Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

New American Standard Bible

not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother's were righteous.

King James Version

Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Holman Bible

unlike Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

International Standard Version

Do not be like Cain, who was from the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because what he was doing was evil and his brother's actions were righteous.

A Conservative Version

Not as Cain. He was of the wicked, and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were wrong, and his brother's right.

American Standard Version

not as Cain was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Amplified

[And] not be like Cain who [took his nature and got his motivation] from the evil one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his deeds (activities, works) were wicked and malicious and his brother's were righteous (virtuous).

An Understandable Version

not [hate each other] the way Cain did, who belonged to the evil one [i.e., Satan], when he murdered his brother [Abel]. And why did he murder him? It was because his [own] actions were evil and his brother's were righteous [See Heb. 11:4].

Anderson New Testament

Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and slew his brother: and for what reason did he slay him? because his own works were evil, and his brother s, righteous.

Bible in Basic English

Not being of the Evil One like Cain, who put his brother to death. And why did he put him to death? Because his works were evil and his brother's works were good.

Common New Testament

and not be like Cain who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.

Daniel Mace New Testament

not acting like Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother: but why did he slay him? because his own actions were evil, and his brother's were virtuous.

Darby Translation

not as Cain was of the wicked one, and slew his brother; and on account of what slew he him? because his works were wicked, and those of his brother righteous.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Not being of the wicked one, as Cain was, who slew his brother. And on account of what, did he slay him? Because his own works were wicked, and his brother's righteous.

Godbey New Testament

not as Cain was of the evil one, and slew his brother; and on account of what did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and those of his brother righteous.

Goodspeed New Testament

We must not be like Cain who was a child of the evil one, and butchered his brother. And why did he butcher him? Because his own actions were wicked and his brother's upright.

John Wesley New Testament

Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and slew his brother.

Julia Smith Translation

Not as Cain was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And for what slew he him? Because his works were evil, and those of his brother just.

King James 2000

Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Lexham Expanded Bible

not as Cain, who was of the evil one and violently murdered his brother. And {for what reason} did he violently murder him? Because his deeds were evil and the [deeds] of his brother [were] righteous.

Modern King James verseion

not as Cain who was of the evil one, and killed his brother. And for what did he kill him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's things were righteous.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and not be as Cain, which was of the devil and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? For his own deeds were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Moffatt New Testament

we are not to be like Cain, who belonged to the evil One and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's just.

Montgomery New Testament

We are not to be like Cain, who belonged to the Evil One, and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? It was because his own deeds were evil, and his brother's, righteous.

NET Bible

not like Cain who was of the evil one and brutally murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his deeds were evil, but his brother's were righteous.

New Heart English Bible

unlike Cain, who was of the evil one, and killed his brother. Why did he kill him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Noyes New Testament

not as Cain was of the Evil One, and slew his brother. And wherefore did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and his brothers righteous.

Sawyer New Testament

not as Cain was of the evil one and killed his brother; and why did he kill him? because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

The Emphasized Bible

Not just as, Cain, was, of the wicked one, and slew his brother! And, for what cause, slew he him? Because, his works, were, wicked, whereas, those of his brother, were, righteous.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and slew his brother: and wherefore did he slay him? Because his own works were wicked, and those of his brother righteous.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the Evil One and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? It was because his life was bad while his brother's was good.

Webster

Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Weymouth New Testament

We are not to resemble Cain, who was a child of the Evil one and killed his own brother. And why did he kill him? Because his own actions were wicked and his brother's actions righteous.

Williams New Testament

We must not be like Cain who belonged to the evil one and butchered his brother. And why did he butcher him? Because his own actions were wicked and his brother's upright.

World English Bible

unlike Cain, who was of the evil one, and killed his brother. Why did he kill him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Worrell New Testament

not as Cain who was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And wherefore did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Worsley New Testament

and why did he slay him? because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Youngs Literal Translation

not as Cain -- of the evil one he was, and he did slay his brother, and wherefore did he slay him? because his works were evil, and those of his brother righteous.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

Κάΐν 
Kain 
Usage: 3

ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

and


δέ 
De 
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 0
Usage: 2184

σφάζω 
Sphazo 
Usage: 10

his



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

χάριν 
Charin 
Usage: 8

slew he
σφάζω 
Sphazo 
Usage: 10

him

Usage: 0

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764


Usage: 0

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

Context Readings

God Is Love, So Love One Another

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, That we should love one another. 12 Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you.


Cross References

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and by it he being dead yet speaks.

Jude 1:11

Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

Genesis 4:4-15

And Abel, he also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD looked upon Abel and his present,

Genesis 4:25

And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth; for God, said she, has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

1 Samuel 18:14-15

And David behaved himself prudently in all his ways, and the LORD was with him.

1 Samuel 19:4-5

And Jonathan spoke good of David unto Saul, his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his slave David, for he has not sinned against thee; on the other hand his works have been very good for thee,

1 Samuel 22:14-16

Then Ahimelech answered the king and said, And who is so faithful among all thy slaves as David, the king's son-in-law, who goes at thy bidding and is honourable in thy house?

Psalm 37:12

Zain The wicked plots against the just and gnashes upon him with his teeth.

Psalm 38:20

rendering evil for good they are against me because I follow that which is good.

Proverbs 29:10

The bloodthirsty hate the perfect, but the just seek his soul.

Proverbs 29:27

An unjust man is an abomination to the just, and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Matthew 13:19

When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who was planted beside the way.

Matthew 13:38

the field is the world; the good seed are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked;

Matthew 23:35

that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye murdered between the temple and the altar.

Matthew 27:23

And the governor said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

Luke 11:51

from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, who perished between the altar and the temple; verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

John 10:32

Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

John 15:19-25

If ye were of the world, the world would love its own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

John 18:38-40

Pilate said unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and said unto them, I find no fault at all in him.

Acts 7:52

Who of the prophets have your fathers not persecuted? and they have slain those who announced before the coming of the Just One, of whom ye have now been the betrayers and murderers,

1 Thessalonians 2:14

For ye, brethren, have been imitators in Christ Jesus of the congregations of God which are in Judaea, for ye also have suffered like things of your own nation, even as they have of the Jews,

Hebrews 12:24

and to Jesus, the mediator of the new testament and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better than that of Abel.

1 Peter 4:4

And it seems strange to those that speak evil of you, that ye do not run with them to the same unchecked dissolution;

1 John 2:13-14

I write unto you, fathers, that ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, that ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, that ye have known the Father.

1 John 3:8

He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God appeared, that he might undo the works of the devil.

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus; and when I saw her, I marvelled with great surprise.

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