Genesis 38:10
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New International Version
What he did was wicked in the LORD's sight; so the LORD put him to death also.

New Living Translation
But the LORD considered it evil for Onan to deny a child to his dead brother. So the LORD took Onan's life, too.

English Standard Version
And what he did was wicked in the sight of the LORD, and he put him to death also.

New American Standard Bible
But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also.

King James Bible
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

Christian Standard Bible
What he did was evil in the LORD's sight, so he put him to death also.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD wasn't pleased with Onan and took his life too.

Good News Translation
What he did displeased the LORD, and the LORD killed him also.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What he did was evil in the LORD's sight, so He put him to death also.

International Standard Version
The LORD considered what Onan was doing to be evil, so he put him to death, too.

NET Bible
What he did was evil in the LORD's sight, so the LORD killed him too.

New Heart English Bible
The thing which he did was evil in the sight of the LORD, and he killed him also.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What Onan did angered the LORD so much that the LORD took away Onan's life too.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of the LORD; and He slew him also.

New American Standard 1977
But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD, and he slew him also.

King James 2000 Bible
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: therefore he slew him also.

American King James Version
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: why he slew him also.

American Standard Version
And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Jehovah: and he slew him also.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And therefore the Lord slew him, be- cause he did a detestable thing.

Darby Bible Translation
And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and he slew him also.

English Revised Version
And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of the LORD: and he slew him also.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

World English Bible
The thing which he did was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and he killed him also.

Young's Literal Translation
and that which he hath done is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and He putteth him also to death.
Study Bible
Judah and Tamar
9Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother's wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. 10But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also. 11Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, "Remain a widow in your father's house until my son Shelah grows up"; for he thought, "I am afraid that he too may die like his brothers." So Tamar went and lived in her father's house.…
Cross References
Genesis 46:12
The sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah and Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). And the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

Numbers 26:19
The sons of Judah were Er and Onan, but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
Treasury of Scripture

And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: why he slew him also.

displeased. Heb. was evil in the eyes of.

Numbers 11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD …

Numbers 22:34 And Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew …

2 Samuel 11:27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his …

1 Chronicles 21:7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has …

Proverbs 24:18 Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

Jeremiah 44:4 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early …

Haggai 1:13 Then spoke Haggai the LORD's messenger in the LORD's message to the …

him also.

Genesis 46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and …

Numbers 26:19 The sons of Judah were Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

And the thing which he did displeased the Lord,.... Being done out of envy to his brother, and through want of affection to the memory of his name; and it may be out of covetousness to get his estate into his own hands, and especially as it frustrated the end of such an usage of marrying a brother's wife; which appears to be according to the will of God, since it afterwards became a known law of his; and it was the more displeasing, as it was not only a check upon the multiplication of Abraham's seed as promised, but since the Messiah was to come from Judah. This was doing all to hinder it that lay in his power:

wherefore he slew him also; in like manner as he had slain his brother, Genesis 38:7. 38:1-30 The profligate conduct of Judah and his family. - This chapter gives an account of Judah and his family, and such an account it is, that it seems a wonder that of all Jacob's sons, our Lord should spring out of Judah, Heb 7:14. But God will show that his choice is of grace and not of merit, and that Christ came into the world to save sinners, even the chief. Also, that the worthiness of Christ is of himself, and not from his ancestors. How little reason had the Jews, who were so called from this Judah, to boast as they did, Joh 8:41. What awful examples the Lord proclaims in his punishments, of his utter displeasure at sin! Let us seek grace from God to avoid every appearance of sin. And let that state of humbleness to which Jesus submitted, when he came to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself, in appointing such characters as those here recorded, to be his ancestors, endear the Redeemer to our hearts.
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