Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said…
1. Injuries to daughters-in-law God may repay upon men's wives.
2. Days may seem many before God's visit, but visitation will come for sin.
3. God may make death to be a just recompense of men's hard dealings.
4. Vain and sinful hearts are soon comforted after the death of wives.
5. Comforts carnal hearts do seek by fleshly feasting and employments.
6. Bad companions and opportune places bad hearts delight in to enjoy their lusts (ver. 12).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
WEB: Then Judah said to Tamar, his daughter-in-law, "Remain a widow in your father's house, until Shelah, my son, is grown up;" for he said, "Lest he also die, like his brothers." Tamar went and lived in her father's house.