Genesis 38:5
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English Standard Version
Yet again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah. Judah was in Chezib when she bore him.

King James Bible
And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

American Standard Version
And she yet again bare a son, and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She bore also a third: whom she called Sela. after whose birth, she ceased to bear any more.

English Revised Version
And she yet again bare a son, and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she yet again conceived, and bore a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bore him.

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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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Shelah.

Genesis 38:11,26 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said...

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...

Numbers 26:20 And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites...

1 Chronicles 4:21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah...

Chezib. Chezib is said, by Eusebius and Jerome, to have been situated near Adullam, and to be then uninhabited.

Cross References
Genesis 38:6
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Numbers 26:20
And the sons of Judah according to their clans were: of Shelah, the clan of the Shelanites; of Perez, the clan of the Perezites; of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites.

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