Genesis 38

  1 H6256 And it came to pass at that time, H3063 that Judah H3381 [H8799] went down H251 from his brethren, H5186 [H8799] and turned H376 in to a certain H5726 Adullamite, H8034 whose name H2437 was Hirah.
  2 H3063 And Judah H7200 [H8799] saw H1323 there a daughter H376 of a certain H3669 Canaanite, H8034 whose name H7770 was Shuah; H3947 [H8799] and he took her, H935 [H8799] and went in to her.
  3 H2029 [H8799] And she conceived, H3205 [H8799] and bore H1121 a son; H7121 [H8799] and he called H8034 his name H6147 Er.
  4 H2029 [H8799] And she conceived H3205 [H8799] again, and bore H1121 a son; H7121 [H8799] and she called H8034 his name H209 Onan.
  5 H3254 [H8686] And she yet again conceived, H3205 [H8799] and bore H1121 a son; H7121 [H8799] and called H8034 his name H7956 Shelah: H3580 and he was at Chezib, H3205 [H8800] when she bore him.
  6 H3063 And Judah H3947 [H8799] 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 eyes H3068 of the LORD; H3068 and the LORD H4191 [H8686] slew him.
  8 H3063 And Judah H559 [H8799] said H209 to Onan, H935 [H8798] Go in H251 to thy brother's H802 wife, H2992 [H8761] and marry H6965 [H8685] her, and raise up H2233 seed H251 to thy brother.
  9 H209 And Onan H3045 [H8799] knew H2233 that the seed H518 should not be his; and it came to pass, when H935 [H8802] he went in H251 to his brother's H802 wife, H7843 [H8765] that he decayed H776 it on the earth, H1115 lest H5414 [H8800] he should give H2233 seed H251 to his brother.
  10 H834 And the thing which H6213 [H8804] he did H3415 H5869 [H8799] displeased H3068 the LORD: H4191 [H8686] therefore he slew him also.
  11 H559 [H8799] Then said H3063 Judah H8559 to Tamar H3618 his daughter in law, H3427 [H8798] Remain H490 a widow H1 at thy father's H1004 house, H7956 till Shelah H1121 my son H1431 [H8799] shall be grown: H559 [H8804] for he said, H4191 [H8799] Lest perhaps he die H251 also, as his brethren H8559 did. And Tamar H3212 [H8799] went H3427 [H8799] and dwelt H1 in her father's H1004 house.
  12 H7235 [H8799] And in process H3117 of time H1323 the daughter H7770 of Shuah H3063 Judah's H802 wife H4191 [H8799] died; H3063 and Judah H5162 [H8735] was comforted, H5927 [H8799] and went up H1494 H6629 [H8802] to his sheepshearers H8553 to Timnath, H7453 he and his friend H2437 Hirah H5726 the Adullamite.
  13 H5046 [H8714] And it was told H8559 to Tamar, H559 [H8800] saying, H2524 Behold thy father in law H5927 [H8802] goeth up H8553 to Timnath H1494 [H8800] to shear H6629 his sheep.
  14 H5493 [H8686] And she put off H491 from her, her widow's H899 garments, H3680 [H8762] and covered her H6809 with a veil, H5968 [H8691] and wrapped herself, H3427 [H8799] and sat in H5869 an open H6607 place, H1870 which is by the way H8553 to Timnath; H7200 [H8804] for she saw H7956 that Shelah H1431 [H8804] was grown, H5414 [H8738] and she was not given H802 to him for a wife.
  15 H3063 When Judah H7200 [H8799] saw her, H2803 [H8799] he thought H2181 [H8802] her to be an harlot; H3680 [H8765] because she had covered H6440 her face.
  16 H5186 [H8799] And he turned H1870 to her by the way, H559 [H8799] and said, H3051 [H8798] Come, H935 [H8799] I pray thee, let me come in H3045 [H8804] to thee; (for he knew H3618 not that she was his daughter in law.) H559 [H8799] And she said, H5414 [H8799] What wilt thou give H935 [H8799] me, that thou mayest come in to me?
