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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CommentaryClarke'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.
LibraryBecause, 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
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.
Er and Onan were sons of Judah, but they died in Canaan.
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