|Westminster Leningrad Codex||Wiki English Translation / World English Bible|
|1||וַֽיְהִי֙ בָּעֵ֣ת הַהִ֔וא וַיֵּ֥רֶד יְהוּדָ֖ה מֵאֵ֣ת אֶחָ֑יו וַיֵּ֛ט עַד ־ אִ֥ישׁ עֲדֻלָּמִ֖י וּשְׁמ֥וֹ חִירָֽה ׃||Gn 38:1|
¶It happened at that time, that Judah went down from his brothers, and visited a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
|2||וַיַּרְא ־ שָׁ֧ם יְהוּדָ֛ה בַּת ־ אִ֥ישׁ כְּנַעֲנִ֖י וּשְׁמ֣וֹ שׁ֑וּעַ וַיִּקָּחֶ֖הָ וַיָּבֹ֥א אֵלֶֽיהָ ׃||Gn 38:2|
Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her, and went in to her.
|3||וַתַּ֖הַר וַתֵּ֣לֶד בֵּ֑ן וַיִּקְרָ֥א אֶת ־ שְׁמ֖וֹ עֵֽר ׃||Gn 38:3|
She conceived, and bore a son; and he named him Er.
|4||וַתַּ֥הַר ע֖וֹד וַתֵּ֣לֶד בֵּ֑ן וַתִּקְרָ֥א אֶת ־ שְׁמ֖וֹ אוֹנָֽן ׃||Gn 38:4|
She conceived again, and bore a son; and she named him Onan.
|5||וַתֹּ֤סֶף עוֹד֙ וַתֵּ֣לֶד בֵּ֔ן וַתִּקְרָ֥א אֶת ־ שְׁמ֖וֹ שֵׁלָ֑ה וְהָיָ֥ה בִכְזִ֖יב בְּלִדְתָּ֥הּ אֹתֽוֹ ׃||Gn 38:5|
She yet again bore a son, and named him Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bore him.
|6||וַיִּקַּ֧ח יְהוּדָ֛ה אִשָּׁ֖ה לְעֵ֣ר בְּכוֹר֑וֹ וּשְׁמָ֖הּ תָּמָֽר ׃||Gn 38:6|
Judah took a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.
|7||וַיְהִ֗י עֵ֚ר בְּכ֣וֹר יְהוּדָ֔ה רַ֖ע בְּעֵינֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה וַיְמִתֵ֖הוּ יְהוָֽה ׃||Gn 38:7|
Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh. Yahweh killed him.
|8||וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוּדָה֙ לְאוֹנָ֔ן בֹּ֛א אֶל ־ אֵ֥שֶׁת אָחִ֖יךָ וְיַבֵּ֣ם אֹתָ֑הּ וְהָקֵ֥ם זֶ֖רַע לְאָחִֽיךָ ׃||Gn 38:8|
Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother’s wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her, and raise up seed to your brother.”
|9||וַיֵּ֣דַע אוֹנָ֔ן כִּ֛י לֹּ֥א ל֖וֹ יִהְיֶ֣ה הַזָּ֑רַע וְהָיָ֞ה אִם ־ בָּ֨א אֶל ־ אֵ֤שֶׁת אָחִיו֙ וְשִׁחֵ֣ת אַ֔רְצָה לְבִלְתִּ֥י נְתָן ־ זֶ֖רַע לְאָחִֽיו ׃||Gn 38:9|
Onan knew that the seed wouldn’t be his; and it happened, when he went in to his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest he should give seed to his brother.
|10||וַיֵּ֛רַע בְּעֵינֵ֥י יְהוָ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשָׂ֑ה וַיָּ֖מֶת גַּם ־ אֹתֽוֹ ׃||Gn 38:10|
The thing which he did was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and he killed him also.
|11||וַיֹּ֣אמֶר יְהוּדָה֩ לְתָמָ֨ר כַּלָּת֜וֹ שְׁבִ֧י אַלְמָנָ֣ה בֵית ־ אָבִ֗יךְ עַד ־ יִגְדַּל֙ שֵׁלָ֣ה בְנִ֔י כִּ֣י אָמַ֔ר פֶּן ־ יָמ֥וּת גַּם ־ ה֖וּא כְּאֶחָ֑יו וַתֵּ֣לֶךְ תָּמָ֔ר וַתֵּ֖שֶׁב בֵּ֥ית אָבִֽיהָ ׃||Gn 38:11|
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.
|12||וַיִּרְבּוּ֙ הַיָּמִ֔ים וַתָּ֖מָת בַּת ־ שׁ֣וּעַ אֵֽשֶׁת ־ יְהוּדָ֑ה וַיִּנָּ֣חֶם יְהוּדָ֗ה וַיַּ֜עַל עַל ־ גֹּֽזֲזֵ֤י צֹאנוֹ֙ ה֗וּא וְחִירָ֛ה רֵעֵ֥הוּ הָעֲדֻלָּמִ֖י תִּמְנָֽתָה ׃||Gn 38:12|
¶After many days, Shua’s daughter, the wife of Judah, died. Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheepshearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah, the Adullamite.
