8Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let’s go out to the field."#LXX, Syr, Vulg, Sam; MT lacks Let’s go out to the field. When they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. 9The LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" Cain said, "I don’t know. Am I my brother’s guardian?" 10The LORD said, "What did you do? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground. 11You are now cursed from the ground that opened its mouth to take your brother’s blood from your hand. 12When you farm the fertile land, it will no longer grow anything for you, and you will become a roving nomad on the earth." 13Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. 14Now that you’ve driven me away from the fertile land and I am hidden from your presence, I’m about to become a roving nomad on the earth, and anyone who finds me will kill me." 15The LORD said to him, "It won’t happen;#LXX, Syr, Vulg; MT therefore anyone who kills Cain will be paid back seven times. The LORD put a sign on Cain so that no one who found him would assault him. 16Cain left the LORD’s presence, and he settled down in the land of Nod, east of Eden.