and unto Cain and unto his present He hath not looked; and it is very displeasing to Cain, and his countenance is fallen.
Genesis 4:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Unto Cain - As being unconscious of his sinfulness, and consequently unhumbled, and to his offering, as not being accompanied, as Abel'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.
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Genesis 4:5 Parallel CommentariesAngry Cain Countenance Displeasing Downcast Expression Face Fallen Favor Fell Offering Pleasure Present Regard Respect Sad WrothAngry Cain Countenance Displeasing Downcast Expression Face Fallen Favor Fell Offering Pleasure Present Regard Respect Sad WrothTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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