|13||וַיֻּגַּ֥ד לְתָמָ֖ר לֵאמֹ֑ר הִנֵּ֥ה חָמִ֛יךְ עֹלֶ֥ה תִמְנָ֖תָה לָגֹ֥ז צֹאנֽוֹ ׃||Gn 38:13|
It was told Tamar, saying, “Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.”
|14||וַתָּסַר֩ בִּגְדֵ֨י אַלְמְנוּתָ֜הּ מֵֽעָלֶ֗יהָ וַתְּכַ֤ס בַּצָּעִיף֙ וַתִּתְעַלָּ֔ף וַתֵּ֙שֶׁב֙ בְּפֶ֣תַח עֵינַ֔יִם אֲשֶׁ֖ר עַל ־ דֶּ֣רֶךְ תִּמְנָ֑תָה כִּ֤י רָאֲתָה֙ כִּֽי ־ גָדַ֣ל שֵׁלָ֔ה וְהִ֕וא לֹֽא ־ נִתְּנָ֥ה ל֖וֹ לְאִשָּֽׁה ׃||Gn 38:14|
She took off of her the garments of her widowhood, and covered herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gate of Enaim, which is by the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she wasn’t given to him as a wife.
|15||וַיִּרְאֶ֣הָ יְהוּדָ֔ה וַֽיַּחְשְׁבֶ֖הָ לְזוֹנָ֑ה כִּ֥י כִסְּתָ֖ה פָּנֶֽיהָ ׃||Gn 38:15|
When Judah saw her, he thought that she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face.
|16||וַיֵּ֨ט אֵלֶ֜יהָ אֶל ־ הַדֶּ֗רֶךְ וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ הָֽבָה ־ נָּא֙ אָב֣וֹא אֵלַ֔יִךְ כִּ֚י לֹ֣א יָדַ֔ע כִּ֥י כַלָּת֖וֹ הִ֑וא וַתֹּ֙אמֶר֙ מַה ־ תִּתֶּן ־ לִּ֔י כִּ֥י תָב֖וֹא אֵלָֽי ׃||Gn 38:16|
He turned to her by the way, and said, “Please come, let me come in to you,” for he didn’t know that she was his daughter-in-law.
¶She said, “What will you give me, that you may come in to me?”
|17||וַיֹּ֕אמֶר אָנֹכִ֛י אֲשַׁלַּ֥ח גְּדִֽי ־ עִזִּ֖ים מִן ־ הַצֹּ֑אן וַתֹּ֕אמֶר אִם ־ תִּתֵּ֥ן עֵרָב֖וֹן עַ֥ד שָׁלְחֶֽךָ ׃||Gn 38:17|
¶He said, “I will send you a young goat from the flock.”
¶She said, “Will you give me a pledge, until you send it?”
|18||וַיֹּ֗אמֶר מָ֣ה הָֽעֵרָבוֹן֮ אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֶתֶּן ־ לָּךְ֒ וַתֹּ֗אמֶר חֹתָֽמְךָ֙ וּפְתִילֶ֔ךָ וּמַטְּךָ֖ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בְּיָדֶ֑ךָ וַיִּתֶּן ־ לָּ֛הּ וַיָּבֹ֥א אֵלֶ֖יהָ וַתַּ֥הַר לֽוֹ ׃||Gn 38:18|
¶He said, “What pledge will I give you?”
¶She said, “Your signet and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand.”
¶He gave them to her, and came in to her, and she conceived by him.
|19||וַתָּ֣קָם וַתֵּ֔לֶךְ וַתָּ֥סַר צְעִיפָ֖הּ מֵעָלֶ֑יהָ וַתִּלְבַּ֖שׁ בִּגְדֵ֥י אַלְמְנוּתָֽהּ ׃||Gn 38:19|
She arose, and went away, and put off her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
|20||וַיִּשְׁלַ֨ח יְהוּדָ֜ה אֶת ־ גְּדִ֣י הָֽעִזִּ֗ים בְּיַד֙ רֵעֵ֣הוּ הָֽעֲדֻלָּמִ֔י לָקַ֥חַת הָעֵרָב֖וֹן מִיַּ֣ד הָאִשָּׁ֑ה וְלֹ֖א מְצָאָֽהּ ׃||Gn 38:20|
Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman’s hand, but he didn’t find her.
|21||וַיִּשְׁאַ֞ל אֶת ־ אַנְשֵׁ֤י מְקֹמָהּ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר אַיֵּ֧ה הַקְּדֵשָׁ֛ה הִ֥וא בָעֵינַ֖יִם עַל ־ הַדָּ֑רֶךְ וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ לֹא ־ הָיְתָ֥ה בָזֶ֖ה קְדֵשָֽׁה ׃||Gn 38:21|
Then he asked the men of her place, saying, “Where is the prostitute, that was at Enaim by the road?”
