Genesis 38:7
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English Standard Version
But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD put him to death.

King James Bible
And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.

American Standard Version
And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight of Jehovah. And Jehovah slew him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Her, the firstborn of Juda, was wicked in the sight of the Lord: and was slain by him.

English Revised Version
And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.

Genesis 38:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

About this time, i.e., after the sale of Joseph, while still feeding the flocks of Jacob along with his brethren (Genesis 37:26),

(Note: As the expression "at that time" does not compel us to place Judah's marriage after the sale of Joseph, many have followed Augustine (qusaet. 123), and placed it some years earlier. But this assumption is rendered extremely improbable, if not impossible, by the fact that Judah was not merely accidentally present when Joseph was sold, but was evidently living with his brethren, and had not yet set up an establishment of his own; whereas he had settled at Adullam previous to his marriage, and seems to have lived there up to the time of the birth of the twins by Thamar. Moreover, the 23 years which intervened between the taking of Joseph into Egypt and the migration of Jacob thither, furnish space enough for all the events recorded in this chapter. If we suppose that Judah, who was 20 years old when Joseph was sold, went to Adullam soon afterwards and married there, is three sons might have been born four or five years after Joseph's captivity. And if his eldest son was born about a year and a half after the sale of Joseph, and he married him to Thamar when he was 15 years old, and gave her to his second son a year after that, Onan's death would occur at least five years before Jacob's removal to Egypt; time enough, therefore, both for the generation and birth of the twin-sons of Judah by Thamar, and for Judah's two journeys into Egypt with his brethren to buy corn. (See Genesis 46:8.))

Judah separated from them, and went down (from Hebron, Genesis 37:14, or the mountains) to Adullam, in the lowland (Joshua 15:35), into the neighbourhood of a man named Hirah. "He pitched (his tent, Genesis 26:25) up to a man of Adullam," i.e., in his neighbourhood, so as to enter into friendly intercourse with him.

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Er.

Genesis 46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan...

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

wicked.

Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

Genesis 19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD...

2 Chronicles 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments...

and the.

1 Chronicles 2:3 The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born to him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er...

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days...

Cross References
Genesis 38:6
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Genesis 46:12
The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, 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; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

1 Chronicles 2:3
The sons of Judah: Er, Onan and Shelah; these three Bath-shua the Canaanite bore to him. Now Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, and he put him to death.

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