Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear.
Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence;1 I will be a restless wanderer on the earth,2 and whoever finds me will kill me."315
But the LORD said to him, "Not soa; if anyone kills Cain4, he will suffer vengeance5 seven times over.6" Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.
So Cain went out from the LORD's presence7 and lived in the land of Nod,b east of Eden.817
Cain lay with his wife,9 and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city,10 and he named it after his son11 Enoch.
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.
Lamech married12 two women,13 one named Adah and the other Zillah.
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp14 and flute.1522
Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged16 all kinds of tools out ofc bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was Naamah.
Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killedd17 a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me.