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 Genesis 38:1 - 30
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 38  - Click for Chapter Audio
38:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And it came about at that time, that Judah departed F735 from his brothers and visited F736 a certain Adullamite, R1100 whose name was Hirah.
 
38:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; R1101 and he took her and went in to her.
 
38:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So she conceived and bore a son and he named him Er. R1102
 
38:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then she conceived again and bore a son and named him Onan. R1103
 
38:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
She bore still another son and named him Shelah; R1104 and it was at Chezib that F737 she bore him.
 
38:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.
 
38:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Er, R1105 Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD took his life.
 
38:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Judah said to Onan, "Go R1106 in to your brother's wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring F738 for your brother."
 
38:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Onan knew that the offspring R1107 F739 would not be his; so when he went in to his brother's wife, he wasted F740 his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring F739 to his brother.
 
38:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took R1108 his life also.
 
38:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, "Remain R1109 a widow in your father's house until my son Shelah grows up"; for he thought, F741 "I am afraid that he too may die like his brothers." So Tamar went and lived in her father's house.
 
38:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now after F742 a considerable time Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and when the F743 time of mourning was ended, Judah went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, R1110 he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
 
38:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It was told to Tamar, "Behold, F744 your father-in-law is going up to Timnah R1111 to shear his sheep."
 
38:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So she removed F745 her widow's garments and covered R1112 herself with a veil, F746 and wrapped herself, and sat in the gateway of Enaim, F747 which is on the road to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah had grown up, and she R1113 had not been given to him as a wife.
 
38:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot, for she had covered her face.
 
38:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he turned aside to her by the road, and said, "Here F748 now, let me come in to you"; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"
 
38:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, therefore, "I will send you a young F749 goat from the flock." She said, moreover, "Will you give a pledge until you send it?"
 
38:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "What pledge shall I give you?" And she said, "Your R1114 seal and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand." So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him.
 
38:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then she arose and departed, and removed F750 her veil F751 and put on her widow's garments.
 
38:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Judah sent the young F752 goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, he did not find her.
 
38:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He asked the men of her place, saying, "Where is the temple prostitute who was by the road at Enaim?" But they said, "There has been no temple prostitute here."
 
38:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he returned to Judah, and said, "I did not find her; and furthermore, the men of the place said, `There has been no temple prostitute here.' "
 
38:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Judah said, "Let her keep F753 them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After F754 all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her."
 
38:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, "Your F755 daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry." Then Judah said, "Bring her out and let R1115 her be burned!"
 
38:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It was while she was being brought out that she sent to her father-in-law, saying, "I am with child by the man to whom these things belong." And she said, "Please R1116 examine and see, whose signet ring and cords and staff are these?"
 
38:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Judah recognized them, and said, "She R1117 is more righteous than I, inasmuch as I R1118 did not give her to my son Shelah." And he did not have F756 relations with her again.
 
38:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It came about at the time she was giving birth, that behold, there were twins R1119 in her womb.
 
38:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Moreover, it took place while she was giving birth, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, "This one came out first."
 
38:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But it came about as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out. Then she said, "What a breach you have made for yourself!" So he was named Perez. R1120 F757
 
38:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand; and he was named Zerah. R1121 F758
 

FOOTNOTES:
F735 Lit went down
F736 Lit turned aside to
F737 Lit when
F738 Lit seed
F739 Lit seed
F740 Lit spilled on the ground
F741 Lit said
F742 Lit the days became many and
F743 Lit Judah was comforted, he
F744 Lit saying, Behold
F745 Lit removed from herself
F746 Or shawl
F747 In Josh 15:34, Enam
F748 Or Come, now
F749 Lit kid of goats
F750 Lit removed from herself
F751 Or shawl
F752 Lit kid of goats by the hand of
F753 Lit take for herself
F754 Lit Behold
F755 Lit saying, Your
F756 Lit know her yet again
F757 I.e. a breach
F758 I.e. a dawning or brightness

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R1100 Joshua 15:35; 1 Samuel 22:1
R1101 1 Chronicles 2:3
R1102 Genesis 46:12; Numbers 26:19
R1103 Genesis 46:12
R1104 Numbers 26:20
R1105 Genesis 46:12; Numbers 26:19; 1 Chronicles 2:3
R1106 Deuteronomy 25:5,6; Matthew 22:24
R1107 Deuteronomy 25:6
R1108 Genesis 46:12; Numbers 26:19
R1109 Ruth 1:12,13
R1110 Joshua 15:10,57
R1111 Joshua 15:10,57; Judges 14:1
R1112 Genesis 24:65
R1113 Genesis 38:11,26
R1114 Genesis 38:25; 41:42
R1115 Leviticus 21:9
R1116 Genesis 37:32
R1117 1 Samuel 24:17
R1118 Genesis 38:14
R1119 Genesis 25:24-26
R1120 Genesis 46:12; Ruth 4:12
R1121 1 Chronicles 2:4

 
 

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