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Cain and Abel
August 1, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 4:

Cain and Abel

August 1, 2021 / Genesis 4:

The story of Cain and Abel is the story of of Adam’s children not of Adam’s children

So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh – Genesis 2:21 (NIV)

2000 BC (Abraham of Sarah) She is my half sister – Genesis 20:2 (Mess)

1400 BC None of you shall marry a near relative… Lev 18:6-7 (TLB)

(v.1) (to the serpent) And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel – Genesis 3:15 (NASB95)

Cain: He will

Cain: Qayin – from qanah – to procure, especially by purchase

(v.2) Abel: Hebel – emptiness or vanity (Strong’s)

As our story begins Cain is probably over

When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father…Seth… and he had other sons and daughters – Genesis 5:3-4

The Plot Thickens (vv.3-5)

God wants us to know that Adam (the First Father) taught his kids to go to and bring an

Cain brought but Abel brought

In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. – Genesis 4:3-4 (NIV)

(v.5) Abel wanted to look good before

Cain wanted to look good before

“Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup…you love the front seats in the synagogues…from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah… And when He left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very hostile – Luke 11:39-53 (NASB)

God’s rejection of Cain’s offering was a from God, so Cain could see what’s going on in his (v.5)

Good News: God is to Cain (vv.6-7)

Then he questioned with him in many words; but he (Jesus) answered him nothing. – Luke 23:9 (KJV)

Cain can respond with: (v.5)

1. his countenance fell (v.5)

2. Cain became very angry (v.5)

3. Or he could just

(v.8) When people are angry at they take it out on the person that God is

God isn’t looking for but (v.9)

(v.12) When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant (nuwa) and a wanderer (nuwd) on the earth.

– Genesis 4:12 (NASU)

Vagrant: Nuwa – to wander (BD&B)

Wanderer: Nuwd – to wander (Strong’s)

(v.16) So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod (Nod), east of Eden. – Genesis 4:16 (NIV)

Nod: wandering (BD&B) Eden: pleasure (BD&B)

(vv.17-18) Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?…Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names. …This is the way of those who are foolish, – Psalms 49:6-13 (NASU)

Irad: Fugitive (Strong’s) Mehujael: smitten by God (BD&B)

Methusael: who is of God (BD&B) Lamech: powerful (BD&B)

(v.19) Adah: ornament (BD&B) Zillah: shadow, protection (FBD)


Jabal: Jubal – to flow, to bring (especially with pomp) (Strong’s)

Naamah: Pleasure (Strong’s) Beautiful (Easton’s)

Tubal: Cain – thou will be brought of Cain


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