And in the course of time Cain brought to the Master an offering of the fruit of the ground.
And Abel brought of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat portions. And the Master had respect and regard for Abel and for his offering, [Heb 11:4]
But for Cain and his offering He had no respect or regard. So Cain was exceedingly angry and indignant, and he looked sad and depressed.
And the Master said to Cain, Why are you angry? And why do you look sad and depressed and dejected?
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.
And Cain said to his brother, Let us go out to the field. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. [1Jn 3:12]
And the Master said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?
And [the Master] said, What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground.
And now you are cursed by reason of the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s [shed] blood from your hand.
When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength; you shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth [in perpetual exile, a degraded outcast].
Then Cain said to the Master, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Behold, You have driven me out this day from the face of the land, and from Your face I will be hidden; and I will be a fugitive and a vagabond and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.
And the Master said to him, Therefore, if anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Master set a mark or sign upon Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.
So Cain went away from the presence of the Master and dwelt in the land of Nod [wandering], east of Eden.
The earth was depraved and putrid in the Almighty’s sight, and the land was filled with violence (desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power).
And the Almighty looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased, and vicious it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction.