Genesis 4:24
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.”

Berean Study Bible
If Cain is avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”

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

New King James Version
If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”

New American Standard Bible
“If Cain is avenged seven times, Then Lamech seventy-seven times!”

NASB 1995
If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”

NASB 1977
If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”

Amplified Bible
“If Cain is avenged sevenfold [as the LORD said he would be], Then Lamech [will be avenged] seventy-sevenfold.”

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because Qayn shall be rewarded sevenfold, and Lamek seventy and seven.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Because vengeance has been exacted seven times on Cain's behalf, on Lamech's it shall be seventy times seven.

Contemporary English Version
Anyone who tries to get even with me will be punished ten times more than anyone who tries to get even with Cain."

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

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

Good News Translation
If seven lives are taken to pay for killing Cain, Seventy-seven will be taken if anyone kills me."

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

Literal Standard Version
For sevenfold is required for Cain, And for Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”

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

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

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Descendants of Cain
23Then Lamech said to his wives: “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; wives of Lamech, listen to my speech. For I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me. 24If Cain is avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”

Cross References
Matthew 18:22
Jesus answered, "I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy-seven times!

Genesis 4:15
"Not so!" replied the LORD. "If anyone slays Cain, then Cain will be avenged sevenfold." And the LORD placed a mark on Cain, so that no one who found him would kill him.


Treasury of Scripture

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

if.

Genesis 4:15
And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

seventy.

Matthew 18:22
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

Cain
קָ֑יִן (qā·yin)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7014: Cain -- a city in southern Judah

is avenged
יֻקַּם־ (yuq·qam-)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5358: To grudge, avenge, punish

sevenfold,
שִׁבְעָתַ֖יִם (šiḇ·‘ā·ṯa·yim)
Number - fd
Strong's 7659: Sevenfold, seven times

then Lamech
וְלֶ֖מֶךְ (wə·le·meḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3929: Lamech -- a descendant of Cain, also a descendant of Seth

seventy-sevenfold.”
וְשִׁבְעָֽה׃ (wə·šiḇ·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number


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