Genesis 4:19

“¶ And Lamech tooke vnto him two wiues: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.”

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Other Translations

And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
- King James Version

Lamech took to himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Lamech had two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
- Basic English Bible

And Lemech took two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the second, Zillah.
- Darby Bible

And Lamech took to him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
- Webster's Bible

Lamech took two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
- World English Bible

And Lamech taketh to himself two wives, the name of the one Adah, and the name of the second Zillah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Lamech took unto him two wives; the name of one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 4:19


4:19 And Lamech took two wives - It was one of the degenerate race of Cain who first transgressed that original law of marriage, that two only should be one flesh. Jabal was a famous shepherd; he delighted much in keeping cattle, and was so happy in devising methods of doing it to the best advantage, and instructing others in them, that the shepherds of those times, nay, the shepherds of after - times, called him Father; or perhaps his children after him, being brought up to the same employment: the family was a family of shepherds. Jubal was a famous musician, and particularly an organist, and the first that gave rules for that noble art or science of music. When Jabal had set them in a way to be rich, Jubal put them in a way to be merry. From Jubal probably the Jubilee trumpet was so called; for the best music was that which proclaimed liberty and redemption.


Discussion for Genesis 4

  • Methuselah
    ...angel e; genesis tells us that eve did in fact have "other sons and daughters"and tells us the same about the following generations...read genesis again
  • Bruce
    Eve had Children in The Garden( Genesis 3:20) She was The Mother of All Living. Other Translations Changed it to will become.
  • Angel E.
    Where did all these wives come from? Bible only speaks of Adam, Eve, Abel, and Cain. And later on Seth... Never did say Eve bear a daughter.
  • Tyler (Pt. 6 of 5)(I miscounted)
    6 cont. Sometimes depending on how we question his Word can lead to doubt and I didn’t want Brenda to fall down that path. We also need to concentrate more on what his Word does say. His Word doesn't say anything about Cain’s wife being his sister. Hopefully this will clarify the subject more clearly.
  • Tyler (Pt. 5 of 5)
    6 cont. So, knowing who she was is basically irrelevant because of the wickedness. Besides, which is more important? Knowing the identity of one woman or knowing what wickedness can bring? And the reason why I said, “don’t question God’s Word” is because we are to trust in the LORD for the answers.
  • Tyler (Pt. 4 of 5)
    6. (Maybe this will help better) The reason why I wrote my comment in the way it was written is because I’m mentioning the theme that is taking place after Cain murdered Abel and that theme is wickedness. The wickedness that’s going on is one of the main focuses of the chapter. His wife was apparently wicked because look what happened after they had children.

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