Genesis 38:18
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֗אמֶר
way-yō-mer,
And he saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4100 [e]מָ֣ה
māh
whatInterrog
6162 [e]הָֽעֵרָבוֹן֮
hā-‘ê-rā-ḇō-wn
pledgeArt | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֣ר
’ă-šer
thatPro-r
5414 [e]אֶתֶּן־
’et-ten-
shall I giveV-Qal-Imperf-1cs
  לָּךְ֒
lāḵ
youPrep | 2fs
559 [e]וַתֹּ֗אמֶר
wat-tō-mer,
so she saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fs
2368 [e]חֹתָֽמְךָ֙
ḥō-ṯā-mə-ḵā
Your signetN-msc | 2ms
6616 [e]וּפְתִילֶ֔ךָ
ū-p̄ə-ṯî-le-ḵā,
and cordConj-w | N-msc | 2ms
4294 [e]וּמַטְּךָ֖
ū-maṭ-ṭə-ḵā
and your staffConj-w | N-msc | 2ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֣ר
’ă-šer
that [is]Pro-r
3027 [e]בְּיָדֶ֑ךָ
bə-yā-ḏe-ḵā;
in your handPrep-b | N-fsc | 2ms
5414 [e]וַיִּתֶּן־
way-yit-ten-
And he gave [them]Conj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
  לָּ֛הּ
lāh
to herPrep | 3fs
935 [e]וַיָּבֹ֥א
way-yā-ḇō
and went inConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
413 [e]אֵלֶ֖יהָ
’ê-le-hā
to herPrep | 3fs
2029 [e]וַתַּ֥הַר
wat-ta-har
and she conceivedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fs
  לֽוֹ׃
lōw.
by himPrep | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 38:18 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר מָ֣ה הָֽעֵרָבֹון֮ אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֶתֶּן־לָּךְ֒ וַתֹּ֗אמֶר חֹתָֽמְךָ֙ וּפְתִילֶ֔ךָ וּמַטְּךָ֖ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בְּיָדֶ֑ךָ וַיִּתֶּן־לָּ֛הּ וַיָּבֹ֥א אֵלֶ֖יהָ וַתַּ֥הַר לֹֽו׃

בראשית 38:18 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר מה הערבון אשר אתן־לך ותאמר חתמך ופתילך ומטך אשר בידך ויתן־לה ויבא אליה ותהר לו׃

בראשית 38:18 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר מה הערבון אשר אתן־לך ותאמר חתמך ופתילך ומטך אשר בידך ויתן־לה ויבא אליה ותהר לו׃

בראשית 38:18 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר מה הערבון אשר אתן לך ותאמר חתמך ופתילך ומטך אשר בידך ויתן לה ויבא אליה ותהר לו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He said, "What pledge shall I give you?" And she said, "Your seal and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand." So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him.

King James Bible
And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What should I give you?" he asked. She answered, "Your signet ring, your cord, and the staff in your hand." So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she got pregnant by him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thy signet. {Chothem,} or {chothemeth,} as in ver.

Genesis 38:25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, …

Jeremiah 22:24 As I live, said the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king …

Jeremiah 22:25,26 And I will give you into the hand of them that seek your life, and …

Jeremiah 22:24 As I live, said the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king …

Luke 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and …

bracelets. {Pathil,} from {pathal,} to twist, wreathe, may denote either a wreath for the arm or neck, a twisted collar, or bracelet. In the former sense the LXX. render it by [ormiskon,] and Aquila and Symmachus by [strepton;] and in the latter sense, the Vulgate renders it by {armillam.} It may have been a collar by which the signet was suspended; though its being used in the plural seems to favour the opinion of its being a bracelet.

gave it her.

Genesis 38:25,26 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, …

Hosea 4:11 Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart.

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