  17 H559 [H8799] And he said, H7971 [H8762] I will send H5795 H1423 thee a kid H6629 from the flock. H559 [H8799] And she said, H5414 [H8799] Wilt thou give H6162 me a pledge, H7971 [H8800] till thou sendest it?
  18 H559 [H8799] And he said, H834 What H6162 pledge H5414 [H8799] shall I give H559 [H8799] thee? And she said, H2368 Thy signet, H6616 and thy bracelets, H4294 and thy staff H3027 that is in thine hand. H5414 [H8799] And he gave H935 [H8799] them to her, and came in H2029 [H8799] to her, and she conceived by him.
  19 H6965 [H8799] And she arose, H3212 [H8799] and went her way, H5493 [H8686] and laid by H6809 her veil H3847 [H8799] from her, and put on H899 the garments H491 of her widowhood.
  20 H3063 And Judah H7971 [H8799] sent H1423 H5795 the kid H3027 by the hand H7453 of his friend H5726 the Adullamite, H3947 [H8800] to receive H6162 his pledge H802 from the woman's H3027 hand: H4672 [H8804] but he found her not.
  21 H7592 [H8799] Then he asked H582 the men H4725 of that place, H559 [H8800] saying, H6948 Where is the harlot, H5869 that was openly H1870 by the way side? H559 [H8799] And they said, H6948 There was no harlot H2088 in this place.
  22 H7725 [H8799] And he returned H3063 to Judah, H559 [H8799] and said, H3808 I cannot H4672 [H8804] find H582 her; and also the men H4725 of the place H559 [H8804] said, H6948 that there was no harlot in this place.
  23 H3063 And Judah H559 [H8799] said, H3947 [H8799] Let her take H937 it to her, lest we be contemned: H7971 [H8804] behold, I sent H1423 this kid, H4672 [H8804] and thou hast not found her.
  24 H7969 And it came to pass about three H2320 months H5046 [H8714] after, that it was told H3063 to Judah, H559 [H8800] saying, H8559 Tamar H3618 thy daughter in law H2181 [H8804] hath played the harlot; H2030 and also, behold, she is with child H2183 by harlotry. H3063 And Judah H559 [H8799] said, H3318 [H8685] Bring her forth, H8313 [H8735] and let her be burnt.
  25 H3318 [H8716] When she was brought forth, H7971 [H8804] she sent H2524 to her father in law, H559 [H8800] saying, H376 By the man, H2030 whose these are, am I with child: H559 [H8799] and she said, H5234 [H8685] Discern, H2858 I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, H6616 and bracelets, H4294 and staff.
  26 H3063 And Judah H5234 [H8686] acknowledged H559 [H8799] them, and said, H6663 [H8804] She hath been more righteous H5414 [H8804] than I; because that I gave H7956 her not to Shelah H1121 my son. H3045 [H8800] And he knew her H3254 [H8804] again no more.
  27 H6256 And it came to pass in the time H3205 [H8800] of her travail, H8380 that, behold, twins H990 were in her womb.
  28 H3205 [H8800] And it came to pass, when she travailed, H5414 [H8799] that the one put out H3027 his hand: H3205 [H8764] and the midwife H3947 [H8799] took H7194 [H8799] and bound H3027 upon his hand H8144 a scarlet thread, H559 [H8800] saying, H3318 [H8804] This came out H7223 first.
  29 H7725 [H8688] And it came to pass, as he drew back H3027 his hand, H251 that, behold, his brother H3318 [H8804] came out: H559 [H8799] and she said, H6555 [H8804] How hast thou broken forth? H6556 this breach H8034 be upon thee: therefore his name H7121 [H8799] was called H6557 Pharez.
  30 H310 And afterwards H3318 [H8804] came out H251 his brother, H8144 that had the scarlet thread H3027 upon his hand: H8034 and his name H7121 [H8799] was called H2226 Zarah.