Genesis 38:15
Good News Translation
When Judah saw her, he thought that she was a prostitute, because she had her face covered.

Contemporary English Version
When Judah came along, he did not recognize her because of the veil. He thought she was a prostitute

Douay-Rheims Bible
When Juda saw her, he thought she was a harlot: for she had covered her face, lest she should be known.

New American Bible
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot, since she had covered her face.

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When Juda saw her, he thought she was a harlot: for she had covered her face, lest she should be known.

harlot.

Genesis 34:31 They answered: Should they abuse our sister as a strumpet?

Leviticus 19:29 Make not thy daughter a common strumpet, lest the land be defiled, and filled with wickedness.

Leviticus 21:14 But a widow or one that is divorced, or defied, or a harlot, he shall not take: but a maid of his own people.

Numbers 25:1,6 And Israel at that time abode in Settim, and the people committed fornication with the daughters of Moab, . . .

Deuteronomy 23:18 Thou shalt not offer the hire of a strumpet, nor the price of a dog, in the house of the Lord thy God, whatsoever it be that thou hast vowed: because both these are an abomination to the Lord thy God.

Judges 11:1 There was at that time Jephte, the Galaadite, a most valiant man, and a warrior, the son of a woman that was a harlot, and his father was Galaad.

Judges 16:1 He went also into Gaza, and saw there a woman, a harlot, and went in unto her.

Judges 19:2,25 And she left him, and returned to her father's house in Bethlehem, and abode with him four months. . . .

1 Kings 3:16 Then there came two women that were harlots, to the king, and stood before him.

Proverbs 2:18,19 None that go in unto her, shall return again, neither shall they take hold of the paths of life. . . .

Amos 2:7 They bruise the heads of the poor upon the dust of the earth, and turn aside the way of the humble: and the son and his father have gone to the same young woman, to profane my holy name.

because.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves.

1 Peter 3:3-6 Whose adorning, let it not be the outward plaiting of the hair, or the wearing of gold, or the putting on of apparel: . . .

covered.

Genesis 38:14 And she put off the garments of her widowhood, and took a veil: and changing her dress, sat in the cross way, that leadeth to Thamnas: because Sela was grown up, and she had not been married to him.

Context
Judah and Tamar
14And she put off the garments of her widowhood, and took a veil: and changing her dress, sat in the cross way, that leadeth to Thamnas: because Sela was grown up, and she had not been married to him. 15When Juda saw her, he thought she was a harlot: for she had covered her face, lest she should be known.16And going to her, he said: Suffer me to lie with thee: for he knew her not to be his daughter-in-law. And she answered: What wilt thou give me to enjoy my company?…
Cross References
Genesis 38:14
And she put off the garments of her widowhood, and took a veil: and changing her dress, sat in the cross way, that leadeth to Thamnas: because Sela was grown up, and she had not been married to him.

Genesis 38:16
And going to her, he said: Suffer me to lie with thee: for he knew her not to be his daughter-in-law. And she answered: What wilt thou give me to enjoy my company?

Proverbs 7:10
Not bearing to be quiet, not able to abide still at home,

Additional Translations
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute because she had covered her face.When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face.

When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; for she had covered her face.

And when Judas saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; for she covered her face, and he knew her not.

And Judah saw her, and took her for a harlot; because she had covered her face.

When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; for she had covered her face.

When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; because she had covered her face.

When Judah saw her, he thought that she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face.

And Judah seeth her, and reckoneth her for a harlot, for she hath covered her face,
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