New Living Translation
But Er was a wicked man in the LORD's sight, so the LORD took his life.
King James Bible
And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Jehovah, and Jehovah slew him.
World English Bible
Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh. Yahweh killed him.
Young's Literal Translation
and Er, Judah's first-born, is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and Jehovah doth put him to death.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
38:7 And Er was wicked in the sight of the Lord - That is, in defiance of God and his law. And what came of it? Why God cut him off presently, The Lord slew him. The next brother Onan was, according to the ancient usage, married to the widow, to preserve the name of his deceased brother that died childless. This custom of marrying the brother's widow was afterward made one of the laws of Moses, Deu 25:5. Onan, though he consented to marry the widow, yet to the great abuse of his own body, of the wife he had married, and the memory of his brother that was gone, he refused to raise up seed unto his brother. Those sins that dishonour the body are very displeasing to God, and the evidence of vile actions. Observe, the thing which he did displeased the Lord - And it is to be feared, thousands, especially of single persons, by this very thing, still displeased the Lord, and destroy their own souls.
In the course of time, Judah arranged for his firstborn son, Er, to marry a young woman named Tamar.
The sons of Judah were Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (though Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
Judah had two sons, Er and Onan, who had died in the land of Canaan.
1 Chronicles 2:3
Judah had three sons from Bathshua, a Canaanite woman. Their names were Er, Onan, and Shelah. But the LORD saw that the oldest son, Er, was a wicked man, so he killed him.
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