New International Version
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?
King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Cain, Why art thou angry, and why is thy countenance fallen?
World English Bible
Yahweh said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen?
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto Cain, 'Why hast thou displeasure? and why hath thy countenance fallen?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Why art thou wroth? - This was designed as a gracious warning, and a preventive of the meditated crime.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
But the LORD replied, "Is it right for you to be angry?"
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it."
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