Who was Cain in the Bible?

Here's the answer:

Cain was Adam and Eve’s first son.

Cain is known in the Bible as Adam and Eve’s first son. His brother was Abel and they both worked in the field. When it was time to offer sacrifices, God was pleased with Abel’s offering, but He wasn’t pleased with Cain’s offering. Since God liked Abel’s offering better than Cain’s offering, Cain grew jealous of his brother. Due to his jealousy, Cain killed his brother (Genesis 4:8).

After Cain killed Abel, God asked Cain where Abel was (Genesis 4:9-10). God had already known Cain had killed Abel and was upset with Cain. God cursed Cain by placing a mark on him and causes him to become a wanderer of the land.

Cain left the land and married a woman and they had a child together, named Enoch (Genesis 4:17). Cain named the city they built after his son.

What can we learn from Cain? His jealousy of his brother caused him to murder his brother, but killing his brother came with major consequences, including being driven out of his homeland. We can learn much from Cain and we should not follow His example.

We should love our siblings and treat them kindly. We should not be jealous of others. Rather, we should be happy for one another.

Bible Truth

"...The LORD was pleased with Abel and his offering. But he wasn’t pleased with Cain and his offering. So Cain became very angry, and his face was sad" (Genesis 4:4-5).

"Cain said to his brother Abel, 'Let’s go out to the field.’ So they went out. There Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him" (Genesis 4:8).

"The LORD said, 'What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground. So I am putting a curse on you. I am driving you away from this ground. It has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. When you farm the land, it will not produce its crops for you anymore. You will be a restless person who wanders around on the earth'" (Genesis 4:10-12).