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Genesis 4:11

    Genesis 4:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened its mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And now you are cursed from the earth, whose mouth is open to take your brother's blood from your hand;

    Webster's Revision

    And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened its mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

    World English Bible

    Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

    Definitions for Genesis 4:11

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 4:11

    The curse (Genesis 9:25, note) which now fell on Cain was in some sense retributive, as it sprang from the soil which had received his brother's blood. The particulars of it are the withdrawal of the full strength or fruitfulness of the soil from him, and the degradation from the state of a settled dweller in the presence of God to that of a vagabond in the earth. He was to be banished to a less productive part of the earth, removed from the presence of God and the society of his father and mother, and abandoned to a life of wandering and uncertainty. The sentence of death had been already pronounced upon man.