Genesis 4:19

“And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Lamech tooke vnto him two wiues: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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