Seven Sins of Cain … in Proverbs

In today’s reading from Proverbs we hear,

“There are six things which the LORD hates, seven which are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and a man who sows discord among brothers. My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.”
~Prov 6:16-19

Let us recap the sins as identified by Chrysostom:

  • Cain envied his brother for the favor he received from the Lord
  • Cain envied his own brother
  • Cain devised a plot against his brother
  • Cain committed murder
  • Cain murdered his own brother
  • Cain was the first to commit murder
  • Cain lied to God about the murder

Similarities? I think so.

Coincidence? I think not