Genesis 38:6
New International Version
Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

New Living Translation
In the course of time, Judah arranged for his firstborn son, Er, to marry a young woman named Tamar.

English Standard Version
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Berean Study Bible
Now Judah acquired a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

King James Bible
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

New King James Version
Then Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

New American Standard Bible
Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

NASB 1995
Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

NASB 1977
Now Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar.

Amplified Bible
Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn; her name was Tamar.

Christian Standard Bible
Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

American Standard Version
And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yehuda took a woman for Eyr, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Judas took a wife for Er his first-born, whose name was Thamar.

Contemporary English Version
Later, Judah chose Tamar as a wife for Er, his oldest son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Juda took a wife for Her his firstborn, whose name was Thamar.

English Revised Version
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Good News Translation
For his first son Er, Judah got a wife whose name was Tamar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judah chose a wife for his firstborn son Er. Her name was Tamar.

International Standard Version
Judah found a wife for his oldest son Er. Her name was Tamar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar.

Literal Standard Version
And Judah takes a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name [is] Tamar;

NET Bible
Judah acquired a wife for Er his firstborn; her name was Tamar.

New Heart English Bible
And Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

World English Bible
Judah took a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah taketh a wife for Er, his first-born, and her name is Tamar;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judah and Tamar
5Then she gave birth to another son and named him Shelah; it was at Chezib that she gave birth to him. 6Now Judah acquired a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. 7But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; so the LORD put him to death.…

Cross References
Genesis 38:5
Then she gave birth to another son and named him Shelah; it was at Chezib that she gave birth to him.

Genesis 38:7
But Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; so the LORD put him to death.


Treasury of Scripture

And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

took.

Genesis 21:21
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Genesis 24:3
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

Tamar.

Matthew 1:3
And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;









Verse 6. - And Judah took a wife (cf. Genesis 21:21; Genesis 24:4) for Er his firstborn, - "by the early marriage of his sons Judah seems to have intended to prevent in them a germinating corruption (Lange) - whose name as Tamar - "Palm tree" (Gesenius). Though the name was Shemitic, it does not follow that the person was. Cf. Melchisedeck and Abimelech. Yet she is not expressly called a Canaanite, though it is more than probable she was. Lange conjectures that she may have been of Philistine descent, and thinks the narrative intends to convey the impression that she was a woman of extraordinary character.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

acquired
וַיִּקַּ֧ח (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

a wife
אִשָּׁ֖ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

for Er,
לְעֵ֣ר (lə·‘êr)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6147: Er -- two men of Judah

his firstborn,
בְּכוֹר֑וֹ (bə·ḵō·w·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1060: Firstborn, chief

and her name
וּשְׁמָ֖הּ (ū·šə·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

was Tamar.
תָּמָֽר׃ (tā·mār)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8559: Tamar -- daughter-in-law of Judah, also two Israelite women, also a place South of the Dead Sea


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