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Genesis 4:24

Context
NET ©

If Cain is to be avenged seven times as much, then Lamech seventy-seven times!” 1 

NIV ©

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

NASB ©

If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."

NLT ©

If anyone who kills Cain is to be punished seven times, anyone who takes revenge against me will be punished seventy–seven times!"

MSG ©

If Cain is avenged seven times, for Lamech it's seventy-seven!

BBE ©

If seven lives are to be taken as punishment for Cain’s death, seventy-seven will be taken for Lamech’s.

NRSV ©

If Cain is avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy-sevenfold."

NKJV ©

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy–sevenfold."


KJV
If
<03588>
Cain
<07014>
shall be avenged
<05358> (8714)
sevenfold
<07659>_,
truly Lamech
<03929>
seventy
<07657>
and sevenfold
<07651>_.
NASB ©
If
<03588>
Cain
<07014>
is avenged
<05358>
sevenfold
<07659>
, Then Lamech
<03929>
seventy-sevenfold
<07657>
."
HEBREW
hebsw
<07651>
Myebs
<07657>
Kmlw
<03929>
Nyq
<07014>
Mqy
<05358>
Mytebs
<07659>
yk (4:24)
<03588>
LXXM
oti
<3754
CONJ
eptakiv
<2034
ADV
ekdedikhtai
<1556
V-RMI-3S
ek
<1537
PREP
kain
<2535
N-PRI
ek
<1537
PREP
de
<1161
PRT
lamec
<2984
N-PRI
ebdomhkontakiv
<1441
ADV
epta
<2033
N-NUI
NET © [draft] ITL
If
<03588>
Cain
<07014>
is to be avenged
<05358>
seven times
<07659>
as much, then Lamech
<03929>
seventy-seven
<07651>
times!”
NET ©

If Cain is to be avenged seven times as much, then Lamech seventy-seven times!” 1 

NET © Notes

sn Seventy-seven times. Lamech seems to reason this way: If Cain, a murderer, is to be avenged seven times (see v. 15), then how much more one who has been unjustly wronged! Lamech misses the point of God’s merciful treatment of Cain. God was not establishing a principle of justice when he warned he would avenge Cain’s murder. In fact he was trying to limit the shedding of blood, something Lamech wants to multiply instead. The use of “seventy-seven,” a multiple of seven, is hyperbolic, emphasizing the extreme severity of the vengeance envisioned by Lamech.



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