New Living Translation
Lamech married two women. The first was named Adah, and the second was Zillah.
King James Bible
And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Darby Bible Translation
And Lemech took two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the second, Zillah.
World English Bible
Lamech took two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Young's Literal Translation
And Lamech taketh to himself two wives, the name of the one Adah, and the name of the second Zillah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:19 And Lamech took two wives - It was one of the degenerate race of Cain who first transgressed that original law of marriage, that two only should be one flesh. Jabal was a famous shepherd; he delighted much in keeping cattle, and was so happy in devising methods of doing it to the best advantage, and instructing others in them, that the shepherds of those times, nay, the shepherds of after - times, called him Father; or perhaps his children after him, being brought up to the same employment: the family was a family of shepherds. Jubal was a famous musician, and particularly an organist, and the first that gave rules for that noble art or science of music. When Jabal had set them in a way to be rich, Jubal put them in a way to be merry. From Jubal probably the Jubilee trumpet was so called; for the best music was that which proclaimed liberty and redemption.
LibraryLetter xxxvi. To Pope Damasus.
Jerome's reply to the foregoing. For the second and fourth questions he refers Damasus to the writings of Tertullian, Novatian, and Origen. The remaining three he deals with in detail. Gen. iv. 15, he understands to mean "the slayer of Cain shall complete the sevenfold vengeance which is to be wreaked upon him." Exodus xiii. 18, he proposes to reconcile with Gen. xv. 16, by supposing that in the one place the tribe of Levi is referred to, in the other the tribe of Judah. He suggests, however, that …
St. Jerome—The Principal Works of St. Jerome
How the Kindly-Disposed and the Envious are to be Admonished.
Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
The Growth of the Old Testament Prophetic Histories
This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
Enoch had a son named Irad. Irad became the father of Mehujael. Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of Lamech.
Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the first of those who raise livestock and live in tents.
One day Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; listen to me, you wives of Lamech. I have killed a man who attacked me, a young man who wounded me.
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