17 Cain [a]had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son.18 Now to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad [b]became the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael [c]became the father of Methushael, and Methushael [d]became the father of Lamech.19 Lamech took to himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.22 As for Zillah, she also gave birth to Tubal-cain, the forger of all implements of bronze and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
23 Lamech said to his wives,
“Adah and Zillah, Listen to my voice, You wives of Lamech, Give heed to my speech, For I [e]have killed a man for wounding me; And a boy for striking me; 24 If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”
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