New International Version
Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear.
King James Bible
And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Darby Bible Translation
And Cain said to Jehovah, My punishment is too great to be borne.
World English Bible
Cain said to Yahweh, "My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Young's Literal Translation
And Cain saith unto Jehovah, 'Greater is my punishment than to be borne;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My punishment is greater than I can bear - The margin reads, Mine iniquity is greater than that it may be forgiven. The original words, גדול עוני מנשוא gadol avoni minneso, may be translated, Is my crime too great to be forgiven? words which we may presume he uttered on the verge of black despair. It is most probable that עון avon signifies rather the crime than the punishment; in this sense it is used Leviticus 26:41, Leviticus 26:43 1 Samuel 28:10; 2 Kings 7:9; and נשא nasa signifies to remit or forgive. The marginal reading is, therefore, to be preferred to that in the text.
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My punishment is greater than I can bear. or, Mine iniquity is greater than that it may be forgiven.
LibraryWhat Crouches at the Door
'If thou doest not well, sin croucheth at the door: and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.'--GENESIS iv. 7 (R. V.). These early narratives clothe great moral and spiritual truths in picturesque forms, through which it is difficult for us to pierce. In the world's childhood God spoke to men as to children, because there were no words then framed which would express what we call abstract conceptions. They had to be shown by pictures. But these early men, simple and childlike …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Cain and Abel. Gen 4:3-8
Extracts No. vii.
The Faith of Abraham.
When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."
Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."
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