1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
38:1 ¶ And it came to pass, at that time, that Judah went down, away from his brethren,and turned aside unto a certain Adullamite, whose, name, was Hirah.
38:2 And Judah saw there, a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose, name, was Shua,and he took her, and went in unto her;
38:3 and she conceived, and bare a son,and he called his name, Er.
38:4 And she conceived again, and bare a son,and she called his name Onan.
38:5 And she, yet again, bare a son, and called his name, Shelah,and, she, was at Chezib, when she bare him.
38:6 And Judah took a wife, for Er his firstborn,and, her name, was Tamar.
38:8 Then said Judah to Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law unto her,and raise up seed, to thy brother.
38:9 And Onan knew that the seed would not be his,and so, although he did go in unto his brother's wife, yet made he waste upon the ground, so as not to give seed to his brother.
38:11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-lawRemain a widow in the house of thy father, until Shelah my son grow up. For he said, Lest, he also, die, like his brethren. So Tamar went her way, and remained in the house of her father.
38:12 ¶ And, when the days were multiplied, then died Shua's daughter, Judah's wife,and Judah consoled himself, and went up unto his sheepshearers, he, and Hirah his friend the Adullamite, towards Timnah.
38:13 And it was told Tamar, saying,Lo! thy father-in-law, is going up towards Timnah, to the shearing of his sheep.
38:14 So she put off from her the garments of her widowhood, and covered herself with a veil, and wrapped herself up, and sat down in the entrance of, Enaim, which is by the way towards Timnah,for she saw that Shelah had grown up, and, she, had not been given him to wife.
38:15 And Judah, seeing her, reckoned her to be an unchaste woman,for she had covered her face.
38:16 So he turned aside unto her, by the way, and said, Grant it! I pray thee, let me come in unto thee! For he knew not that she, was, his daughter-in-law. And she said, What wilt thou give me, if thou shouldst come in unto me?
38:17 And he said, I, will send a kid of the goats, from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give a pledge, until thou send it?
38:18 And he saidWhat is the pledge that I shall give thee? And she saidThy signet-ring, and thy guard, and thy staff that is in thy hand. So he gave them to her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
38:19 Then she arose and went her way, and put off her veil from her,and put on the garments of her widowhood.
38:20 And Judah sent the kid of the goats, by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge, at the hand of the woman,but he found her not.
38:21 So he asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the devotee, she, that was in Enaim, by the way? And they said,There hath been, here, no devotee.
38:22 Then returned he unto Judah, and saidI found her not,moreover, also, the men of the place, said, There hath been, here, no devotee.
38:23 And Judah said: Thou must take it to her, lest we become a contempt,lo! I sent this kid, and, thou, hast not found her.
38:24 ¶ And it came to pass that, about three months after, it was told Judah, sayingTamar thy daughter-in-law hath been guilty of unchastity, moreover, also lo! she hath conceived by unchastity. Then said Judah, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
38:25 When, she, was about to be brought forth, then, she herself, sent unto her father-in-law, saying, By the man to whom these belong, have, I, conceived! And she saidExamine, I pray thee, to whom belong the signet-ring, and the guard, and the staffthese!
38:26 So Judah examined them and saidMore righteous than I! forasmuch, as I had not given her to Shelah my son. And he knew her again, no more.
38:27 And it came to pass, at the time of her travail, that lo! twins, were in her womb.
38:28 And it came to pass, when she was in travail, that one put forth a hand,so the midwife took and bound upon his hand a crimson thread, sayingThis, came first!
38:29 And so it was that, no sooner had he withdrawn his hand, than lo! his brother had come. And she said, Wherefore hast thou made for thyself a breach? So his name was called Perez.
38:30 And, afterwards, came his brother, on whose hand, was the crimson thread,so his name was called Zerah.
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