Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

If thou doest well, will not thy countenance look up with confidence? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door; and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

New American Standard Bible

"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it."

King James Version

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

Holman Bible

If you do what is right, won’t you be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”

International Standard Version

If you do what is appropriate, you'll be accepted, won't you? But if you don't do what is appropriate, sin is crouching near your doorway, turning toward you. Now as for you, will you take dominion over it?"

A Conservative Version

If thou do well, shall thou not be accepted? And if thou do not well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire shall be for thee, and thou shall rule over it.

American Standard Version

If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door: and unto thee shall be its desire, but do thou rule over it.

Amplified

If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.

Bible in Basic English

If you do well, will you not have honour? and if you do wrong, sin is waiting at the door, desiring to have you, but do not let it be your master.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If thou doest good, it shall certainly be accepted; and if thou doest not good, sin lies at the door. And his desire shall be unto thee, but thou must rule over him.

Julia Smith Translation

If thou shalt do well thou shalt be lifted up; and if thou shalt not do well, sin lies at the entrance; and to thee his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

King James 2000

If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And you shall be its desire, and you must rule over it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If you do well {will I not accept you}? But if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. And its desire [is] for you, but you must rule over it."

Modern King James verseion

If you do well, shall you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin crouches at the door; and its desire is for you, and you shall rule over it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But and if thou dost evil, by and by thy sin lieth open in the door. Notwithstanding, let it be subdued unto thee, and see thou rule it."

NET Bible

Is it not true that if you do what is right, you will be fine? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it."

New Heart English Bible

If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you do not do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it."

The Emphasized Bible

Shall it not, if thou do right, be lifted up? But if thou do not right, at the entrance a sin-bearer is lying, - Unto thee, moreover, shall be his longing, though, thou, rule over him.

Webster

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And to thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

World English Bible

If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it."

Youngs Literal Translation

Is there not, if thou dost well, acceptance? and if thou dost not well, at the opening a sin-offering is crouching, and unto thee its desire, and thou rulest over it.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If
אם 
'im 
Usage: 999

thou doest well
יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

shalt thou not be accepted
שׂאת 
S@'eth 
Usage: 14

and if thou doest not well
יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

sin
חטּאת חטּאה 
Chatta'ah 
Usage: 294

רבץ 
Rabats 
Usage: 30

at the door
פּתח 
Pethach 
Usage: 164

תּשׁוּקה 
T@shuwqah 
Usage: 3

and thou shalt rule
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

Context Readings

Cain And Abel

6 And Jehovah said to Cain, Why art thou angry, and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, will not thy countenance look up with confidence? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door; and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. 8 And Cain spoke to Abel his brother, and it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.


Cross References

Genesis 3:16

To the woman he said, I will greatly increase thy travail and thy pregnancy; with pain thou shalt bear children; and to thy husband shall be thy desire, and he shall rule over thee.

Ecclesiastes 8:12-13

Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and prolong his days, yet I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, because they fear before him;

Isaiah 3:10-11

Say ye of the righteous that it shall be well with him, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your intelligent service.

Genesis 4:8-13

And Cain spoke to Abel his brother, and it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Genesis 19:21

And he said to him, Behold, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which thou hast spoken.

Numbers 32:23

But if ye do not do so, behold, ye have sinned against Jehovah, and be sure your sin will find you out.

2 Samuel 24:23

All these things, O king, doth Araunah give to the king. And Araunah said to the king, Jehovah thy God accept thee.

2 Kings 8:28

And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Hazael the king of Syria at Ramoth-Gilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram.

Job 29:4

As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret counsel of +God was over my tent,

Job 42:8

And now, take for yourselves seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt-offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, for ye have not spoken of me rightly, like my servant Job.

Proverbs 18:5

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to wrong the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 21:27

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more when they bring it with a wicked purpose!

Jeremiah 6:20

To what purpose should there come to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt-offerings are not acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing unto me.

Malachi 1:8

And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? Present it now unto thy governor: will he be pleased with thee? or will he accept thy person? saith Jehovah of hosts.

Malachi 1:10

Who is there among you that would even shut the doors? and ye would not kindle fire on mine altar for nothing. I have no delight in you, saith Jehovah of hosts, neither will I accept an oblation at your hand.

Malachi 1:13

And ye say, Behold, what a weariness! And ye have puffed at it, saith Jehovah of hosts, and ye bring that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye bring the oblation: should I accept this of your hand? saith Jehovah.

Acts 10:35

but in every nation he that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

Romans 2:6-10

who shall render to each according to his works:

Romans 6:16

Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves bondmen for obedience, ye are bondmen to him whom ye obey, whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Romans 7:8-9

but sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment, wrought in me every lust; for without law sin was dead.

Romans 14:18

For he that in this serves the Christ is acceptable to God and approved of men.

Romans 15:16

for me to be minister of Christ Jesus to the nations, carrying on as a sacrificial service the message of glad tidings of God, in order that the offering up of the nations might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favour in the Beloved:

1 Timothy 5:4

but if any widow have children or descendants, let them learn first to be pious as regards their own house, and to render a return on their side to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained testimony of being righteous, God bearing testimony to his gifts, and by it, having died, he yet speaks.

James 1:15

then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin fully completed brings forth death.

1 Peter 2:5

yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

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