Genesis 4:24

“If Cain shall bee auenged seuen fold, truely Lamech seuenty and seuen folde.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
- King James Version

If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If seven lives are to be taken as punishment for Cain's death, seventy-seven will be taken for Lamech's.
- Basic English Bible

If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold; Lemech seventy and seven fold.
- Darby Bible

If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold, truly Lamech seventy and seven-fold.
- Webster's Bible

If Cain will be avenged seven times, truly Lamech seventy-seven times."
- World English Bible

For sevenfold is required for Cain, And for Lamech seventy and sevenfold.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 4

  • Hector D
    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 Hebrews 11:4 . For it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul Leviticus 17:11 . Cain s offering of fruit was from the earth which was now cursed and quite unacceptable to God.
  • Hectord
    To Stan Jett. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother s righteous. I John 3:11-12 NKJV God rejected Cain because his works were evil.
  • Rexford
    what does chapter 4 vs 7 mean?
  • Lloyd Parr
    where did cains wife come from?
  • Methuselah
    ...angel e; genesis tells us that eve did in fact have "other sons and daughters"and tells us the same about the following 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.

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