Genesis 4:8

“And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to passe when they were in the field, that Cain rose vp against Abel his brother, and slew him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Cain said to his brother, Let us go into the field: and when they were in the field, Cain made an attack on his brother Abel and put him to death.
- Basic English Bible

And Cain spoke to Abel his brother, and it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
- Darby Bible

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
- Webster's Bible

Cain said to Abel, his brother, "Let's go into the field." It happened when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him.
- World English Bible

And Cain saith unto Abel his brother, [`Let us go into the field;'] and it cometh to pass in their being in the field, that Cain riseth up against Abel his brother, and slayeth him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Cain spoke unto Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:8


4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother - The Chaldee paraphrast adds, that Cain, when they were in discourse, maintained there was no judgment to come, and that when Abel spoke in defence of the truth, Cain took that occasion to fall upon him. The scripture tells us the reason wherefore he slew him, because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous; so that herein he shewed himself to be a child of the devil, as being an enemy to all righteousness. Observe, the first that dies is a saint, the first that went to the grave, went to heaven. God would secure to himself the first fruits, the first born to the dead, that first opened the womb into another world.


Discussion for Genesis 4:8

  • Anonymous for verse 8
    Not to be confrontational, but to attribute the concept of a hereafter to Aristotle (who died in 322 BC) while sitting in front of this particular document (given sometime before 1273 BC)...
  • Wesley's Notes

    Sorry, but you are wrong. Life after death is a pagan philosophy insituted by aristotle and socrates to dumb down the masses. They didnt believe in it al all. There is also many bible quotes that back this up. Think about it, if the soul was immortal and instantly rose, then what would be the point of the ressurection and 2nd coming of Jesus. The bible says, "The dead in Christ shall rise" and the sea will give up its dead. If judgment happened already why would this be necessary??

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