Genesis 4:4–8; 1 John 3:12

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Genesis 4:4–8

and Abel also brought of vthe firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord whad regard for Abel and his offering, but xfor Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The Lord said to Cain, Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? yIf you do well, will you not be accepted?1 And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. zIts desire is contrary to2 you, but you must rule over it.

Cain spoke to Abel his brother.3 And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and akilled him.

1 John 3:12

12 We should not be like xCain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? yBecause his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.