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Proverbs 19:21
Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.
Lamentations 3:37
Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass, Unless the Lord has commanded [it]?
James 4:13-15
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Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit."
14
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are [just] a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
15
Instead, [you ought] to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that."
why
Genesis 4:8-16
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Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
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Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
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He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground.
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"Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
12
"When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."
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Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is too great to bear!
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"Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."
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So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." And the LORD appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.
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Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
Genesis 9:5
"Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from [every] man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.
Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.
2 Samuel 14:6
"Your maidservant had two sons, but the two of them struggled together in the field, and there was no one to separate them, so one struck the other and killed him.
2 Samuel 14:7
"Now behold, the whole family has risen against your maidservant, and they say, 'Hand over the one who struck his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed, and destroy the heir also.' Thus they will extinguish my coal which is left, so as to leave my husband neither name nor remnant on the face of the earth."
Acts 28:4
When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they [began] saying to one another, "Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live."