Context8Then Judah said to Onan, Go in to your brothers wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother. 9Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brothers wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. 10But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also. 11Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, Remain a widow in your fathers house until my son Shelah grows up; for he thought, I am afraid that he too may die like his brothers. So Tamar went and lived in her fathers house.
12Now after a considerable time Shuas daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and when the time of mourning was ended, Judah went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. 13It was told to Tamar, Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep. 14So she removed her widows garments and covered herself with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gateway of Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah had grown up, and she had not been given to him as a wife. 15When Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot, for she had covered her face. 16So he turned aside to her by the road, and said, Here 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? 17He said, therefore, I will send you a young goat from the flock. She said, moreover, Will you give a pledge until you send it? 18He said, What pledge shall I give you? And she said, Your 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. 19Then she arose and departed, and removed her veil and put on her widows garments.
20When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the womans hand, he did not find her. 21He 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. 22So 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. 23Then Judah said, Let her keep them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her.
24Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, Your 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 her be burned! 25It 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 examine and see, whose signet ring and cords and staff are these? 26Judah recognized them, and said, She is more righteous than I, inasmuch as I did not give her to my son Shelah. And he did not have relations with her again.
27It came about at the time she was giving birth, that behold, there were twins in her womb. 28Moreover, 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. 29But 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. 30Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand; and he was named Zerah.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother unto her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
Juda, therefore add to Onan his son: Go in to thy brother's wife and marry her, that thou mayst raise seed to thy brother.
Darby Bible Translation
Then Judah said to Onan, Go in to thy brother's wife, and fulfil to her the brother-in-law's duty, and raise up seed to thy brother.
English Revised Version
And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Judah said to Onan, Go in to thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
World English Bible
Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her, and raise up seed to your brother."
Young's Literal Translation
And Judah saith to Onan, 'Go in unto the wife of thy brother, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother;'
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