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22 Zillah gave birth to Tubal-Cain. Tubal-Cain was the father of people who work with bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-Cain was named Naamah.

23 Lamech said to his wives,

“Adah and Zillah, hear my voice!
    You wives of Lamech, listen to me.
A man hurt me, so I killed him.
    I even killed a child for hitting me.
24 The punishment for killing Cain was very bad.
    But the punishment for killing me will be many times worse!”

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22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged(A) all kinds of tools out of[a] 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 killed(B) a man for wounding me,
    a young man for injuring me.
24 If Cain is avenged(C) seven times,(D)
    then Lamech seventy-seven times.(E)

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  1. Genesis 4:22 Or who instructed all who work in

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