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God sides with the sinner at the expense of the would-be victim, why?

“The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to ...
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Why does God curse the land the second time in Genesis 4:11-12?

11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her ...
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Why does the punishment of him who kills Cain seem more severe in Genesis 4:15:

Genesis 4:10 NIV 10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to ...
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Why is Seth said to be in likeness and image of his father in Genesis 5:3?

Genesis 5:3 NIV 3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. Adam had other sons prior to Seth who were not said to be in his likeness ...
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(Genesis 4:5) Was Cain Angry? Hebrew

I'm reading through the Hebrew for Genesis 4. I am now really confused about what is happening when God does not gaze at Cain's offering and I was wondering if any of the Hebrew experts here can help....
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(Genesis 4:7) What is Cain Ruling Over? Sin? The Door?

So I was spending some time with the Hebrew under the Cain and Abel narrative in Genesis 4. I noticed a peculiarity in the Hebrew in God's instructions to Cain after his offering was rejected. I ...
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what was Cain's mark given by God? [duplicate]

Cain was cursed by God for killing his younger brother. But what was the mark that God gave Cain? Are there new discoveries/theories about this mark? And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever ...
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In Genesis 4:2-8 why did God not accept Cain's offering? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what special thing did Abel do that permitted God to accept his offering but not accept Cain's. I tried to read this part of Genesis 4:2-8: Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the ...
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Why is Cain worried that someone will kill him? Were there many other people in earth?

And Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is too great to bear. Now that You have driven me this day from the soil I must hide from Your presence, I shall be a restless wanderer on the earth and ...
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Do the meanings of Cain and Abel's names tell us anything about how Cain killed Abel?

There's often speculation on how Cain killed Abel in Genesis 4. I've also been told that Cain's name means "spear" and Abel's name means "vapor" or "breath". Do the meanings of Abel and Cain's ...
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In Genesis 4:15, why did God protect Cain?

Surely Adam and Eve had loads of kids by this point, so why would God protect a murderer? Gen 4:15 (NASB) So the Lord said to him, “Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him ...
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What mark did the Lord put on Cain so no one would kill him?

When Cain was punished for killing Abel, Cain assumed he’d be killed too. The Lord wouldn't allow that, so He put a mark on Cain. Gen 4:13-15 (NABRE) Cain said to the LORD: “My punishment is ...
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Who did Cain marry?

A man marrying his sister is clearly a sin: If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace; ...
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