1 Adam had sexual intercourse with his wife Eve. She became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said: »With the help of Jehovah I have brought forth a man.« 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3 As time went by, Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to Jehovah. 4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn (firstlings) of his flock. Jehovah looked with favor on Abel and his offering. 5 He did not look with favor on Cain and his offering. So Cain became very angry, and his face was downcast (he had a bad attitude). 6 Jehovah said to Cain: »Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 »If you do what is right, will not your attitude improve? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door. It desires to have you, but you must master it.« 8 While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. 9 Jehovah asked Cain: »Where is your brother Abel?« »I do not know,« he replied. »Am I my brother’s keeper?« 10 Jehovah said: »What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood (life) cries out to me from the ground. 11 »Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 »When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer (vagabond) on the earth.« 13 Cain said to Jehovah: »My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 »You are driving me from the land today. I will be hidden from your presence. I will be a restless (homeless) wanderer on the earth. And whoever finds me will kill me.« 15 Jehovah replied to him: »If anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over.« Then Jehovah put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 Cain went out from Jehovah’s presence and lived in the land of Nod (Fugitiveness). Nod is east of Eden. 17 Cain had intercourse with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Later Cain built a city. He named it after his son Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech. 19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute. 22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of copper and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah. 23 Lamech said to his wives: »Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. 24 »If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.« 25 Adam had intercourse with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth. She said: »God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.« 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on (proclaim) the name of Jehovah.
Bible verses about "my brothers keeper" | NSB
1 ([Psalm of Asaph]) God stands in the congregation of the mighty. He pronounces judgment among the god-like ones: (John 10:35) 2 »How long are you going to judge unjustly? How long are you going to show partiality to the wicked? 3 »Defend the weak and fatherless. Protect the rights of the oppressed and the poor. 4 »Rescue the weak and needy. Help them escape the power of the wicked.« 5 Wicked people do not know or understand anything. As they walk around in the dark, all the foundations of the earth shake. 6 I said: »You are god-like ones. You are all sons of the Most High. (John 1:1) 7 »But you will certainly die like humans and fall like any prince.« 8 Arise, O God! Judge the earth, because all the nations belong to you.
1 »Stop judging, so that you will not be judged. 2 »As you judge, so you will be judged. As you measure, it will be measured to you. 3 »Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye? Do you not consider the beam in your own eye? 4 »Will you tell your brother, ‘I will remove the speck from your eye’ when there is a beam in your own eye? 5 »You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye. Then you can see to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye. 6 »Do not give holy things to the dogs (impure persons) (false prophets) (Matthew 7:15). Do not throw your pearls before swine (the most unclean). They will trample them under their feet and turn and tear you to pieces. 7 »Ask and it will be given you. Seek and you will find. Knock and it will be opened for you. 8 »Everyone who asks receives. Everyone who seeks finds, and everyone who knocks will have it opened. 9 »Who among you, who would give his son a stone when he asks him for bread? 10 »Who will give him a serpent when he asks for a fish?
16 »For God loved the world so much, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever has an active faith in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 Return evil for evil to no man. Provide honest things in the sight of all men. 18 When it is possible, be peaceable with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, do not avenge yourselves, instead leave room for divine punishment, for it is written: Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says Jehovah. (Deuteronomy 32:35) 20 Therefore if your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he thirsts, give him drink. For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Do not be evil, but overcome evil with good.
16 Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man helps much.
15 By speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in all things to him. For he, Christ, is the head. 16 The entire body is properly framed and fitted together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in due measure of each individual part. It makes the body increase by building itself in love.
1 You should continue to love one another as brothers.
12 Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in heavenly places.
35 »‘I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you took me in.
9 Jehovah asked Cain: »Where is your brother Abel?« »I do not know,« he replied. »Am I my brother’s keeper?«
2 Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.