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22 To Lamech’s other wife, Zillah, was born Tubal-cain. He opened the first foundry[a] forging instruments of bronze and iron.

23 One day Lamech said to Adah and Zillah, “Listen to me, my wives. I have killed a youth who attacked and wounded me. 24 If anyone who kills Cain will be punished seven times, anyone taking revenge against me for killing that youth should be punished seventy-seven times!”

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  1. Genesis 4:22 He opened the first foundry, literally, “He was the father of all metal workers in bronze and iron.”

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