Parallel Verses

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?"

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?”

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

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he [lied and] 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?

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 Instead, Cain told his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the wilderness." When they were outside in the fields, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. 9 Later, the LORD asked Cain, "Where's your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he answered. "Am I my brother's guardian?" 10 "What did you do?" God asked. "Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.


Cross References

John 8:44

You belong to your father the Devil, and you want to carry out the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and has never stood for truth, since there is no truth in him. Whenever he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

Genesis 3:9-11

So the LORD God called out to the man, asking him, "Where are you?"

Psalm 9:12

As an avenger of blood, he remembers them; he has not forgotten the cry of the afflicted.

Proverbs 28:13

Whoever hides his transgressions will not succeed, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will find mercy.

Psalm 10:13-14

Why do the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "God will not seek justice."?

Acts 5:4-9

As long as it remained unsold, wasn't it your own? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? So how could you have thought of doing what you did? You didn't lie only to men, but also to God!"

Genesis 37:32

Then they stretched out the richly-embroidered tunic to dry, and brought it to their father. "We've found this," they reported. "Look at it and see if this is or isn't your son's tunic."

Job 22:13-14

You've asked, "What does God know? Can he sort through pitch black darkness?'

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