Genesis 38:30
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New International Version
Then his brother, who had the scarlet thread on his wrist, came out. And he was named Zerah.

New Living Translation
Then the baby with the scarlet string on his wrist was born, and he was named Zerah.

English Standard Version
Afterward his brother came out with the scarlet thread on his hand, and his name was called Zerah.

New American Standard Bible
Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand; and he was named Zerah.

King James Bible
And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then his brother, who had the scarlet thread tied to his hand, came out, and was named Zerah.

International Standard Version
Afterwards, his brother came out, and around his hand was the scarlet. So they named him Zerah.

NET Bible
Afterward his brother came out--the one who had the scarlet thread on his hand--and he was named Zerah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After that his brother was born with the red yarn on his hand. He was named Zerah [Sunrise].

Jubilee Bible 2000
And afterward his brother that had the scarlet thread upon his hand came out, and his name was called Zarah.

King James 2000 Bible
And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zerah.

American King James Version
And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread on his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

American Standard Version
And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zerah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Afterwards his brother came out, on whose hand was the scarlet thread: and she called him Zara.

Darby Bible Translation
And afterwards came out his brother, round whose hand was the scarlet thread; and they called his name Zerah.

English Revised Version
And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zerah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And afterwards came out his brother that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his name was called Zarah.

World English Bible
Afterward his brother came out, that had the scarlet thread on his hand, and his name was called Zerah.

Young's Literal Translation
and afterwards hath his brother come out, on whose hand is the scarlet thread, and he calleth his name Zarah.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 30. - And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and hi, name was called Zarah - Splendor.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And afterward came out his brother that had the scarlet thread upon his hand,.... By which it was known that he so far came out first; which confirms the remarkable birth of his brother, who notwithstanding got the start of him:

and his name was called Zarah; not from "rising", or his coming forth like the rising sun, as is usually observed; but rather from his return, or drawing back his hand, and as it were returning to his mother's womb; and so, according to Hillerus (l), Zarah, by a transposition of letters, comes from "Chazar", to return: but Jarchi thinks he had his name from the refulgent appearance of the scarlet thread on his wrist.

(l) Onomastic. Sacr. p. 372.



Genesis 38:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Birth of Pharez and Zarah
29But it came about as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out. Then she said, "What a breach you have made for yourself!" So he was named Perez. 30Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand; and he was named Zerah.
Cross References
1 Chronicles 2:4
Judah's daughter-in-law Tamar bore Perez and Zerah to Judah. He had five sons in all.

Nehemiah 11:24
Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, one of the descendants of Zerah son of Judah, was the king's agent in all affairs relating to the people.
Treasury of Scripture

And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread on his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

Zarah.

1 Chronicles 9:6 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brothers, six hundred and ninety.

Zerah.

Matthew 1:3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; …

Zara.

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