Genesis 4:5
Parallel Verses
New International Version
but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

New Living Translation
but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.

English Standard Version
but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.

New American Standard Bible
but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he looked despondent.

International Standard Version
but he did not look favorably upon Cain and his offering. When Cain became very upset and depressed,

NET Bible
but with Cain and his offering he was not pleased. So Cain became very angry, and his expression was downcast.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
but he didn't approve of Cain and his offering. So Cain became very angry and was disappointed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
but unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

New American Standard 1977
but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but he did not look upon Cain and his present. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

King James 2000 Bible
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

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

American Standard Version
but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

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

Darby Bible Translation
and upon Cain, and on his offering, he did not look. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

English Revised Version
but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, 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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and unto Cain and unto his present He hath not looked; and it is very displeasing to Cain, and his countenance is fallen.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-7 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 was wofully disappointed. Abel signifies vanity: when she thought she had the promised seed in Cain, whose name signifies possession, she was so taken up with him that another son was as vanity to her. Observe, each 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 part or the whole of their bodies by fire. Thus that punishment which 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 new 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. Abel came as a sinner, and according to God's appointment, by his sacrifice 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 despisers 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 Lord reasoned with this rebellious man; if he came in the right way, he should be accepted. Some understand this as an intimation of mercy. If 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 not 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 this 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? Sinful heats and disquiets vanish before a strict and fair inquiry into the cause.
Study Bible
Cain and Abel
4Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering; 5but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell. 6Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?…
Cross References
Jude 1:11
Woe to them! They have traveled the path of Cain; they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam; they have perished in Korah's rebellion.

Numbers 16:15
Then Moses became very angry and said to the LORD, "Do not regard their offering! I have not taken a single donkey from them, nor have I done harm to any of them."

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Proverbs 29:10
Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.

Isaiah 3:9
The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.
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Job 5:2 For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the silly one.

Psalm 20:3 Remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice; Selah.

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