Genesis 38:6
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New International Version
Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

New Living Translation
In the course of time, Judah arranged for his firstborn son, Er, to marry a young woman named Tamar.

English Standard Version
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

New American Standard Bible
Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

King James Bible
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

International Standard Version
Judah found a wife for his oldest son Er. Her name was Tamar.

NET Bible
Judah acquired a wife for Er his firstborn; her name was Tamar.

New Heart English Bible
Judah took a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judah chose a wife for his firstborn son Er. Her name was Tamar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar.

New American Standard 1977
Now Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

King James 2000 Bible
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

American King James Version
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

American Standard Version
And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Juda took a wife for Her his firstborn, whose name was Thamar.

Darby Bible Translation
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

English Revised Version
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, whose name was Tamar.

World English Bible
Judah took a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah taketh a wife for Er, his first-born, and her name is Tamar;
Study Bible
Judah and Tamar
5She bore still another son and named him Shelah; and it was at Chezib that she bore him. 6Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. 7But Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD took his life.…
Cross References
Genesis 38:5
She bore still another son and named him Shelah; and it was at Chezib that she bore him.

Genesis 38:7
But Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD took his life.
Treasury of Scripture

And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

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

Verse 6. - And Judah took a wife (cf. Genesis 21:21; Genesis 24:4) for Er his firstborn, - "by the early marriage of his sons Judah seems to have intended to prevent in them a germinating corruption (Lange) - whose name as Tamar - "Palm tree" (Gesenius). Though the name was Shemitic, it does not follow that the person was. Cf. Melchisedeck and Abimelech. Yet she is not expressly called a Canaanite, though it is more than probable she was. Lange conjectures that she may have been of Philistine descent, and thinks the narrative intends to convey the impression that she was a woman of extraordinary character. And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn,.... Chose one for him, and presented her to him for his liking, whom he approving of married:

whose name was Tamar; which signifies a "palm tree": the Targum of Jonathan says, she was the daughter of Shem; but it is altogether improbable that a daughter of his should be living at this time, and young enough to bear children: it is much more probable that she was daughter of Levi, Judah's brother, as an Arabic writer (o) asserts; but it is more likely still that she was the daughter of a Canaanite, who was living in the same place, though his name is not mentioned, Genesis 38:11.

(o) Abulpharag. Hist. Dynast. p. 16. 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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