Parallel Verses

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.

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 was of the evil one and murdered his brother [Abel]. And why did he murder him? Because Cain’s deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

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.

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 tidings, that ye heard at the beginning, that we should love one another: 12 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. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, though the world hate you.


Cross References

Hebrews 11:4

By faith, Abel offered unto God a more plenteous sacrifice than Cain: by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: by which also he being dead, yet speaketh.

Jude 1:11

Woe be unto them, for they have followed the way of Cain, and are utterly given to the error of Balaam for lucre's sake, and are cast away in the treason of Korah.

Genesis 4:4-15

And Abel, he brought also of the firstlings of his sheep and of the fat of them. And the LORD looked unto Abel and to his offering:

Genesis 4:25

Adam also lay with his wife yet again, and she bare a son and called his name Seth: "For God," said she, "hath given me another son for Abel whom Cain slew."

1 Samuel 18:14-15

And David was wise in all that he took in hand, and the LORD was with him.

1 Samuel 19:4-5

And Jonathan spake the best of David unto Saul his father and said unto him, "Let not the king sin against his servant David, for he hath not sinned against thee, and his works are to thee ward very good.

1 Samuel 22:14-16

And Ahimelech answered the king, and said, "Who is so faithful among all thy servants as David and thereto the king's son-in-law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is had in honour in thine house?

Psalm 37:12

The ungodly layeth wait for the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

Psalm 38:20

They also that reward evil for good are against me, because I follow the thing that is good.

Proverbs 29:10

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

Proverbs 29:27

The righteous abhorreth the ungodly; but as for those that be in the right way, the wicked hate them.

Matthew 13:19

Whosoever heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, there cometh the evil man, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. And this is he which was sown by the wayside.

Matthew 13:38

and the field is the world. And the children of the kingdom, they are the good seed. And the tares are the children of the wicked.

Matthew 23:35

that upon you may come all the righteous blood that was shed upon the earth: from the blood of righteous Abel, unto the blood of Zachariah the son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar:

Matthew 27:23

Then said the deputy, "What evil hath he done?" And they cried the more saying, "Let him be crucified."

Luke 11:51

from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple. Verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this nation.

John 10:32

Jesus answered them, "Many good works have I showed you from my father: for which of them will ye stone me?"

John 15:19-25

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own. Howbeit, because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore hateth you the world.

John 18:38-40

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

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them, which showed before of the coming of that Just, whom ye have betrayed and murdered.

1 Thessalonians 2:14

For ye brethren became followers of the congregations of God which in Jewry are in Christ Jesus: for ye have suffered like things of your kinsmen, as we ourselves have suffered of the Jews,

Hebrews 12:24

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

1 Peter 4:4

And it seemeth to them a strange thing that ye run not also with them unto the same excess of riot, and therefore speak they evil of you,

1 John 2:13-14

I write unto you fathers, how that ye have known him that was from the beginning. I write unto you young men, how that ye have overcome the wicked. I write unto you young children, how that ye know the father.

1 John 3:8

He that committeth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth since the beginning. But for this cause appeared the son of God, even to destroy the works of the devil.

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the wife drunken with the blood of saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered with great marvel.

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