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Old Testament Revision 1

  • Source Note
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but Cain was a tiller of the ground & he loved Satan more than God & Satan commanded him saying make an offering unto the Lord And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord & Abel he also brought of the firstlings of his flock & of the fat thereof & the Lord had respect unto Abel & to his offering but unto Cain & to his offering he had not respect now Satan knew this & it pleased him & Cain was very wroth & his countenance fell & the Lord said unto Cain why art thou wroth why is thy countenance <​fallen​> if thou doest well shalt thou not be accepted & if thou doest not well sin lieth at the door & Satan desireth to have thee & except thou shalt hearken unto my commandments I will deliver thee up & it shall be unto thee according to his desire & thou shalt rule over him for from this time forth thou shalt be the father of his lies thou shalt be called perdition for thou wast also before the world & it shall be said in times to come that these abominations was had from cain for he rejected the greater counsel which was had from God & this is a cursing which I will put upon thee except thou repent & Cain was wroth & listened not any more to the voice of the Lord neither to Abel his brother who walked in holiness before the Lord & Adam also & his wife mourned before the Lord because of Cain & his brethren And it came to pass that Cain took one of his brothers daughters to wife & they loved Satan more than God & satan saith unto Cain swear unto me by thy throat & if thou tell it thou shalt die & swear thy brethren by their heads & by the living God that they tell it not for if they tell it they shall surely die & this that thy father may not know it & this day I will deliver thy brother Abel into thine hands & Satan swore unto Cain that he would do according to his commands & all these things were done in secret & Cain saith truly I am Mahon the master of this great secret that I may murder & get gain Wherefore Cain was called master Mahon & he gloried in his wickedness & Cain went into the field & Cain talked with Abel his brother & it came to pass that while they were in the field that cain rose up against Abel his brother & slew him & cain gloried in that which he had done saying I am free surely the flocks of my brother falleth into my hands——
And the Lord said unto Cain where is Abel thy brother & he said I know not am I thy my brothers keeper & he said what hast thou done the voice of thy brothers blood cries unto me from the ground & now thou shalt be cursed from the Earth which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brothers blood from thy hand when thou tillest the ground it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength a fugitive & a vagabond shalt thou be in the Earth & Cain said unto the Lord Satan tempted me because of my brothers flock & I was wroth also for his offering thou didst except & not mine my punishment is greater than I can bear Behold thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the Earth & from thy face shall I be hid & I shall be a fugitive & a vagabond in the Earth & it shall come to pass that every one that findeth me shall slay me because of mine oath for these things are not hid from the Lord & the Lord said unto him Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain vengeance shall be taken on him seven fold & the Lord set a mark upon Cain lest any finding him should kill him & Cain went [p. 9]
but Cain was a tiller of the ground & he loved Satan more than God & Satan commanded him saying make an offering unto the Lord And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord & Abel he also brought of the firstlings of his flock & of the fat thereof & the Lord had respect unto Abel & to his offering but unto Cain & to his offering he had not respect now Satan knew this & it pleased him & Cain was very wroth & his countenance fell & the Lord said unto Cain why art thou wroth why is thy countenance fallen if thou doest well shalt thou not be accepted & if thou doest not well sin lieth at the door & Satan desireth to have thee & except thou shalt hearken unto my commandments I will deliver thee up & it shall be unto thee according to his desire & thou shalt rule over him for from this time forth thou shalt be the father of his lies thou shalt be called perdition for thou wast also before the world & it shall be said in times to come that these abominations was had from cain for he rejected the greater counsel which was had from God & this is a cursing which I will put upon thee except thou repent & Cain was wroth & listened not any more to the voice of the Lord neither to Abel his brother who walked in holiness before the Lord & Adam also & his wife mourned before the Lord because of Cain & his brethren And it came to pass that Cain took one of his brothers daughters to wife & they loved Satan more than God & satan saith unto Cain swear unto me by thy throat & if thou tell it thou shalt die & swear thy brethren by their heads & by the living God that they tell it not for if they tell it they shall surely die & this that thy father may not know it & this day I will deliver thy brother Abel into thine hands & Satan swore unto Cain that he would do according to his commands & all these things were done in secret & Cain saith truly I am Mahon the master of this great secret that I may murder & get gain Wherefore Cain was called master Mahon & he gloried in his wickedness & Cain went into the field & Cain talked with Abel his brother & it came to pass that while they were in the field that cain rose up against Abel his brother & slew him & cain gloried in that which he had done saying I am free surely the flocks of my brother falleth into my hands——
And the Lord said unto Cain where is Abel thy brother & he said I know not am I my brothers keeper & he said what hast thou done the voice of thy brothers blood cries unto me from the ground & now thou shalt be cursed from the Earth which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brothers blood from thy hand when thou tillest the ground it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength a fugitive & a vagabond shalt thou be in the Earth & Cain said unto the Lord Satan tempted me because of my brothers flock & I was wroth also for his offering thou didst except & not mine my punishment is greater than I can bear Behold thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the Earth & from thy face shall I be hid & I shall be a fugitive & a vagabond in the Earth & it shall come to pass every one that findeth me shall slay me because of mine oath for these things are not hid from the Lord & the Lord said unto him Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain vengeance shall be taken on him seven fold & the Lord set a mark upon Cain lest any finding him should kill him & Cain went [p. 9]
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