Genesis 4:7

 

“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.”
King James Version (KJV)


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Other Translations of Genesis 4:7

If thou doe well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sinne lieth at the doore: And vnto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule ouer him.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Genesis chapter 4

"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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

If thou do well, shalt thou not receive? but if ill, shall not sin forthwith be present at the door? but the lust thereof shall be under thee, and thou shalt have dominion over it.
- Douay Rheims Bible

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.
- Webster's 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."
- World English Bible

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door; and unto thee is its desire, but thou mayest rule over it.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


 

Lee's comment on 2015-09-20 16:02:16:

It just shows you that even doing the right thing can be wrong if our attitudes aren't right. Yes, it was right of Cain to offer a sacrifice, but when we don't get the acknowledgement that we think we so rightly deserve, we are to rather put our faith and trust in God that He knows all. Sin is always waiting to attach itself to us, and we are to never give it an opportunity with our emotions.

 

James Mbuga's comment on 2014-10-19 21:39:50:

The Lord compliments the good done but goes ahead to present an option to exercise free will with consequences though.I still believe Cain like any of us experienced contention which ultimately makes God who He is,Forgiving Father.

 

Joseph Hewison's comment on 2010-07-18 11:03:06:

It appears to me that every time I choose other than the divine way, the path God has directed for my life; I am moving in the way of Cain.

The Word speaks to me that even so, God is offering the door of repentance by which I can enter.

This Word has penetrated my heart and the truth has reach It's mark.

 


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