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The meaning and origin of the expression: Am I my brother's keeper?

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Am I my brother's keeper?

What's the meaning of the phrase 'Am I my brother's keeper?'?

Literal meaning.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Am I my brother's keeper?'?

From the Bible, Genesis IV 9 (King James Version):

And the Lord said unto Cain, where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

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