Genesis 38:10
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New International Version
What he did was wicked in the LORD's sight; so the LORD put him to death also.

King James Bible
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

Darby Bible Translation
And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and he slew him also.

World English Bible
The thing which he did was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and he killed him also.

Young's Literal Translation
and that which he hath done is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and He putteth him also to death.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wherefore he slew him also - The sin of Onan has generally been supposed to be self-pollution; but this is certainly a mistake; his crime was his refusal to raise up seed to his brother, and rather than do it, by the act mentioned above, he rendered himself incapable of it. We find from this history that long be fore the Mosaic law it was an established custom, probably founded on a Divine precept, that if a man died childless his brother was to take his wife, and the children produced by this second marriage were considered as the children of the first husband, and in consequence inherited his possessions.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

displeased. Heb. was evil in the eyes of.

Numbers 11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled...

Numbers 22:34 And Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that you stood in the way against me: now therefore...

2 Samuel 11:27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bore him a son...

1 Chronicles 21:7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has hope in his death.

Proverbs 24:18 Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

Jeremiah 44:4 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh...

Haggai 1:13 Then spoke Haggai the LORD's messenger in the LORD's message to the people, saying, I am with you, said the LORD.

him also.

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

Library
Because, Therefore, Lying Heretics Find not in the Books of the New Testament Any...
29. Because, therefore, lying heretics find not in the books of the New Testament any precedents of lying which are meet to be imitated, they esteem themselves to be most copious in their disputation wherein they opine that it is right to lie, when from the old prophetical books, because it doth not appear therein, save to the few who understand, to what must be referred the significative sayings and doings which as such be true, they seem to themselves to find out and allege many that be lies. But
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 46:12
The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.

Numbers 26:19
Er and Onan were sons of Judah, but they died in Canaan.

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