“And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receiue thy brothers blood from thy hand.”
King James Version (KJV)
8. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to passe when they were in the field, that Cain rose vp against Abel his brother, and slew him. 9. ¶ And the LORD said vnto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And hee said, I know not: Am I my brothers keeper? 10. And he said, What hast thou done? the voyce of thy brothers blood cryeth vnto me, from the ground. 11. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receiue thy brothers blood from thy hand. 12. When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yeeld vnto thee her strength: A fugitiue and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 13. And Cain said vnto the LORD, My punishment is greater, then I can beare. 14. Behold, thou hast driuen me out this day from the face of the earth, and from thy face shall I be hid, and I shall be a fugitiue, and a vagabond in the earth: and it shall come to passe, that euery one that findeth me, shall slay me.