Genesis 4:24
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New International Version
If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times."

New Living Translation
If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!"

English Standard Version
If Cain’s revenge is sevenfold, then Lamech’s is seventy-sevenfold.”

New American Standard Bible
If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If Cain is to be avenged seven times over, then for Lamech it will be seventy-seven times!

International Standard Version
For if Cain is being avenged seven times, then Lamech will be avenged 77 times."

NET Bible
If Cain is to be avenged seven times as much, then Lamech seventy-seven times!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If Cain is avenged 7 times, then Lamech, 77 times."

Jubilee Bible 2000
if Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy times seven.

King James 2000 Bible
If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

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

American Standard Version
If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sevenfold vengeance shall be taken for Cain: but for Lamech seventy times sevenfold.

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

English Revised Version
If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
For sevenfold is required for Cain, And for Lamech seventy and sevenfold.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:19-24 One of Cain's wicked race is the first recorded, as having broken the law of marriage. Hitherto, one man had but one wife at a time; but Lamech took two. Wordly things, are the only things that carnal, wicked people set their hearts upon, and are most clever and industrious about. So it was with this race of Cain. Here was a father of shepherds, and a father of musicians, but not a father of the faithful. Here is one to teach about brass and iron, but none to teach the good knowledge of the Lord: here are devices how to be rich, and how to be mighty, and how to be merry; but nothing of God, of his fear and service. Present things fill the heads of most. Lamech had enemies, whom he had provoked. He draws a comparison betwixt himself and his ancestor Cain; and flatters himself that he is much less criminal. He seems to abuse the patience of God in sparing Cain, into an encouragement to expect that he may sin unpunished.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. Which if understood of him as confessing and lamenting his sin of murder, the sense is, if Cain was so severely punished for killing one man, of how much sorer punishment am I deserving, and shall have, who have killed two persons, and that after I had seen the punishment of Cain, and yet took no warning by it? or if he that killed Cain, who slew his brother, was to be avenged sevenfold, or to seven generations, then how much more, or longer, shall he be avenged, that shall slay me, who have slain none, or however not designedly; and therefore you may be easy and quiet, your fears, either from God or man, are groundless.



Genesis 4:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Descendants of Cain
23Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, Listen to my voice, You wives of Lamech, Give heed to my speech, For I have killed a man for wounding me; And a boy for striking me; 24If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."
Cross References
Matthew 18:22
Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

Genesis 4:15
But the LORD said to him, "Not so; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.
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