New Living Translation
If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!"
King James Bible
If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
Darby Bible Translation
If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold; Lemech seventy and seven fold.
World English Bible
If Cain will be avenged seven times, truly Lamech seventy-seven times."
Young's Literal Translation
For sevenfold is required for Cain, And for Lamech seventy and sevenfold.'
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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 …
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"No, not seven times," Jesus replied, "but seventy times seven!
The LORD replied, "No, for I will give a sevenfold punishment to anyone who kills you." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain to warn anyone who might try to kill him.
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