Abel in the Bible.
Abel was the second son of Adam and Eve. Cain and Abel brought offerings
before the Lord, Cain brought the fruit of the ground from his hard
work, but Abel brought what the Lord commanded, a blood sacrifice.
Abel's offering was accepted but Cain's was rejected. Later Cain became
angry and rose up and killed his brother Abel. The Bible says in Hebrews
11:4 that it was because of faith that Abel was accepted and his
offering was pleasing to the Lord. Abel understood that God was going to
save mankind through the sacrifice of another, which was Jesus. Cain
represents the futility of all those who approach God based on good
works, without the blood of Christ there is no redemption of sins. Abel
represents those who by faith put their trust in God's promises and
receive the blessing.
Hebrew Meaning - great mourning, or vanity
For Little Kids
Abel was the younger son of Adam and
Eve who was accepted by God because he believed in God's great promises.
Pronunciation - Abel (ay-bul)
Abel Bible Verses
Matthew 23:35 -
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from
the blood of righteous Abelunto
the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple
and the altar.
1 Samuel 6:18 -
And the golden mice, [according to] the number of all the cities of the
Philistines [belonging] to the five lords, [both] of fenced cities, and
of country villages, even unto the great [stone of] Abel,
whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: [which stone remaineth] unto
this day in the field of Joshua, the Bethshemite.
Luke 11:51 -
From the blood of Abel unto
the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple:
verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
2 Samuel 20:15 -
And they came and besieged him in Abel of
Bethmaachah, and they cast up a bank against the city, and it stood in
the trench: and all the people that [were] with Joab battered the wall,
to throw it down.
Hebrews 11:4 -
By faith Abel offered
unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained
witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he
being dead yet speaketh.
Genesis 4:25 -
And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name
Seth: For God, [said she], hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel,
whom Cain slew.
2 Samuel 20:18 -
Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying,
They shall surely ask [counsel] atAbel:
and so they ended [the matter].
Hebrews 12:24 -
And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of
sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.
Genesis 4:9 -
And the LORD said unto Cain, Where [is] Abel thy
brother? And he said, I know not: [Am] I my brother's keeper?
2 Samuel 20:14 -
And he went through all the tribes of Israel unto Abel,
and to Bethmaachah, and all the Berites: and they were gathered
together, and went also after him.
Genesis 4:8 -
And Cain talked with Abel his
brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain
rose up against Abel his
brother, and slew him.
Genesis 4:2 -
And she again bare his brother Abel.
And Abel was
a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Genesis 4:4 -
he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof.
And the LORD had respect untoAbel and
to his offering:
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