And the LORD said unto Cain,
Where is Abel
And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
All Commentaries on Genesis 4:9 Go To Genesis 4
Ephrem The Syrian
God appeared to Cain with kindness, so that if he repented, the sin of murder that his fingers had committed might be effaced by the compunction on his lips. If he did not repent, however, there would be decreed on him a bitter punishment in proportion to his evil folly. .