Genesis 38:21
New International Version
He asked the men who lived there, "Where is the shrine prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?" "There hasn't been any shrine prostitute here," they said.

New Living Translation
So he asked the men who lived there, "Where can I find the shrine prostitute who was sitting beside the road at the entrance to Enaim?" "We've never had a shrine prostitute here," they replied.

English Standard Version
And he asked the men of the place, “Where is the cult prostitute who was at Enaim at the roadside?” And they said, “No cult prostitute has been here.”

Berean Study Bible
He asked the men of that place, “Where is the temple prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?” “No temple prostitute has been here,” they answered.

New American Standard Bible
He 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."

King James Bible
Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.

Christian Standard Bible
He asked the men of the place, "Where is the cult prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?" "There has been no cult prostitute here," they answered.

Contemporary English Version
Hirah asked the people of Enaim, "Where is the prostitute who sat along the road outside your town?" "There's never been one here," they answered.

Good News Translation
He asked some men at Enaim, "Where is the prostitute who was here by the road?" "There has never been a prostitute here," they answered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He asked the men of the place, "Where is the cult prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?"" There has been no cult prostitute here," they answered.

International Standard Version
He asked the men who lived in that area, "Where's that temple prostitute who was sitting alongside the road at Enaim?" But they replied, "There's been no temple prostitute here."

NET Bible
He asked the men who were there, "Where is the cult prostitute who was at Enaim by the road?" But they replied, "There has been no cult prostitute here."

New Heart English Bible
Then he asked the men of her place, saying, "Where is the prostitute, that was at Enaim by the road?" They said, "There has been no prostitute here."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He asked the men of that area, "Where's that prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?" "There's no prostitute here," they answered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then he asked the men of her place, saying: 'Where is the harlot, that was at Enaim by the wayside?' And they said: 'There hath been no harlot here.'

New American Standard 1977
And he 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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the cult prostitute of the waters by the way side? And they said, There was no cult prostitute in this place.

King James 2000 Bible
Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the wayside? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.

American King James Version
Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.

American Standard Version
Then he asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the prostitute, that was at Enaim by the wayside? And they said, There hath been no prostitute here.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he asked the men of the place, Where is the harlot who was in Aenan by the way-side? and they said, There was no harlot here.

Douay-Rheims Bible
asked the men of that place : Where is the woman that sat in the cross way? And when they all made answer: There was no harlot in this place,

Darby Bible Translation
And he asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the prostitute that was at Enaim, by the way-side? And they said, There was no prostitute here.

English Revised Version
Then he asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was at Enaim by the way side? And they said, There hath been no harlot here.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he asked the men of that place, saying, where is the harlot that was openly by the way-side? and they said, There was no harlot in this place.

World English Bible
Then he asked the men of her place, saying, "Where is the prostitute, that was at Enaim by the road?" They said, "There has been no prostitute here."

Young's Literal Translation
And he asketh the men of her place, saying, 'Where is the separated one -- she in Enayim, by the way?' and they say, 'There hath not been in this place a separated one.'
Study Bible
Judah and Tamar
20Now when Judah sent his friend Hirah the Adullamite with the young goat to collect the items he had left with the woman, he could not find her. 21He asked the men of that place, “Where is the temple prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?” “No temple prostitute has been here,” they answered. 22So Hirah returned to Judah and said, “I could not find her, and furthermore, the men of that place said, ‘No temple prostitute has been here.’”…
Cross References
Genesis 38:20
Now when Judah sent his friend Hirah the Adullamite with the young goat to collect the items he had left with the woman, he could not find her.

Genesis 38:22
So Hirah returned to Judah and said, "I could not find her, and furthermore, the men of that place said, 'No temple prostitute has been here.'"

Treasury of Scripture

Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.

openly by the way side.

Jeremiah 38:14
Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet unto him into the third entry that is in the house of the LORD: and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask thee a thing; hide nothing from me.







Lexicon
He asked
וַיִּשְׁאַ֞ל (way·yiš·’al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

the men
אַנְשֵׁ֤י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

of that place,
מְקֹמָהּ֙ (mə·qō·māh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

“Where
אַיֵּ֧ה (’ay·yêh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 346: Where?

is the temple prostitute
הַקְּדֵשָׁ֛ה (haq·qə·ḏê·šāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6948: A female devotee

who
הִ֥וא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

was beside
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the road
הַדָּ֑רֶךְ (had·dā·reḵ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

at Enaim?”
בָעֵינַ֖יִם (ḇā·‘ê·na·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5879: Enaim -- 'two springs', a place in Israel

“No
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

temple prostitute
קְדֵשָֽׁה׃ (qə·ḏê·šāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6948: A female devotee

has been
הָיְתָ֥ה (hā·yə·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

here,”
בָזֶ֖ה (ḇā·zeh)
Preposition-b | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

they answered.
לֵאמֹ֔ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say
(21) Where is the harlot . . .?--Heb.,Whercisthe kedeshah (see Genesis 38:15) that was at Enajim by the wayside? "Enajim (the two founts) by-the-wayside," seems to have been the full name of the village. (See Genesis 38:14.)

Verse 21. - Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, - literally, the consecrated, the prostitute being regarded as "one devoted to the worship of Astarte, a goddess of the Canaanites, the deification of the generative and productive principle of nature," corresponding to the Babylonian Ashtarte, whose worship was of a grossly libidinous character (Herod., 1:199). Cf. Deuteronomy 23:19; Numbers 25:1; Hosea 4:14; and vide Keil on REFERENCE_WORK:Keil & DelitzschDeuteronomy 23:19 that was openly by the way side? - or, that was in Enajim on the way, ut supra, ver. 14). And they said, There was no harlot (or kedeshah) in this place. 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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