Genesis 38:2
New International Version
There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married her and made love to her;

New Living Translation
There he saw a Canaanite woman, the daughter of Shua, and he married her. When he slept with her,

English Standard Version
There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her,

Berean Study Bible
There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua, and he took her as a wife and slept with her.

King James Bible
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.

New King James Version
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua, and he married her and went in to her.

New American Standard Bible
Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her as a wife and had relations with her.

NASB 1995
Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her and went in to her.

NASB 1977
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her and went in to her.

Amplified Bible
There Judah saw a daughter of Shua, a Canaanite, and he took her [as his wife] and lived with her.

Christian Standard Bible
There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite named Shua; he took her as a wife and slept with her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite named Shua; he took her as a wife and slept with her.

American Standard Version
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. And he took her, and went in unto her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yehuda saw there the daughter of a Canaanite man, and her name was Shua, and he took her and he went into her.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Judas saw there the daughter of a Chananitish man, whose name was Sava; and he took her, and went in to her.

Contemporary English Version
While there he met the daughter of Shua, a Canaanite man. Judah married her,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saw there the daughter of a man of Chanaan, called Sue: and taking her to wife, he went in unto her.

English Revised Version
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her, and went in unto her.

Good News Translation
There Judah met a young Canaanite woman whose father was named Shua. He married her,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man whose name was Shua. He married her and slept with her.

International Standard Version
There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married her, had sexual relations with her,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her, and went in unto her.

Literal Standard Version
and Judah sees there the daughter of a man, a Canaanite, whose name [is] Shuah, and takes her, and goes in to her.

NET Bible
There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. Judah acquired her as a wife and had marital relations with her.

New Heart English Bible
There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite whose name was Shua. And he married her and slept with her.

World English Bible
Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her, and went in to her.

Young's Literal Translation
and Judah seeth there the daughter of a man, a Canaanite, whose name is Shuah, and taketh her, and goeth in unto her.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judah and Tamar
1About that time, Judah left his brothers and settled near a man named Hirah, an Adullamite. 2There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua, and he took her as a wife and slept with her. 3So she conceived and gave birth to a son, and Judah named him Er.…

Cross References
Numbers 26:19
The sons of Judah were Er and Onan, but they died in the land of Canaan.

1 Chronicles 2:3
The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him by Bath-shua the Canaanite. Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD, who put him to death.


Treasury of Scripture

And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in to her.

saw.

Genesis 3:6
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 24:3
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

Shuah.

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

1 Chronicles 2:3
The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and he slew him.

Shua.

Genesis 6:4
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Genesis 24:3
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:









(2) Canaanite.--This is rendered in the Targum merchant, and so the Authorised Version translates Canaanite in Proverbs 31:24. In favour of this view is the fact, that the marriage of Simeon with a Canaanitish woman is regarded as an act so exceptional, as to be worth recording (Genesis 46:10). But we may well doubt whether, at so early an age, the terms Canaanite and merchant had become synonymous. "Shuah" was the name of the woman's father, as appears plainly in the Hebrew. (See also Genesis 38:12.)

Verse 2. - And Judah saw there the daughter of a certain (literally, of a man, a) Canaanite, - not of a merchant (Onkelos), but of an inhabitant of the land of Canaan - whose name was Shuah; - "Wealth," "Riches," "Cry for Help" (Gesenius). This was not the name of Judah's wife (LXX.), but of her father - (vide ver. 12) - and he took her, - i.e. married her (viz. Genesis 6:2; Genesis 24:67) - and went in unto her.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
There
שָׁ֧ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

Judah
יְהוּדָ֛ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

saw
וַיַּרְא־ (way·yar-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

the daughter
בַּת־ (baṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

of a Canaanite
כְּנַעֲנִ֖י (kə·na·‘ă·nî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3669: Canaanite -- inhabitant of Canaan

man
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

named
וּשְׁמ֣וֹ (ū·šə·mōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

Shua,
שׁ֑וּעַ (šū·a‘)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7770: Shua -- father of Judah's wife

and he took her as a wife
וַיִּקָּחֶ֖הָ (way·yiq·qā·ḥe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

and slept with
וַיָּבֹ֥א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

her.
אֵלֶֽיהָ׃ (’ê·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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