Cain was the edest son of Adam and Eve. Perhaps when Cain was born his father and mother still harbored some resentment and bitterness toward God, for the boy grew into a selfish man of sullen mood, stern and fierce of wrath.
The parents taught both him and Abel to worship God, to sacrifice to heaven some portion of their possessions by building altars and burning the offered gifts, so that the smoke rose to the sky. Abel made his offering gladly, so that God was pleased by his pure and trusting faith. But Cain acted as Eve and Adam had in Paradise, with suspicion of the Lord, distrust of His intent, and with secret anger. Therefore God rejected the lip service of Cain and reproved him.
So crime came into the world, as sin had come already. Cain had already sinned in his heart by his anger against God. Now he grew jealous of his brother, and resentful that Abel was honored more than he. In a fit of jealousy, roused by the rejection of his own sacrifice and the acceptance of Abel's, he committed the crime of murder, for which he was expelled from Eden and forced to lead the life of an exile. He settled in the land of Nod, and built a city, which he named after his son Enoch.
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