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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?

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?

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?

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?

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 said to his brother, Let us go into the field: and when they were in the field, Cain made an attack on his brother Abel and put him to death. 9 And the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? And he said, I have no idea: am I my brother's keeper? 10 And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the earth.


Cross References

John 8:44

You are the children of your father the Evil One and it is your pleasure to do his desires. From the first he was a taker of life; and he did not go in the true way because there is no true thing in him. When he says what is false, it is natural to him, for he is false and the father of what is false.

Genesis 3:9-11

And the voice of the Lord God came to the man, saying, Where are you?

Psalm 9:12

When he makes search for blood, he has them in his memory: he is not without thought for the cry of the poor.

Proverbs 28:13

He who keeps his sins secret will not do well; but one who is open about them, and gives them up, will get mercy.

Psalm 10:13-14

Why has the evil-doer a low opinion of God, saying in his heart, You will not make search for it?

Acts 5:4-9

While you had it, was it not your property? and after you had given it in exchange, was it not still in your power? how has this purpose come into your mind? you have been false, not to men, but to God.

Genesis 37:32

And they took the coat to their father, and said, We came across this; is it your son's coat or not?

Job 22:13-14

And you say, What knowledge has God? is he able to give decisions through the deep dark?

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