Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah! Listen to me! You wives of Lamech, hear my words! I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man 1 for hurting me.
The donkey saw me and turned from me these three times. If 1 she had not turned from me, I would have killed you but saved her alive.”
He said, “They were my brothers, the sons of my mother. I swear, 1 as surely as the Lord is alive, if you had let them live, I would not kill you.”
“I sent against you a plague like one of the Egyptian plagues. 1 I killed your young men with the sword, along with the horses you had captured. I made the stench from the corpses 2 rise up into your nostrils. Still you did not come back to me.” The Lord is speaking!