Genesis 38:20
New International Version
Meanwhile Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get his pledge back from the woman, but he did not find her.

New Living Translation
Later Judah asked his friend Hirah the Adullamite to take the young goat to the woman and to pick up the things he had given her as his guarantee. But Hirah couldn’t find her.

English Standard Version
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite to take back the pledge from the woman’s hand, he did not find her.

Berean Study Bible
Now when Judah sent his friend Hirah the Adullamite with the young goat to collect the items he had left with the woman, he could not find her.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
And Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman’s hand, but he did not find her.

New American Standard Bible
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman’s hand, he did not find her.

NASB 1995
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman’s hand, he did not find her.

NASB 1977
When Judah sent the kid by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman’s hand, he did not find her.

Amplified Bible
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite, to get his pledge [back] from the woman, he was unable to find her.

Christian Standard Bible
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get back the items he had left with the woman, he could not find her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get back the items he had left with the woman, he could not find her.

American Standard Version
And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yehuda sent the kid of goats by his friend, the Arlemite, to take the pledge from the hands of the woman, and he did not find her.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Judas sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his shepherd the Odollamite, to receive the pledge from the woman; and he found her not.

Contemporary English Version
Judah asked his friend Hirah take a goat to the woman, so he could get back the ring and walking stick, but she wasn't there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Juda sent a kid by his shepherd, the Odollamite, that he might receive the pledge again, which he had given to the woman: but he, not finding her,

English Revised Version
And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.

Good News Translation
Judah sent his friend Hirah to take the goat and get back from the woman the articles he had pledged, but Hirah could not find her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judah sent his friend Hirah to deliver the young goat so that he could get back his deposit from the woman, but his friend couldn't find her.

International Standard Version
Later on, Judah sent his Adullamite friend to take her a young goat, intending to retrieve what he had put up as security from the woman, but he could not find her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand; but he found her not.

Literal Standard Version
And Judah sends the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the hand of the woman, and he has not found her.

NET Bible
Then Judah had his friend Hirah the Adullamite take a young goat to get back from the woman the items he had given in pledge, but Hirah could not find her.

New Heart English Bible
Judah sent the young goat by his friend, the Adullamite, to receive the guarantee back from the woman?s hand, but he did not find her.

World English Bible
Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, but he didn't find her.

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah sendeth the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the hand of the woman, and he hath not found her.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judah and Tamar
19Then Tamar got up and departed. And she removed her veil and put on her widow’s garments again. 20Now when Judah sent his friend Hirah the Adullamite with the young goat to collect the items he had left with the woman, he could not find her. 21He asked the men of that place, “Where is the shrine prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?” “No shrine prostitute has been here,” they answered.…

Cross References
Genesis 38:1
About that time, Judah left his brothers and settled near a man named Hirah, an Adullamite.

Genesis 38:19
Then Tamar got up and departed. And she removed her veil and put on her widow's garments again.

Genesis 38:21
He asked the men of that place, "Where is the shrine prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?" "No shrine prostitute has been here," they answered.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

his friend.

Genesis 20:9
Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

Leviticus 19:17
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

Judges 14:20
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.









Verse 20. - And Judah sent the kid - literally, the kid of the goats, which he had promised (ver. 17) - by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but (literally, and) he (i.e. Hirah) found her not.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now when Judah
יְהוּדָ֜ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

sent
וַיִּשְׁלַ֨ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

his friend [Hirah]
רֵעֵ֣הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

the Adullamite
הָֽעֲדֻלָּמִ֔י (hā·‘ă·ḏul·lā·mî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5726: Adullamite -- inhabitant of Adullam

with
בְּיַד֙ (bə·yaḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

the young goat
גְּדִ֣י (gə·ḏî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1423: A kid (a young goat)

to collect
לָקַ֥חַת (lā·qa·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3947: To take

the items he had left with
הָעֵרָב֖וֹן (hā·‘ê·rā·ḇō·wn)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6162: A pledge

the woman,
הָאִשָּׁ֑ה (hā·’iš·šāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

he could not
וְלֹ֖א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

find her.
מְצָאָֽהּ׃ (mə·ṣā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present


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