New International Version
Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.
King James Bible
And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Darby Bible Translation
And Lemech took two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the second, Zillah.
World English Bible
Lamech took two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Young's Literal Translation
And Lamech taketh to himself two wives, the name of the one Adah, and the name of the second Zillah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lamech took - two wives - He was the first who dared to reverse the order of God by introducing polygamy; and from him it has been retained, practiced, and defended to the present day.
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'If thou doest not well, sin croucheth at the door: and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.'--GENESIS iv. 7 (R. V.). These early narratives clothe great moral and spiritual truths in picturesque forms, through which it is difficult for us to pierce. In the world's childhood God spoke to men as to children, because there were no words then framed which would express what we call abstract conceptions. They had to be shown by pictures. But these early men, simple and childlike …
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Extracts No. vii.
The Faith of Abraham.
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.
Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me.
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