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Genesis 4:5

    Genesis 4:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But in Cain and his offering he had no pleasure. And Cain was angry and his face became sad.

    Webster's Revision

    but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

    World English Bible

    but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

    Definitions for Genesis 4:5

    Countenance - Appearance.
    Wroth - To be provoked; angered.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 4:5

    Unto Cain - As being unconscious of his sinfulness, and consequently unhumbled, and to his offering, as not being accompanied, as Abel's was, with faith and a sacrifice for sin, he had not respect - He could not, consistently with his holiness and justice, approve of the one or receive the other. Of the manner in which God testified his approbation we are not informed; it was probably, as in the case of Elijah, by sending down fire from heaven, and consuming the sacrifice.

    Cain was very wroth - That displeasure which should have been turned against his own unhumbled heart was turned against his innocent brother, who, though not more highly privileged than he, made a much better use of the advantages which he shared in common with his ungodly and unnatural brother.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 4:5

    4:5 And Cain was wroth, and his countenance fell - Not so much out of grief as malice and rage. His sullen churlish countenance, and down - look, betrayed his passionate resentment.