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.
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1 Kings 16:7
Moreover, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha and his house, because of all the evil he had done in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger with the work of his hands and becoming like the house of Jeroboam, and also because Baasha struck down the house of Jeroboam.

Psalm 59:11
Do not kill them, or my people will forget. Scatter them by Your power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.

Hosea 1:4
Then the LORD said to Hosea, "Name him Jezreel, for soon I will bring the bloodshed of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel.

Matthew 26:52
"Put your sword back in its place, " Jesus said to him. "For all who draw the sword will die by the sword.


Genesis 4:24
If Cain is avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."

Leviticus 26:18, 21, 24, 28
And if after all this you will not obey Me, I will proceed to punish you sevenfold for your sins. . . .

Psalm 79:12
Pay back into the laps of our neighbors sevenfold the reproach they hurled at You, O Lord.

Proverbs 6:31
Yet if caught, he must pay sevenfold; he must give up all the wealth of his house.

set a mark, etc.

Ezekiel 9:4, 6
"Go throughout the city of Jerusalem, " said the LORD, "and put a mark on the foreheads of the men sighing and groaning over all the abominations committed there." . . .

Revelation 14:9, 11
And a third angel followed them, calling out in loud a voice, "If anyone worships the beast and its image, and receives its mark on his forehead or on his hand, . . .

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD replied to him, "In that case, whoever kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over." And He placed a mark on Cain so that whoever found him would not kill him.

International Standard Version
The LORD told him, "This won't happen, because whoever kills you will suffer seven times the vengeance." Then the LORD placed a sign on Cain so that no one finding him would kill him.

NET Bible
But the LORD said to him, "All right then, if anyone kills Cain, Cain will be avenged seven times as much." Then the LORD put a special mark on Cain so that no one who found him would strike him down.
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