Genesis 4:11
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New International Version
Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

New Living Translation
Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has swallowed your brother's blood.

English Standard Version
And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

New American Standard Bible
"Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

King James Bible
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So now you are cursed, alienated, from the ground that opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood you have shed.

International Standard Version
Now you're more cursed than the ground, which has opened to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

NET Bible
So now, you are banished from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

New Heart English Bible
Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So now you are cursed from the ground, which has received the blood of your brother whom you killed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.

New American Standard 1977
“And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now thou art cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

King James 2000 Bible
And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;

American King James Version
And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;

American Standard Version
And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened its mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now, therefore, cursed shalt thou be upon the earth, which hath opened her mouth and received the blood of thy brother at thy hand,

Darby Bible Translation
And now be thou cursed from the ground, which hath opened its mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.

English Revised Version
And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

Webster's Bible Translation
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

World English Bible
Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive the blood of thy brother from thy hand;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:8-15 Malice in the heart ends in murder by the hands. Cain slew Abel, his own brother, his own mother's son, whom he ought to have loved; his younger brother, whom he ought to have protected; a good brother, who had never done him any wrong. What fatal effects were these of our first parents' sin, and how must their hearts have been filled with anguish! Observe the pride, unbelief, and impenitence of Cain. He denies the crime, as if he could conceal it from God. He tries to cover a deliberate murder with a deliberate lie. Murder is a crying sin. Blood calls for blood, the blood of the murdered for the blood of the murderer. Who knows the extent and weight of a Divine curse, how far it reaches, how deep it pierces? Only in Christ are believers saved from it, and inherit the blessing. Cain was cursed from the earth. He found his punishment there where he chose his portion, and set his heart. Every creature is to us what God makes it, a comfort or a cross, a blessing or a curse. The wickedness of the wicked brings a curse upon all they do, and all they have. Cain complains not of his sin, but of his punishment. It shows great hardness of heart to be more concerned about our sufferings than our sins. God has wise and holy ends in prolonging the lives even of very wicked men. It is in vain to inquire what was the mark set upon Cain. It was doubtless known, both as a brand of infamy on Cain, and a token from God that they should not kill him. Abel, being dead, yet speaketh. He tells the heinous guilt of murder, and warns us to stifle the first risings of wrath, and teaches us that persecution must be expected by the righteous. Also, that there is a future state, and an eternal recompence to be enjoyed, through faith in Christ and his atoning sacrifice. And he tells us the excellency of faith in the atoning sacrifice and blood of the Lamb of God. Cain slew his brother, because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous, 1Jo 3:12. In consequence of the enmity put between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent, the war broke out, which has been waged ever since. In this war we are all concerned, none are neuter; our Captain has declared, He that is not with me is against me. Let us decidedly, yet in meekness, support the cause of truth and righteousness against Satan.
Study Bible
Cain Murders Abel
10He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground. 11"Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12"When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."…
Cross References
Galatians 3:10
All who rely on works of the Law are under a curse. For it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."

Genesis 3:14
The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;

Genesis 5:29
Now he called his name Noah, saying, "This one will give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the LORD has cursed."

Deuteronomy 28:15
"But it shall come about, if you do not obey the LORD your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:
Treasury of Scripture

And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;

Genesis 4:14 Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the earth; …

Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, …

Deuteronomy 27:16-26 Cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all …

Deuteronomy 28:15-20 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of …

Deuteronomy 29:19-21 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that …

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for …

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Job 16:18 O earth, cover not you my blood, and let my cry have no place.

Job 31:38-40 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain…

Isaiah 26:21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants …

Revelation 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and …

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