Genesis 4:9
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֤אמֶר
way-yō-mer
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3068 [e]יְהוָה֙
Yah-weh
YahwehN-proper-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
7014 [e]קַ֔יִן
qa-yin,
CainN-proper-ms
335 [e]אֵ֖י
’ê
where [is]Interrog
1893 [e]הֶ֣בֶל
he-ḇel
AbelN-proper-ms
251 [e]אָחִ֑יךָ
’ā-ḥî-ḵā;
your brotherN-msc | 2ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙
way-yō-mer
and He saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
notAdv-NegPrt
3045 [e]יָדַ֔עְתִּי
yā-ḏa‘-tî,
I do knowV-Qal-Perf-1cs
8104 [e]הֲשֹׁמֵ֥ר
hă-šō-mêr
KeeperV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
251 [e]אָחִ֖י
’ā-ḥî
of my brotherN-msc | 1cs
595 [e]אָנֹֽכִי׃
’ā-nō-ḵî.
[am] IPro-1cs









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 4:9 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־קַ֔יִן אֵ֖י הֶ֣בֶל אָחִ֑יךָ וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ לֹ֣א יָדַ֔עְתִּי הֲשֹׁמֵ֥ר אָחִ֖י אָנֹֽכִי׃

בראשית 4:9 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר יהוה אל־קין אי הבל אחיך ויאמר לא ידעתי השמר אחי אנכי׃

בראשית 4:9 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר יהוה אל־קין אי הבל אחיך ויאמר לא ידעתי השמר אחי אנכי׃

בראשית 4:9 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר יהוה אל קין אי הבל אחיך ויאמר לא ידעתי השמר אחי אנכי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"" I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's guardian?"
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