Genesis 38:9
3045 [e]   9
way·yê·ḏa‘   9
וַיֵּ֣דַע   9
But knew   9
Conj‑w | V‑Qal‑ConsecImperf‑3ms   9
209 [e]
’ō·w·nān,
אוֹנָ֔ן
Onan
N‑proper‑ms
3588 [e]

כִּ֛י
that
Conj
3808 [e]

לֹּ֥א‪‬
not
Adv‑NegPrt
 
lōw
ל֖וֹ
his
Prep | 3ms
1961 [e]
yih·yeh
יִהְיֶ֣ה
would be
V‑Qal‑Imperf‑3ms
  
 

 
 
 2233 [e]
haz·zā·ra‘;
הַזָּ֑רַע
the heir
Art | N‑ms
  
 

 
 
 1961 [e]
wə·hā·yāh
וְהָיָ֞ה
and it came to pass
Conj‑w | V‑Qal‑ConjPerf‑3ms
518 [e]
’im-
אִם־
when
Conj
935 [e]

בָּ֨א
he went in
V‑Qal‑Perf‑3ms
413 [e]
’el-
אֶל־
to
Prep
802 [e]
’ê·šeṯ
אֵ֤שֶׁת
the wife
N‑fsc
  
 

 
 
 251 [e]
’ā·ḥîw
אָחִיו֙
of his brother
N‑msc | 3ms
7843 [e]
wə·ši·ḥêṯ
וְשִׁחֵ֣ת
that he emitted
Conj‑w | V‑Piel‑ConjPerf‑3ms
  
 

 
 
 776 [e]
’ar·ṣāh,
אַ֔רְצָה
on the ground
N‑fs | 3fs
1115 [e]
lə·ḇil·tî
לְבִלְתִּ֥י
lest
Prep‑l
5414 [e]
nə·ṯān-
נְתָן־
he should give
V‑Qal‑Inf
2233 [e]
ze·ra‘
זֶ֖רַע
an heir
N‑ms
  
 
.
 
 
 251 [e]
lə·’ā·ḥîw.
לְאָחִֽיו׃
to his brother
Prep‑l | N‑msc | 3ms








Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his , so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife, he released his semen on the ground so that he would not produce offspring for his brother.

New American Standard Bible
Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother's wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother.

King James Bible
And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled [it] on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.
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International Standard Version
But Onan knew that the offspring wouldn't be his own heir, so whenever he had sexual relations with his brother's wife, he would spill his semen on the ground to avoid fathering offspring for his brother.

American Standard Version
And Onan knew that the seed would not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest he should give seed to his brother.

Young's Literal Translation
and Onan knoweth that the seed is not reckoned his; and it hath come to pass, if he hath gone in unto his brother's wife, that he hath destroyed it to the earth, so as not to give seed to his brother;
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