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.
Darby Bible Translation
If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold; Lemech 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.'
Genesis 4:24 Parallel
LibraryThe Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Ver. 20. "And Noah began and became an husbandman, and planted vineyards."--This does not imply that Noah was the first who began to till the ground, and, more especially, to cultivate the vine; for Cain, too, was a tiller of the ground, Gen. iv. 2. The sense rather is, that Noah, after the flood, again took up this calling. Moreover, the remark has not an independent import; it serves only to prepare the way for the communication of the subsequent account of Noah's drunkenness. By this remark, …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
The Sixth Commandment
Third Sunday Before Lent
Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." And the LORD appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.
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