Monthly Archives: January, 2009

Genesis 4.17-24

Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch; and he built a city, and named it Enoch after his son Enoch.

To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and mehujael the father of Lamech.

Lamech took two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Adah bore Jabal; he was the ancestor of those who live in tents and have livestock. His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and pipe.

Zillah bore Tubalcain, who made all kinds of bronze and iron tools. The sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

Lamech said to his wives: Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;
you wives of Lamech, listen to me:

I have killed a man for wounding me,
a young man for striking me.
If Cain is avenged sevenfold,
truly Lamech– seventy-sevenfold.

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