Context16So he turned aside to her by the road, and said, Here now, let me come in to you; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What will you give me, that you may come in to me? 17He said, therefore, I will send you a young goat from the flock. She said, moreover, Will you give a pledge until you send it? 18He said, What pledge shall I give you? And she said, Your seal and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand. So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him. 19Then she arose and departed, and removed her veil and put on her widows garments.
20When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the womans hand, he did not find her. 21He asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the temple prostitute who was by the road at Enaim? But they said, There has been no temple prostitute here. 22So he returned to Judah, and said, I did not find her; and furthermore, the men of the place said, There has been no temple prostitute here. 23Then Judah said, Let her keep them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her.
24Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry. Then Judah said, Bring her out and let her be burned! 25It was while she was being brought out that she sent to her father-in-law, saying, I am with child by the man to whom these things belong. And she said, Please examine and see, whose signet ring and cords and staff are these? 26Judah recognized them, and said, She is more righteous than I, inasmuch as I did not give her to my son Shelah. And he did not have relations with her again.
27It came about at the time she was giving birth, that behold, there were twins in her womb. 28Moreover, it took place while she was giving birth, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, This one came out first. 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.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Come, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee: for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?
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 en joy my company?
Darby Bible Translation
And he turned aside to her by the way, and said, Come, I pray thee, let me go in to thee; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in to me?
English Revised Version
And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee: for he knew not that she was his daughter in law. And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?
Webster's Bible Translation
And he turned to her by the way, and said, Come, I pray thee, let me have access to thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law:) and she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayst have access to me?
World English Bible
He turned to her by the way, and said, "Please come, let me come in to you," for he didn't know that she was his daughter-in-law. She said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"
Young's Literal Translation
and he turneth aside unto her by the way, and saith, 'Come, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee,' (for he hath not known that she is his daughter-in-law); and she saith, 'What dost thou give to me, that thou mayest come in unto me?'
LibraryBecause, Therefore, Lying Heretics Find not in the Books of the New Testament Any...
29. Because, therefore, lying heretics find not in the books of the New Testament any precedents of lying which are meet to be imitated, they esteem themselves to be most copious in their disputation wherein they opine that it is right to lie, when from the old prophetical books, because it doth not appear therein, save to the few who understand, to what must be referred the significative sayings and doings which as such be true, they seem to themselves to find out and allege many that be lies. But …
St. Augustine—Against Lying
Cix. Jewish Rulers Seek to Ensnare Jesus.
Annunciation to Joseph of the Birth of Jesus.
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