Genesis 4:8

Hebrew Bible

6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why is your expression downcast? 7 Is it not true that if you do what is right, you will be fine? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it.” 8 Cain spoke to his brother Abel.21 While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. 9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” And he replied, “I don’t know! Am I my brother’s guardian?” 10 But the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground! Source

Date: 5th Century B.C.E. (Final composition) (based on scholarly estimates)

LXX Genesis 4:8

Septuagint

6 And the Lord God said to Kain, “Why have you become deeply grieved, and why has your countenance collapsed? 7 If you offer cor- rectly but do not divide correctly, have you not sinned? Be still; hisb recoursea is to you, and you willc rule over himd.” 8 And Kain said to his brother Habel, “Let us go through into the plain.” And it came about when they were in the plain, that then Kain rose up against his brother Habel and killed him. 9 And God said to Kain, “Where is your brother Habel?” And he said, “I do not know; surely I am not my broth- er’s keeper?” 10 And God said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the earth! Source

Date: 3rd Century B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)
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