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Mark of Cain (Genesis 4:15)

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bible verse

Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. (Genesis 4:15)

meaning

A mark of Cain now comes to mean a person’s guilt or shame.

origin and application

Cain, the firstborn son of Eve and Adam, murdered his younger brother Abel. This is the first account of murder in the Bible. Later, Abel’s blood cried out to God from the ground. God heard his cries and put a curse on Cain as a punishment – “When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.” (Genesis 4:15)
Cain was very worried that he would be killed by others who find him. So God put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.

example

I have the mark of Cain on my forehead.

Keywords

Abel    Cain    guilt    mark    shame   

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