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Genesis 4:17-26 NRS

17 Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch; and he built a city, and named it Enoch after his son Enoch.
18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael the father of Methushael, and Methushael the father of Lamech.
19 Lamech took two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20 Adah bore Jabal; he was the ancestor of those who live in tents and have livestock.
21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and pipe.
22 Zillah bore Tubal-cain, who made all kinds of bronze and iron tools. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
23 Lamech said to his wives: "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, listen to what I say: I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me.
24 If Cain is avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy-sevenfold."
25 Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, for she said, "God has appointed for me another child instead of Abel, because Cain killed him."

References for Genesis 4:25

    • e 4:25 - The verb in Heb resembles the word for [Seth]
      26 To Seth also a son was born, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to invoke the name of the Lord.

      Study tools for Genesis 4:17-26

      • a 4:1 - The verb in Heb resembles the word for [Cain]
      • b 4:8 - Sam Gk Syr Compare Vg: MT lacks [Let us go out to the field]
      • c 4:15 - Gk Syr Vg: Heb [Therefore]
      • d 4:16 - That is [Wandering]
      • e 4:25 - The verb in Heb resembles the word for [Seth]