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Genesis 4:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold, truly Lamech seventy and seven-fold.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold; Lemech seventy and seven fold.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If, sevenfold, be the avenging of, Cain, Then, of Lamech, seventy and seven.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For sevenfold is required for Cain, And for Lamech seventy and sevenfold.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Sevenfold vengeance shall be taken for Cain: but for Lamech seventy times sevenfold.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If Cain shall bee auenged seuen fold, truely Lamech seuenty and seuen folde.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Because vengeance has been exacted seven times on Cain's behalf, on Lamech's [it shall be] seventy times seven.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— If Qayin shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lemekh seventy and sevenfold.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If 3588
{3588} Prime
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
Kayin קַיִן 7014
{7014} Prime
The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe.
shall be avenged 5358
{5358} Prime
A primitive root; to grudge, that is, avenge or punish.
<8714> Grammar
Stem - Hophal (See H8825)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 178
sevenfold, 7659
{7659} Prime
Dual (adverb) of H7651; seven times.
truly Lemeó לֶמֶך 3929
{3929} Prime
From an unused root of uncertain meaning; Lemek, the name of two antediluvian patriarchs.
seventy 7657
{7657} Prime
Multiple of H7651; seventy.
and sevenfold. 7651
{7651} Prime
From H7650; a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication a week; by extension an indefinite number.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 4:24

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech (s) seventy and sevenfold.

(s) He mocked at God's tolerance in Cain jesting as though God would allow no one to punish him and yet give him permission to murder others.

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Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.


Matthew 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
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