¶They said, “There has been no prostitute here.”
|22||וַיָּ֙שָׁב֙ אֶל ־ יְהוּדָ֔ה וַיֹּ֖אמֶר לֹ֣א מְצָאתִ֑יהָ וְגַ֨ם אַנְשֵׁ֤י הַמָּקוֹם֙ אָֽמְר֔וּ לֹא ־ הָיְתָ֥ה בָזֶ֖ה קְדֵשָֽׁה ׃||Gn 38:22|
¶He returned to Judah, and said, “I haven’t found her; and also the men of the place said, ‘There has been no prostitute here.’”
|23||וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוּדָה֙ תִּֽקַּֽח ־ לָ֔הּ פֶּ֖ן נִהְיֶ֣ה לָב֑וּז הִנֵּ֤ה שָׁלַ֙חְתִּי֙ הַגְּדִ֣י הַזֶּ֔ה וְאַתָּ֖ה לֹ֥א מְצָאתָֽהּ ׃||Gn 38:23|
Judah said, “Let her keep it, lest we be shamed. Behold, I sent this young goat, and you haven’t found her.”
|24||וַיְהִ֣י ׀ כְּמִשְׁלֹ֣שׁ חֳדָשִׁ֗ים וַיֻּגַּ֨ד לִֽיהוּדָ֤ה לֵֽאמֹר֙ זָֽנְתָה֙ תָּמָ֣ר כַּלָּתֶ֔ךָ וְגַ֛ם הִנֵּ֥ה הָרָ֖ה לִזְנוּנִ֑ים וַיֹּ֣אמֶר יְהוּדָ֔ה הוֹצִיא֖וּהָ וְתִשָּׂרֵֽף ׃||Gn 38:24|
¶It happened about three months later, that it was told Judah, saying, “Tamar, your daughter-in-law, has played the prostitute; and moreover, behold, she is with child by prostitution.”
¶Judah said, “Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.”
|25||הִ֣וא מוּצֵ֗את וְהִ֨יא שָׁלְחָ֤ה אֶל ־ חָמִ֙יהָ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר לְאִישׁ֙ אֲשֶׁר ־ אֵ֣לֶּה לּ֔וֹ אָנֹכִ֖י הָרָ֑ה וַתֹּ֙אמֶר֙ הַכֶּר ־ נָ֔א לְמִ֞י הַחֹתֶ֧מֶת וְהַפְּתִילִ֛ים וְהַמַּטֶּ֖ה הָאֵֽלֶּה ׃||Gn 38:25|
When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, “By the man, whose these are, I am with child.” She also said, “Please discern whose are these—the signet, and the cords, and the staff.”
|26||וַיַּכֵּ֣ר יְהוּדָ֗ה וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ צָֽדְקָ֣ה מִמֶּ֔נִּי כִּֽי ־ עַל ־ כֵּ֥ן לֹא ־ נְתַתִּ֖יהָ לְשֵׁלָ֣ה בְנִ֑י וְלֹֽא ־ יָסַ֥ף ע֖וֹד לְדַעְתָּֽה ׃||Gn 38:26|
¶Judah acknowledged them, and said, “She is more righteous than I, because I didn’t give her to Shelah, my son.”
¶He knew her again no more.
|27||וַיְהִ֖י בְּעֵ֣ת לִדְתָּ֑הּ וְהִנֵּ֥ה תְאוֹמִ֖ים בְּבִטְנָֽהּ ׃||Gn 38:27|
It happened in the time of her travail, that behold, twins were in her womb.
|28||וַיְהִ֥י בְלִדְתָּ֖הּ וַיִּתֶּן ־ יָ֑ד וַתִּקַּ֣ח הַמְיַלֶּ֗דֶת וַתִּקְשֹׁ֨ר עַל ־ יָד֤וֹ שָׁנִי֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר זֶ֖ה יָצָ֥א רִאשֹׁנָֽה ׃||Gn 38:28|
When she travailed, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, “This came out first.”
|29||וַיְהִ֣י ׀ כְּמֵשִׁ֣יב יָד֗וֹ וְהִנֵּה֙ יָצָ֣א אָחִ֔יו וַתֹּ֕אמֶר מַה ־ פָּרַ֖צְתָּ עָלֶ֣יךָ פָּ֑רֶץ וַיִּקְרָ֥א שְׁמ֖וֹ פָּֽרֶץ ׃||Gn 38:29|
It happened, as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out, and she said, “Why have you made a breach for yourself?” Therefore his name was called Perez.
|30||וְאַחַר֙ יָצָ֣א אָחִ֔יו אֲשֶׁ֥ר עַל ־ יָד֖וֹ הַשָּׁנִ֑י וַיִּקְרָ֥א שְׁמ֖וֹ זָֽרַח ׃ ס||Gn 38:30|
Afterward his brother came out, that had the scarlet thread on his hand, and his name was called Zerah.
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