KJV GEN38 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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38:1 And it came to pass at that time [H6256] , that Judah [H3063] went down [H3381] from his brethren [H251] , and turned [H5186] in to a certain [H376] Adullamite [H5726] , whose name [H8034] [was] Hirah [H2437] .

38:2 And Judah [H3063] saw [H7200] there a daughter [H1323] of a certain [H376] Canaanite [H3669] , whose name [H8034] [was] Shuah [H7770] ; and he took her [H3947] , and went in [H935] unto her.

38:3 And she conceived [H2029] , and bare [H3205] a son [H1121] ; and he called [H7121] his name [H8034] Er [H6147] .

38:4 And she conceived [H2029] again, and bare [H3205] a son [H1121] ; and she called [H7121] his name [H8034] Onan [H209] .

38:5 And she yet again conceived [H3254] , and bare [H3205] a son [H1121] ; and called [H7121] his name [H8034] Shelah [H7956] : and he was at Chezib [H3580] , when she bare [H3205] him.

38:6 And Judah [H3063] took [H3947] a wife [H802] for Er [H6147] his firstborn [H1060] , whose name [H8034] [was] Tamar [H8559] .

38:7 And Er [H6147] , Judah's [H3063] firstborn [H1060] , was wicked [H7451] in the sight [H5869] of the LORD [H3068] ; and the LORD [H3068] slew [H4191] him.

38:8 And Judah [H3063] said [H559] unto Onan [H209] , Go in [H935] unto thy brother's [H251] wife [H802] , and marry [H2992] her, and raise up [H6965] seed [H2233] to thy brother [H251] .

38:9 And Onan [H209] knew [H3045] that the seed [H2233] should not be his; and it came to pass, when [H518] he went in [H935] unto his brother's [H251] wife [H802] , that he spilled [H7843] [it] on the ground [H776] , lest [H1115] that he should give [H5414] seed [H2233] to his brother [H251] .

38:10 And the thing which [H834] he did [H6213] displeased [H3415] [H5869] the LORD [H3068] : wherefore he slew [H4191] him also.(displeased: Heb. was evil in the eyes of the Lord)

38:11 Then said [H559] Judah [H3063] to Tamar [H8559] his daughter in law [H3618] , Remain [H3427] a widow [H490] at thy father's [H1] house [H1004] , till Shelah [H7956] my son [H1121] be grown [H1431] : for he said [H559] , Lest peradventure he die [H4191] also, as his brethren [H251] [did]. And Tamar [H8559] went [H3212] and dwelt [H3427] in her father's [H1] house [H1004] .

38:12 And in process [H7235] of time [H3117] the daughter [H1323] of Shuah [H7770] Judah's [H3063] wife [H802] died [H4191] ; and Judah [H3063] was comforted [H5162] , and went up [H5927] unto his sheepshearers [H1494] [H6629] to Timnath [H8553] , he and his friend [H7453] Hirah [H2437] the Adullamite [H5726] .(in process: Heb. the days were multiplied)

38:13 And it was told [H5046] Tamar [H8559] , saying [H559] , Behold thy father in law [H2524] goeth up [H5927] to Timnath [H8553] to shear [H1494] his sheep [H6629] .

38:14 And she put [H5493] her widow's [H491] garments [H899] off [H5493] from her, and covered her [H3680] with a vail [H6809] , and wrapped herself [H5968] , and sat in [H3427] an open [H5869] place [H6607] , which [is] by the way [H1870] to Timnath [H8553] ; for she saw [H7200] that Shelah [H7956] was grown [H1431] , and she was not given [H5414] unto him to wife [H802] .(an open: Heb. the door of eyes, or, of Enajim)

38:15 When Judah [H3063] saw her [H7200] , he thought [H2803] her [to be] an harlot [H2181] ; because she had covered [H3680] her face [H6440] .

