1 But when Aḏam saw that the older brother hated the younger brother, he attempted to soften their hearts. He said to Qayin, “My son, take some of the fruits of your sowing and make an offering to Elohim, so that He might forgive you for your wickedness and your sin.”
2 He said also to Heḇel, “Take some of the fruit of your sowing and make an offering and bring it to Elohim, so that He might forgive you for your wickedness and your sin.”
3 Then Heḇel obeyed his father and took some of his sowing, and made a good offering, and said to his father, Aḏam, “Come with me and show me how to offer it up.”
4 And they went, Aḏam and Ḥawwah with him, and they showed him how to offer up his gift on the altar. Then after that they stood up and prayed that Elohim would accept Heḇel’s offering.
5 Then Elohim looked at Heḇel and accepted his offering. And Elohim was more pleased with Heḇel than He was with his offering, because of his good heart and pure body. There was no trace of guile in him.
6 Then they came down from the altar and went to the cave in which they lived. But because of his joy felt at making his offering, Heḇel repeated it three times a week, following the example of his father Aḏam.
7 But Qayin did not want to make an offering, but after his father became very angry, he offered up a gift once. He took the smallest of his sheep for an offering and when he offered it up, his eyes were on the lamb.
8 Because of this, Elohim did not accept his offering, because his heart was full of murderous thoughts.
9 And they all lived together like this in the cave in which Ḥawwah had given birth, until Qayin was fifteen years old, and Heḇel twelve years old.