Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

And Jehovah said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper?

New American Standard Bible

Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"

King James Version

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

Holman Bible

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s guardian?”

International Standard Version

Later, the LORD asked Cain, "Where's your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he answered. "Am I my brother's guardian?"

A Conservative Version

And LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not. Am I my brother's keeper?

Amplified

And the Lord said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?

Bible in Basic English

And the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? And he said, I have no idea: am I my brother's keeper?

Darby Translation

And Jehovah said to Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not, Am I my brother's keeper?

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah will say to Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? and he will say, I know not: am I my brother's watcher?

King James 2000

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Yahweh said to Cain, "Where [is] Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?"

Modern King James verseion

And Jehovah said unto Cain, Where is your brother Abel? And he said, I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the LORD said unto Cain, "Where is Abel thy brother?" And he said, "I can not tell, am I my brother's keeper?"

NET Bible

Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" And he replied, "I don't know! Am I my brother's guardian?"

New Heart English Bible

The LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?" He said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Yahweh unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said know not, the keeper of my brother, am, I?

Webster

And the LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

World English Bible

Yahweh said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?" He said, "I don't know. Am I my brother's keeper?"

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jehovah saith unto Cain, 'Where is Abel thy brother?' and he saith, 'I have not known; my brother's keeper -- I?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the Lord

Usage: 0

קין 
Qayin 
Usage: 19

אי 
'ay 
Usage: 34

is Abel
הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 8

not Am I my brother's
אח 
'ach 
Usage: 629

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Cain And Abel

8 And Cain told 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. 9 And Jehovah said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper? 10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.


Cross References

John 8:44

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

Genesis 3:9-11

And Jehovah God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou?

Psalm 9:12

For he that maketh inquisition for blood remembereth them; He forgetteth not the cry of the poor.

Proverbs 28:13

He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.

Psalm 10:13-14

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it ?

Acts 5:4-9

While it remained, did it not remain thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thy power? How is it that thou hast conceived this thing in thy heart? thou has not lied unto men, but unto God.

Genesis 37:32

and they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, This have we found: know now whether it is thy son's coat or not.

Job 22:13-14

And thou sayest, What doth God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?

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