Genesis 38:8
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Then Judahיְהוּדָה֙
(ye·hu·dah)
3063: probably "praised," a son of Jacob, also his desc., the S. kingdom, also four Isr.probably from yadah
saidוַיֹּ֤אמֶר
(vai·yo·mer)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
to Onan,לְאֹונָ֔ן
(le·'o·v·nan,)
209: "vigorous," a son of Judahfrom the same as on
"Goבֹּ֛א
(bo)
935: to come in, come, go in, goa prim. root
in to your brother'sאָחִ֖יךָ
(a·chi·cha)
251: a brotherfrom an unused word
wife,אֵ֥שֶׁת
(e·shet)
802: woman, wife, femalefrom an unused word
and perform your duty as a brother-in-lawוְיַבֵּ֣ם
(ve·yab·bem)
2992: to perform the duty of a husband's brotherdenominative verb from yabam
to her, and raiseוְהָקֵ֥ם
(ve·ha·kem)
6965: to arise, stand up, standa prim. root
up offspringזֶ֖רַע
(ze·ra)
2233: a sowing, seed, offspringfrom zara
for your brother."לְאָחִֽיךָ׃
(le·'a·chi·cha.)
251: a brotherfrom an unused word









KJV Lexicon
And Judah
Yhuwdah  (yeh-hoo-daw')
celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory -- Judah.
said
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
unto Onan
'Ownan  (o-nawn')
strong; Onan, a son of Judah -- Onan.
Go in
bow'  (bo)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
unto thy brother's
'ach  (awkh)
a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like 1) -- another, brother(-ly); kindred, like, other.
wife
'ishshah  (ish-shaw')
irregular plural, nashiym {naw-sheem'}; a woman
and marry
yabam  (yaw-bam')
to marry a (deceased) brother's widow -- perform the duty of a husband's brother, marry.
her and raise up
quwm  (koom)
to rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative)
seed
zera`  (zeh'-rah)
seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity -- carnally, child, fruitful, seed(-time), sowing-time.
to thy brother
'ach  (awkh)
a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like 1) -- another, brother(-ly); kindred, like, other.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother."

King James Bible
And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Judah said to Onan, "Sleep with your brother's wife. Perform your duty as her brother-in-law and produce offspring for your brother."

International Standard Version
So Judah instructed Onan, "You are to have sexual relations with your dead brother's wife, performing the duty of a brother-in-law with her, and have offspring for your brother."

NET Bible
Then Judah said to Onan, "Have sexual relations with your brother's wife and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her so that you may raise up a descendant for your brother."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Judah said to Onan, "Go sleep with your brother's widow. Do your duty for her as a brother-in-law, and produce a descendant for your brother."

King James 2000 Bible
And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto your brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up descendants to your brother.
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