite of the ground, an offering vnto the LORD.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after a time, Cain gave to the Lord an offering of the fruits of the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering to Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering to the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

As time passed, it happened that Cain brought an offering to Yahweh from the fruit of the ground.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass at the end of days that Cain bringeth from the fruit of the ground a present to Jehovah;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:3


4:3 In process of time - At the end of days, either at the end of the year when they kept their feast of in - gathering, or at the end of the days of the week, the seventh day; at some set time Cain and Abel brought to Adam, as the priest of the family, each of them an offering to the Lord; for which we have reason to think there was a divine appointment given to Adam, as a token of God's favour notwithstanding their apostacy.


Discussion for Genesis 4:3

  • Peter A. Njoku for verse 3
    There is no doubt that that was not the first time they were bringing offering to the Lord. The idea of a father being the head in family altar surely did not start today. The verse said Cain brought. You dont bring to yourself. You give to yourself. He must have brought to the High Priest, which surely was no other person but Adam. The two sacrifices must have been done in their presence. Both of them saw how each sacrifice was received, hence Cain's reaction. Abel's reaction must have provoked his elder brother who did not take it light. May I learn from Cain's reaction. I pray in Jesus name.
  • was there an appointed time and place to bring to God an offering?

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