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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Genesis 4:5


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    King James Bible - Genesis 4:5

    But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

    World English Bible

    but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

    Douay-Rheims - Genesis 4:5

    But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceedingly angry, and his countenance fell.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

    Original Hebrew

    ואל
    413 קין 7014 ואל 413 מנחתו 4503 לא 3808 שׁעה 8159 ויחר 2734 לקין 7014 מאד 3966 ויפלו 5307 פניו׃ 6440

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    Nu 16:15 Heb 11:4

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:5

    y a Caín y a su presente no mirˇ. Y se ensa˝ˇ Caín en gran manera, y decayˇ su semblante.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 4:5

    Verse 5. Unto
    Cain] As being unconscious of his sinfulness, and consequently unhumbled, and to his offering, as not being accompanied, as Hebel's was, with faith and a sacrifice for sin, he had not respect - He could not, consistently with his holiness and justice, approve of the one or receive the other. Of the manner in which God testified his approbation we are not informed; it was probably, as in the case of Elijah, by sending down fire from heaven, and consuming the sacrifice.

    Cain was very wroth] That displeasure which should have been turned against his own unhumbled heart was turned against his innocent brother, who, though not more highly privileged than he, made a much better use of the advantages which he shared in common with his ungodly and unnatural brother.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 - When Cain was born, Eve said, I have gotten a man from the Lord Perhaps she thought that this was the promised seed. If so, she wa wofully disappointed. Abel signifies vanity: when she thought she ha the promised seed in Cain, whose name signifies possession, she was s taken up with him that another son was as vanity to her. Observe, eac son had a calling. It is the will of God for every one to have something to do in this world. Parents ought to bring up their children to work. Give them a Bible and a calling, said good Mr. Dod, and God be with them. We may believe that God commanded Adam, after the fall, to shed the blood of innocent animals, and after their death to burn par or the whole of their bodies by fire. Thus that punishment whic sinners deserve, even the death of the body, and the wrath of God, of which fire is a well-known emblem, and also the sufferings of Christ were prefigured. Observe that the religious worship of God is no ne invention. It was from the beginning; it is the good old way, Jer 6:16 The offerings of Cain and Abel were different. Cain showed a proud unbelieving heart. Therefore he and his offering were rejected. Abe came as a sinner, and according to God's appointment, by his sacrific expressing humility, sincerity, and believing obedience. Thus, seeking the benefit of the new covenant of mercy, through the promised Seed his sacrifice had a token that God accepted it. Abel offered in faith and Cain did not, Heb 11:4. In all ages there have been two sorts of worshippers, such as Cain and Abel; namely, proud, hardened despiser of the gospel method of salvation, who attempt to please God in ways of their own devising; and humble believers, who draw near to him in the way he has revealed. Cain indulged malignant anger against Abel. He harboured an evil spirit of discontent and rebellion against God. God notices all our sinful passions and discontents. There is not an angry envious, or fretful look, that escapes his observing eye. The Lor reasoned with this rebellious man; if he came in the right way, he should be accepted. Some understand this as an intimation of mercy. "I thou doest not well, sin, that is, the sin-offering, lies at the door and thou mayest take the benefit of it." The same word signifies sin and a sacrifice for sin. "Though thou hast not done well, yet do no despair; the remedy is at hand." Christ, the great sin-offering, is said to stand at the door, Re 3:20. And those well deserve to perish in their sins, that will not go to the door to ask for the benefit of thi sin-offering. God's acceptance of Abel's offering did not change the birthright, and make it his; why then should Cain be so angry? Sinfu heats and disquiets vanish before a strict and fair inquiry into the cause.


    Original Hebrew

    ואל 413 קין 7014 ואל 413 מנחתו 4503 לא 3808 שׁעה 8159 ויחר 2734 לקין 7014 מאד 3966 ויפלו 5307 פניו׃ 6440


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