Genesis 38

  1 H6256 And it came to pass at that time, H3063 that Judah H3381 went down H251 from his brothers, H5186 and turned H376 in to a certain H5726 Adullamite, H8034 whose name H2437 was Hirah.
  2 H3063 And Judah H7200 saw H1323 there a daughter H376 of a certain H3669 Canaanite, H8034 whose name H7770 was Shuah; H3947 and he took her, H935 and went in unto her.
  3 H2029 And she conceived, H3205 and gave birth to H1121 a son; H7121 and he called H8034 his name H6147 Er.
  4 H2029 And she conceived H3205 again, and gave birth to H1121 a son; H7121 and she called H8034 his name H209 Onan.
  5 H3254 And she yet again conceived, H3205 and gave birth to H1121 a son; H7121 and called H8034 his name H7956 Shelah: H3580 and he was at Chezib, H3205 when she gave birth to him.
  6 H3063 And Judah H3947 took H802 a wife H6147 for Er H1060 his firstborn, H8034 whose name H8559 was Tamar.
  7 H6147 And Er, H3063 Judah's H1060 firstborn, H7451 was wicked H5869 in the sight H3068 of the Lord; H3068 and the Lord H4191 killed him.
  8 H3063 And Judah H559 said H209 unto Onan, H935 Go in H251 unto your brother's H802 wife, H2992 and marry H6965 her, and raise up H2233 seed H251 to your brother.
  9 H209 And Onan H3045 knew H2233 that the seed H518 should not be his; and it came to pass, when H935 he went in H251 unto his brother's H802 wife, H7843 that he spilled H776 it on the ground, H1115 lest H5414 that he should give H2233 seed H251 to his brother.
  10 H834 And the thing which H6213 he did H3415 displeased H3068 the Lord: H4191 therefore he killed him also.
  11 H559 Then said H3063 Judah H8559 to Tamar H3618 his daughter in law, H3427 Remain H490 a widow H1 at your father's H1004 house, H7956 until Shelah H1121 my son H1431 be grown: H559 for he said, H4191 What if he die H251 also, as his brothers H8559 did? And Tamar H3212 went H3427 and lived H1 in her father's H1004 house.
  12 H7235 And in process H3117 of time H1323 the daughter H7770 of Shuah H3063 Judah's H802 wife H4191 died; H3063 and Judah H5162 was comforted, H5927 and went up H1494 unto his sheepshearers H8553 to Timnath, H7453 he and his friend H2437 Hirah H5726 the Adullamite.
  13 H5046 And it was told H8559 Tamar, H559 saying, H2524 Behold your father in law H5927 goes up H8553 to Timnath H1494 to shear H6629 his sheep.
  14 H5493 And she put H491 her widow's H899 garments H5493 off H3680 from her, and covered her H6809 with a veil, H5968 and wrapped herself, H3427 and sat in H5869 a open H6607 place, H1870 which is by the way H8553 to Timnath; H7200 for she saw H7956 that Shelah H1431 was grown, H5414 and she was not given H802 unto him to wife.
  15 H3063 When Judah H7200 saw her, H2803 he thought H2181 her to be a prostitute; H3680 because she had covered H6440 her face.
  16 H5186 And he turned H1870 unto her by the way, H559 and said, H3051 Go to, H935 I pray you let me come in H3045 unto you (for he knew H3618 not that she was his daughter in law.) H559 And she said, H5414 What will you give H935 me, that you may come in unto me?
  17 H559 And he said, H7971 I will send H5795 you a kid H6629 from the flock. H559 And she said, H5414 will you give H6162 me a pledge, H7971 until you send it?
  18 H559 And he said, H834 What H6162 pledge H5414 shall I give H559 you And she said, H2368 Your signet, H6616 and your bracelets, H4294 and your staff H3027 that is in your hand. H5414 And he gave H935 it her, and came in H2029 unto her, and she conceived by him.
  19 H6965 And she arose, H3212 and went away, H5493 and laid by H6809 her veil H3847 from her, and put on H899 the garments H491 of her widowhood.
  20 H3063 And Judah H7971 sent H1423 the kid H3027 by the hand H7453 of his friend H5726 the Adullamite, H3947 to receive H6162 his pledge H802 from the woman's H3027 hand: H4672 but he found her not.
  21 H7592 Then he asked H582 the men H4725 of that place, H559 saying, H6948 Where is the prostitute, H5869 that was openly H1870 by the way side? H559 And they said, H6948 There was no prostitute H2088 in this place.
  22 H7725 And he returned H3063 to Judah, H559 and said, H3808 I cannot H4672 find H582 her; and also the men H4725 of the place H559 said, H6948 that there was no prostitute in this place.
  23 H3063 And Judah H559 said, H3947 Let her take H937 it to her, lest we be shamed: H7971 behold, I sent H1423 this kid, H4672 and you have not found her.
  24 H7969 And it came to pass about three H2320 months H5046 after, that it was told H3063 Judah, H559 saying, H8559 Tamar H3618 your daughter in law H2181 has played the prostitute; H2030 and also, behold, she is with child H2183 by prostitution. H3063 And Judah H559 said, H3318 Bring her forth, H8313 and let her be burnt.
  25 H3318 When she was brought forth, H7971 she sent H2524 to her father in law, H559 saying, H376 By the man, H2030 whose these are, am I with child: H559 and she said, H5234 Discern, H2858 I pray you, whose are these, the signet, H6616 and bracelets, H4294 and staff.
  26 H3063 And Judah H5234 acknowledged H559 them, and said, H6663 She has been more righteous H5414 than I; because that I gave H7956 her not to Shelah H1121 my son. H3045 And he knew her H3254 again no more.
  27 H6256 And it came to pass in the time H3205 of her hardship, H8380 that, behold, twins H990 were in her womb.
  28 H3205 And it came to pass, when she travailed, H5414 that the one put out H3027 his hand: H3205 and the midwife H3947 took H7194 and bound H3027 upon his hand H8144 a scarlet thread, H559 saying, H3318 This came out H7223 first.
  29 H7725 And it came to pass, as he drew back H3027 his hand, H251 that, behold, his brother H3318 came out: H559 and she said, H6555 How have you broken forth? H6556 This breach H8034 be upon you. Therefore his name H7121 was called H6557 Perez.
  30 H310 And afterward H3318 came out H251 his brother, H8144 that had the scarlet thread H3027 upon his hand: H8034 and his name H7121 was called H2226 Zarah.