The Sons of Cain
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Matthew 23:29-30-Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our father’s, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

The word hypocrites in Greek means, "an actor under an assumed character. The root word means, to speak or act under a false part, pretend." (Strong’s #5273 & #5271)

Here, the scribes in the verse above are blood related to the scribes in 1 Chronicles 2:55. By their own admission, they are the children of them that murdered the prophets.

Matthew 23:31-33-Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? (Luke 11:47-51)

The word ‘generation,’ in Greek means, "offspring." (Strong’s #1081)

The word ‘vipers’ in Greek means, "a poisonous snake." (Strong’s #2191)

Why did Jesus call these particular scribes the offspring of snakes? He wanted us to know, with absolute certainty, that they are the children of the serpent. He documented this truth for us by what He called them. Cain’s seed line goes back to Eden, where the dragon, that old serpent, the devil, and Satan, sowed this evil offspring (Revelation 20:1-2 - Revelation 12:9 - 1 John 3:12). For further documentation read my study, "Satan’s Impregnation Of Eve."

Matthew 23:35-That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the Temple and the altar.

In this verse, Jesus condemns the children of Cain for the murders of all the righteous blood that is shed on the earth. He does this by going all the way back to Eden where Abel became the first victim of this murdering seed line. So, I ask you this important question, Who killed Abel? The answer is obvious. Cain was the one who murdered Abel (Genesis 4:3-10) and his children have inherited the family business of murdering the innocent. Jesus also singled out Zacharias, the son of Barachias, in this ‘Woe’ chapter because he was murdered between the altar of God by this same seed line. The Zacharias that Jesus is referring to here is the great prophet in the Old Testament and his book carries his name (Zachariah 1:1 & 1:7). For the historical account of Zachariah’s death see ‘The Antiquities of the Jews by Flavius Josephus.’ I thank you for studying with Men As Trees Teaching Ministry and encourage you to view some of our other Bible studies on this website.

Study References Are Listed Below

  • 1) The Companion Bible: The Authorized Version Of 1611 (KJV). Kregel Publications. Grand Rapids, MI.

  • 2) The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible: By James Strong. Hendrickson Publishers. Peabody, MA.

  • 3) The Jewish Encyclopedia. Ktav Publishing House, Inc. Volume #3, Page-494.

  • 4) The Jewish Encyclopedia. Ktav Publishing House, Inc. Volume #7, Page-466.

  • 5) The Works Of Josephus: New Updated Version. Translated By William Whiston, A.M. Hendrickson Publishers. Peabody, Massachusetts.

  • 6) The Nelson Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Copyright 1986 By Thomas Nelson Publishers. Nashville . Camden . New York.

Related Studies On This Website Are Listed Below

1) Satan’s Impregnation Of Eve.

2) The Four W’s Of Christ’s Crucifixion.

3) Was Noah’s Father-In-Law A Kenite?

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