Genesis 38:26
New International Version
Judah recognized them and said, "She is more righteous than I, since I wouldn't give her to my son Shelah." And he did not sleep with her again.

New Living Translation
Judah recognized them immediately and said, "She is more righteous than I am, because I didn't arrange for her to marry my son Shelah." And Judah never slept with Tamar again.

English Standard Version
Then Judah identified them and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not know her again.

Berean Study Bible
Judah recognized the items and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not have relations with her again.

New American Standard Bible
Judah 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.

King James Bible
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

Christian Standard Bible
Judah recognized them and said, "She is more in the right than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah." And he did not know her intimately again.

Contemporary English Version
"Those are mine!" Judah admitted. "She's a better person than I am, because I broke my promise to let her marry my son Shelah." After this, Judah never slept with her again.

Good News Translation
Judah recognized them and said, "She is in the right. I have failed in my obligation to her--I should have given her to my son Shelah in marriage." And Judah never had intercourse with her again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Judah recognized them and said, "She is more in the right than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah." And he did not know her intimately again.

International Standard Version
When Judah recognized them, he admitted, "She is more upright than I, because I never did give her my son Shelah." And he never had sex with her again.

NET Bible
Judah recognized them and said, "She is more upright than I am, because I wouldn't give her to Shelah my son." He did not have sexual relations with her again.

New Heart English Bible
Judah acknowledged them, and said, "She is more righteous than I, because I did not give her to Shelah, my son." He knew her again no more.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judah recognized them and said, "She's not guilty. I am! She did this because I haven't given her my son Shelah." Judah never made love to her again.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Judah acknowledged them, and said: 'She is more righteous than I; forasmuch as I gave her not to Shelah my son.' And he knew her again no more.

New American Standard 1977
And Judah 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Judah acknowledged them, and said, She has been more righteous than I because I did not give her to Shelah, my son. And he knew her again no more.

King James 2000 Bible
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She has been more righteous than I; because I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

American King James Version
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She has been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

American Standard Version
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She is more righteous than I; forasmuch as I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he acknowledging the gifts, said: She is juster than I: because I did not give her to Sela, my son. However, he knew her no more.

Darby Bible Translation
And Judah acknowledged [them], and said, She is more righteous than I, because I have not given her to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

English Revised Version
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She is more righteous than I; forasmuch as I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Judah acknowledged them, and said She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son: and he knew her again no more.

World English Bible
Judah acknowledged them, and said, "She is more righteous than I, because I didn't give her to Shelah, my son." He knew her again no more.

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah discerneth and saith, 'She hath been more righteous than I, because that I did not give her to Shelah my son;' and he hath not added to know her again.
Study Bible
Judah and Tamar
25As she was being brought out, she sent a message to her father-in-law: “I am pregnant by the man to whom these items belong.” And she added, “Please examine them. Whose seal and cord and staff are these?” 26Judah recognized the items and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not have relations with her again.
Cross References
Genesis 38:14
she removed her widow's garments, covered her face with a veil to disguise herself, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah. For she saw that although Shelah had grown up, she had not been given to him as a wife.

1 Samuel 24:17
and said to David, "You are more righteous than I, for you have rewarded me with good, though I have rewarded you with evil.

Treasury of Scripture

And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She has been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

acknowledged.

Genesis 37:33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast has …

She hath.

1 Samuel 24:17 And he said to David, You are more righteous than I: for you have …

2 Samuel 24:17 And David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the …

Ezekiel 16:52 You also, which have judged your sisters, bear your own shame for …

Habakkuk 1:13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: …

John 8:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, …

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

more righteous. Not less to blame, but more righteous. because.

Genesis 38:14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with …

And he knew.

Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and …

2 Samuel 16:22 So they spread Absalom a tent on the top of the house; and Absalom …

2 Samuel 20:3 And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten …

Job 4:5 But now it is come on you, and you faint; it touches you, and you are troubled.

Job 34:31,32 Surely it is meet to be said to God, I have borne chastisement, I …

Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will …

Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast …

Titus 2:11,12 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men…

1 Peter 4:2,3 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …







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

recognized [the items]
וַיַּכֵּ֣ר (way·yak·kêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5234: To regard, recognize

and said,
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“She is more righteous
צָֽדְקָ֣ה (ṣā·ḏə·qāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6663: To be just or righteous

than I,
מִמֶּ֔נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

since
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

give
נְתַתִּ֖יהָ (nə·ṯat·tî·hā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

her to my son
בְנִ֑י (ḇə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

Shelah.”
לְשֵׁלָ֣ה (lə·šê·lāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7956: Shelah -- a son of Judah

And he did not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

have relations with her
לְדַעְתָּֽה׃‪‬ (lə·ḏa‘·tāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

again.
יָסַ֥ף (yā·sap̄)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment
Verse 26. - And Judah acknowledged (or discerned, ut supra, i.e. recognized) them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; - though Tamer was far from innocent (vide vex. 16), she was by no means as culpable as Judah - because that (כִּי־עַל־כֵּן, for, for this cause, i.e. that so it might hap, pen to me: vide Genesis 18:5) I gave her not to Shelah my son. And (in token of his penitence) he knew her again no more. 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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