Genesis 38:2
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English Standard Version
There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her,

King James Bible
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.

American Standard Version
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. And he took her, and went in unto her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saw there the daughter of a man of Chanaan, called Sue: and taking her to wife, he went in unto her.

English Revised Version
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her, and went in unto her.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in to her.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The business was settled in Reuben's absence; probably because his brethren suspected that he intended to rescue Joseph. When he came to the pit and found Joseph gone, he rent his clothes (a sign of intense grief on the part of the natural man) and exclaimed: "The boy is no more, and I, whither shall I go!" - how shall I account to his father for his disappearance! But the brothers were at no loss; they dipped Joseph's coat in the blood of a goat and sent it to his father, with the message, "We have found this; see whether it is thy son's coat or not." Jacob recognised the coat at once, and mourned bitterly in mourning clothes (שׂק) for his son, whom he supposed to have been devoured and destroyed by a wild beast (טרף טרף inf. abs. of Kal before Pual, as an indication of undoubted certainty), and refused all comfort from his children, saying, "No (כּי immo, elliptical: Do not attempt to comfort me, for) I will go down mourning into Sheol to my son." Sheol denotes the place where departed souls are gathered after death; it is an infinitive form from שׁאל to demand, the demanding, applied to the place which inexorably summons all men into its shade (cf. Proverbs 30:15-16; Isaiah 5:14; Habakkuk 2:5). How should his sons comfort him, when they were obliged to cover their wickedness with the sin of lying and hypocrisy, and when even Reuben, although at first beside himself at the failure of his plan, had not courage enough to disclose his brothers' crime?

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saw.

Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise...

Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 24:3 And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth...

Genesis 34:2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

Judges 14:2 And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines...

Judges 16:1 Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in to her.

2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house...

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness?...

Shuah.

Genesis 46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan...

1 Chronicles 2:3 The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born to him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er...

Shua.
took.

Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men...

Genesis 24:3 And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth...

Cross References
Numbers 26:19
The sons of Judah were Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

1 Chronicles 2:3
The sons of Judah: Er, Onan and Shelah; these three Bath-shua the Canaanite bore to him. Now Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, and he put him to death.

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