Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

And Jehovah said to 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?

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?

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?

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 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. 9 And Jehovah said to 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 is crying to me from the ground.


Cross References

John 8:44

Ye are of the devil, as your father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father:

Genesis 3:9-11

And Jehovah Elohim called to Man, and said to him, Where art thou?

Psalm 9:12

For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them; the cry of the afflicted ones hath he not forgotten.

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? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

Acts 5:4-9

While it remained did it not remain to thee? and sold, was it not in thine own power? Why is it that thou hast purposed this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied to men, but to God.

Genesis 37:32

and they sent the vest of many colours and had it carried to their father, and said, This have we found: discern now whether it is thy son's vest or not.

Job 22:13-14

And thou sayest, What doth God know? will he judge through the dark cloud?

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