Genesis 4:24

24 If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.”

Read Genesis 4:24 Using Other Translations

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
If Cain's revenge is sevenfold, then Lamech's is seventy-sevenfold."
If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!”

What does Genesis 4:24 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 4:24

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy
and sevenfold.
] Which if understood of him as confessing and lamenting his sin of murder, the sense is, if Cain was so severely punished for killing one man, of how much sorer punishment am I deserving, and shall have, who have killed two persons, and that after I had seen the punishment of Cain, and yet took no warning by it? or if he that killed Cain, who slew his brother, was to be avenged sevenfold, or to seven generations, then how much more, or longer, shall he be avenged, that shall slay me, who have slain none, or however not designedly; and therefore you may be easy and quiet, your fears, either from God or man, are groundless.

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