Genesis 38:17
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English Standard Version
He answered, “I will send you a young goat from the flock.” And she said, “If you give me a pledge, until you send it—”

King James Bible
And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

American Standard Version
And he said, I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
He said: I will send thee a kid out of the flock. And when she said again: I will suffer what thou wilt, if thou give a pledge, till thou send what thou promisest,

English Revised Version
And he said, I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock: and she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou sendest it?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The sudden death of his two sons so soon after their marriage with Thamar made Judah hesitate to give her the third as a husband also, thinking, very likely, according to a superstition which we find in Tobit 3:7ff., that either she herself, or marriage with her, had been the cause of her husbands' deaths. He therefore sent her away to her father's house, with the promise that he would give her his youngest son as soon as he had grown up; though he never intended it seriously, "for he thought lest (פּן אמר, i.e., he was afraid that) he also might die like his brethren."

Genesis 38:17 Parallel Commentaries

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I will.

Ezekiel 16:33 They give gifts to all whores: but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and hire them...

a kid. Heb. a kid of the goats. Wilt thou.

Genesis 38:20,24,25 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not...

Proverbs 20:16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely...

Cross References
Genesis 38:16
He turned to her at the roadside and said, "Come, let me come in to you," for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. She said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"

Genesis 38:18
He said, "What pledge shall I give you?" She replied, "Your signet 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.

Judges 15:1
After some days, at the time of wheat harvest, Samson went to visit his wife with a young goat. And he said, "I will go in to my wife in the chamber." But her father would not allow him to go in.

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