38:16 And he turned [H5186] unto her by the way [H1870] , and said [H559] , Go to [H3051] , I pray thee, let me come in [H935] unto thee; (for he knew [H3045] not that she [was] his daughter in law [H3618] .) And she said [H559] , What wilt thou give [H5414] me, that thou mayest come in [H935] unto me?

38:17 And he said [H559] , I will send [H7971] [thee] a kid [H5795] [H1423] from the flock [H6629] . And she said [H559] , Wilt thou give [H5414] [me] a pledge [H6162] , till thou send [H7971] [it]?(a kid: Heb. a kid of the goats)

38:18 And he said [H559] , What [H834] pledge [H6162] shall I give [H5414] thee? And she said [H559] , Thy signet [H2368] , and thy bracelets [H6616] , and thy staff [H4294] that [is] in thine hand [H3027] . And he gave [H5414] [it] her, and came in [H935] unto her, and she conceived [H2029] by him.

38:19 And she arose [H6965] , and went away [H3212] , and laid by [H5493] her vail [H6809] from her, and put on [H3847] the garments [H899] of her widowhood [H491] .

38:20 And Judah [H3063] sent [H7971] the kid [H1423] [H5795] by the hand [H3027] of his friend [H7453] the Adullamite [H5726] , to receive [H3947] [his] pledge [H6162] from the woman's [H802] hand [H3027] : but he found her [H4672] not.

38:21 Then he asked [H7592] the men [H582] of that place [H4725] , saying [H559] , Where [is] the harlot [H6948] , that [was] openly [H5869] by the way side [H1870] ? And they said [H559] , There was no harlot [H6948] in this [H2088] [place].(openly: or, in Enajim)

38:22 And he returned [H7725] to Judah [H3063] , and said [H559] , I cannot [H3808] find [H4672] her; and also the men [H582] of the place [H4725] said [H559] , [that] there was no harlot [H6948] in this [place].

38:23 And Judah [H3063] said [H559] , Let her take [H3947] [it] to her, lest we be shamed [H937] : behold, I sent [H7971] this kid [H1423] , and thou hast not found [H4672] her.(be shamed: Heb. become a contempt)

38:24 And it came to pass about three [H7969] months [H2320] after, that it was told [H5046] Judah [H3063] , saying [H559] , Tamar [H8559] thy daughter in law [H3618] hath played the harlot [H2181] ; and also, behold, she [is] with child [H2030] by whoredom [H2183] . And Judah [H3063] said [H559] , Bring her forth [H3318] , and let her be burnt [H8313] .

38:25 When she [was] brought forth [H3318] , she sent [H7971] to her father in law [H2524] , saying [H559] , By the man [H376] , whose these [are, am] I with child [H2030] : and she said [H559] , Discern [H5234] , I pray thee, whose [are] these, the signet [H2858] , and bracelets [H6616] , and staff [H4294] .

38:26 And Judah [H3063] acknowledged [H5234] [them], and said [H559] , She hath been more righteous [H6663] than I; because that I gave [H5414] her not to Shelah [H7956] my son [H1121] . And he knew her [H3045] again [H3254] no more.

38:27 And it came to pass in the time [H6256] of her travail [H3205] , that, behold, twins [H8380] [were] in her womb [H990] .

38:28 And it came to pass, when she travailed [H3205] , that [the one] put out [H5414] [his] hand [H3027] : and the midwife [H3205] took [H3947] and bound [H7194] upon his hand [H3027] a scarlet thread [H8144] , saying [H559] , This came out [H3318] first [H7223] .

38:29 And it came to pass, as he drew back [H7725] his hand [H3027] , that, behold, his brother [H251] came out [H3318] : and she said [H559] , How hast thou broken forth [H6555] ? [this] breach [H6556] [be] upon thee: therefore his name [H8034] was called [H7121] Pharez [H6557] .(How hast: or, Wherefore hast thou made this breach against thee?)(Pharez: that is A breach)

38:30 And afterward [H310] came out [H3318] his brother [H251] , that had the scarlet thread [H8144] upon his hand [H3027] : and his name [H8034] was called [H7121] Zarah [H2226] .