Genesis 4:16–24

16 So Cain went out from the Lord’s presencea and lived in the land of Nod,f east of Eden.b

17 Cain made love to his wife,c and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city,d and he named it after his sone Enoch. 18 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.

19 Lamech marriedf two women,g one named Adah and the other Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instrumentsh and pipes.i 22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forgedj all kinds of tools out ofg bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah.

23 Lamech said to his wives,

“Adah and Zillah, listen to me;

wives of Lamech, hear my words.

I have killedk a man for wounding me,

a young man for injuring me.

24 If Cain is avengedl seven times,m

then Lamech seventy-seven times.n

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