Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 the LORD said unto Cain, Why are you angry? and why is your countenance fallen? 7  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. 8 And Cain talked with 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

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.

Ecclesiastes 8:12-13

Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, who fear before him:

Isaiah 3:10-11

Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.

Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Genesis 4:8-13

And Cain talked with 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 unto him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for which you have spoken.

Numbers 32:23

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

2 Samuel 24:23

All these things, O King, Araunah gives unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The LORD your God accept you.

2 Kings 8:28

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

Job 29:4

As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tent;

Job 42:8

Therefore take unto you now 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, in that you have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

Proverbs 18:5

It is not good to be partial to the wicked, or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 21:27

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?

Jeremiah 6:20

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

Malachi 1:8

And if you offer the blind for a sacrifice, is it not evil? and if you offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto your governor; will he be pleased with you, or accept your person? says the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 1:10

Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing. I have no pleasure in you, says the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.

Malachi 1:13

You said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and you have sneered at it, says the LORD of hosts; and you brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus you brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? says the LORD.

Acts 10:35

But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

Romans 2:6-10

Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

Romans 6:16

Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Romans 7:8-9

But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of covetousness. For without the law sin was dead.

Romans 14:18

For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Romans 15:16

That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 1:6

To the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he has made us accepted in the beloved.

1 Timothy 5:4

But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety at home, and so repay their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

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.

James 1:15

Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.

1 Peter 2:5

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

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