Genesis 4:12



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."

King James Version

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

Holman Bible

If you work the land, it will never again give you its yield. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."

International Standard Version

Whenever you work the ground, it will no longer yield its produce to you, and you'll wander throughout the earth as a fugitive."

A Conservative Version

When thou till the ground, it shall not henceforth yield to thee its strength. A fugitive and a wanderer thou shall be on the earth.

American Standard Version

when thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shalt thou be in the earth.

Amplified

When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength; you shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth [in perpetual exile, a degraded outcast].

Bible in Basic English

No longer will the earth give you her fruit as the reward of your work; you will be a wanderer in flight over the earth.

Darby Translation

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield thee its strength; a wanderer and fugitive shalt thou be on the earth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

when thou tillest the ground, from now on it shall not yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

When thou shalt work the earth she shall not add to give her strength to thee. Wandering and fleeing shalt thou be in the earth.

King James 2000

When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield unto you its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shall you be in the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When you till the ground {it shall no longer yield its strength to you}. You shall be a wanderer and a fugitive on the earth."

Modern King James verseion

When you till the ground, it will not again give its strength to you. And you shall be a vagabond and a fugitive in the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For when thou tillest the ground she shall henceforth not give her power unto thee. A vagabond and a renegade shalt thou be upon the earth."

NET Bible

When you try to cultivate the ground it will no longer yield its best for you. You will be a homeless wanderer on the earth."

New Heart English Bible

From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth."

New simplified Bible

When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer (vagabond) on the earth.

The Emphasized Bible

Though thou till the ground, it shall not go on to give its vigour to thee. A wanderer and a fugitive, shalt thou be in the earth.

Webster

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield to thee its strength: A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

World English Bible

From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth."

Youngs Literal Translation

when thou tillest the ground, it doth not add to give its strength to thee -- a wanderer, even a trembling one, thou art in the earth.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
thou tillest
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

the ground
אדמה 
'adamah 
Usage: 225

it shall not henceforth
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

נתן 
Nathan 
give , put , deliver , made , set , up , lay , grant , suffer , yield , bring , cause , utter , laid , send , recompense , appoint , shew ,
Usage: 2011

כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

נוּע 
Nuwa` 
Usage: 40

and a vagabond
נוּד 
Nuwd 
Usage: 24

References

Context Readings

Cain And Abel

11 "Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 "When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth." 13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is too great to bear!


Cross References

Leviticus 26:36

'As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee as though from the sword, and they will fall.

Deuteronomy 28:23-24

"The heaven which is over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you, iron.

Genesis 3:17-18

Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.

Genesis 4:14

"Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."

Leviticus 26:20

'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

Deuteronomy 28:65-66

"Among those nations you shall find no rest, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot; but there the LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul.

Psalm 109:10

Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.

Jeremiah 20:3-4

On the next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, "Pashhur is not the name the LORD has called you, but rather Magor-missabib.

Hosea 9:17

My God will cast them away Because they have not listened to Him; And they will be wanderers among the nations.

Romans 8:20

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope



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