Lesson 3: Cain and Abel

Adam and Eve had many children. Their oldest son was called Cain and the second was called Abel. Cain was a farmer and Abel was a shepherd.

One day Cain and Abel each brought offerings to the Most High God. Abel’s offering was good but Cain’s was not given with pure intentions and God was not pleased with it. Cain was angry that God did not accept his offering. He wanted to kill Abel.
“Your heart is angry,” God said.
“If you do what is right I will accept you.”
But Cain did no obey God. Cain hit Abel and killed him.

“Where is your brother?” God asked.
Cain answered, “I don’t know. Is it my job to take care of him?”
God said, “I know what you did to your brother. You will surely be punished for the terrible way you treated him.”
God told Cain, “Because your heart is evil, you cannot stay in my presence.” So Cain roamed the earth without God.

  1. Why did Cain kill Abel?
  2. Why did Cain have to leave God’s presence?

Glossary

children n. ཕྲུ་གུ་ 孩子
oldest son བུ་ཆེ་བ་ 长子
second (son) འབྲིང་བ་ 次子
farmer n. ཞིང་པ་ 农夫
shepherd n. ལུག་རྫི་ 牧羊人
one day ཉིན་ཞིག་ལ་ 有一天
each རང་རང་གི་
Brought offerings འབུལ་རྟེན་གྱིས་མཆོད་པ་ཕུལ་
offering མཆོད་རྫས་ 祭品
not given with pure intentions ལྷག་བསམ་མེད་པ་ 没有诚
God was not pleased with it དཀོན་མཆོག་མ་མགུ་ 没能讨上帝的喜悦
did not accept his offering མཆོད་རྫས་མ་བཞེས་པ་ 不接受他的祭品
angry adj. ཁོང་ཁྲོ་ཆེན་པོ་ལངས་
kill v. གསོད་ 杀死
heart n. སེམས་ 心中
do what is right ཡག་པོ་བྱས་ 做得好
accept v. ངོས་ལེན་བྱེད་ 接受你
but འོན་ཀྱང་ 可是
did not obey བཀའ་ལ་མ་ཉན་ 没有听从上帝的话
hit v. (p) རྡུང་རྡེག་བཏང་

击打

killed v. (p) བསད་ 杀死了
where གང་ན་ཡོད་ 在哪里
brother n. གཅུང་པོ་ 弟弟
don’t know ཧ་མི་གོ་ 不知道
take care of ལྟ་རྟོག་བྱེད་ 照顾
know v. ཤེས་ 知道
surely ངེས་པར་དུ་
will … be punished v. (fut.) ཆད་པ་ཕོག་ཡོང་ 一定会受到惩罚
terrible adj. གདུག་རྩུབ་ཆེ་བ་ 可怕的罪
heart is evil སེམས་ངན་རྩ་ཆེ་བ་ 心太邪恶
roamed v. (p) གང་སར་འཁྱམ་
roamed all over
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