該隱殺死亞伯 (Cain Murdered Abel)
撰文者: Wayne 發表日期: July 5, 2009 – 3:26 pm

Cain Mudered Abel




Adam and Eve started a new life after they were forced to leave the Garden of Eden. Eve gave birth to  two sons: Cain, who worked in the field as a farmer, and Abel, who grew up to keep flocks.


When the time came to make an offering to God, Cain brought some of his harvest crops, but he did it with careless attitude. On the contrary, Abel brought the very best pieces of meat from the firstborn of his flock, showing his deep, heartfelt trust in God. So God was pleased with Abel’s offering but not with Cain’s.  This filled Cain with rage.  He was very angry and his face was downcast.
獻祭來臨時,該隱獻上部份的作物,而且不夠虔誠。相反的,亞伯獻上頭生羊群中最好肉脂,顯示他對 神的最深且最衷心的信任。因此,神悅納亞伯的獻祭,卻不看中該隱的供物。這讓該隱非常生氣,面色凝重。


God said to Cain, “Why are you angry? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? Be careful! If you do no do what is right, sin is crouching at your door, waiting to pounce on you and rule you.”


But Cain would not listen. Burning with rage and jealousy, he lured his brother Abel into the field and killed him.


“Where is your brother?” God asked Cain, but he pretended not to know. “Don’t ask me,” Cain replied. “Am I supposed to look after him?”


God said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground, so I must punish you. From now on your crops will no longer grow and you will have to wander through the earth without a home.”


Cain trembled with fear. “This punishment is too much for me to bear,” he pleaded with God. “I’ll be hidden from your presence. Whoever finds me will kill me.”


“Don’t worry,” God replied, showing mercy by putting a special mark on Cain to protect him. “If anyone kills you, he will suffer seven times more than you.” After this Cain went out from God’s presence and live in the land of Nod.
神顯出憐憫,該隱立一個「記號」,回答說:「不要擔心,若有人殺你,他必承受七倍的痛苦。」此後,該隱變離開 神,住在稱為挪得的地方。 



After Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of  Eden, sin entered the world for the first time. This was shown when Cain became jealous of his brother Abel and committed the first murder. Cain’s punishment for killing his brother was to become a wanderer and was forced to lead a nomadic life in the land of Nod.



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