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First Suffer

The first time the word “suffer” appears in the Bible, God is standing up for Cain, first murderer in history.

It doesn’t describe Adam and Eve’s pain, and it doesn’t refer to Abel’s murder.

Rather, God is reassuring Cain that his enemies will suffer if they take vengeance on him. It’s a word of caring in an impossibly difficult situation.

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