Genesis 38:9
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3045 [e]וַיֵּ֣דַע
way-yê-ḏa‘
But knewConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
209 [e]אוֹנָ֔ן
’ō-w-nān,
OnanN-proper-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
thatConj
3808 [e]לֹּ֥א‪‬
notAdv-NegPrt
  ל֖וֹ
lōw
hisPrep | 3ms
1961 [e]יִהְיֶ֣ה
yih-yeh
would beV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
2233 [e]הַזָּ֑רַע
haz-zā-ra‘;
the heirArt | N-ms
1961 [e]וְהָיָ֞ה
wə-hā-yāh
and it came to passConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3ms
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
whenConj
935 [e]בָּ֨א
he went inV-Qal-Perf-3ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
802 [e]אֵ֤שֶׁת
’ê-šeṯ
the wifeN-fsc
251 [e]אָחִיו֙
’ā-ḥîw
of his brotherN-msc | 3ms
7843 [e]וְשִׁחֵ֣ת
wə-ši-ḥêṯ
that he emittedConj-w | V-Piel-ConjPerf-3ms
776 [e]אַ֔רְצָה
’ar-ṣāh,
on the groundN-fs | 3fs
1115 [e]לְבִלְתִּ֥י
lə-ḇil-tî
lestPrep-l
5414 [e]נְתָן־
nə-ṯān-
he should giveV-Qal-Inf
2233 [e]זֶ֖רַע
ze-ra‘
an heirN-ms
251 [e]לְאָחִֽיו׃
lə-’ā-ḥîw.
to his brotherPrep-l | N-msc | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 38:9 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֵּ֣דַע אֹונָ֔ן כִּ֛י לֹּ֥א לֹ֖ו יִהְיֶ֣ה הַזָּ֑רַע וְהָיָ֞ה אִם־בָּ֨א אֶל־אֵ֤שֶׁת אָחִיו֙ וְשִׁחֵ֣ת אַ֔רְצָה לְבִלְתִּ֥י נְתָן־זֶ֖רַע לְאָחִֽיו׃

בראשית 38:9 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וידע אונן כי לא לו יהיה הזרע והיה אם־בא אל־אשת אחיו ושחת ארצה לבלתי נתן־זרע לאחיו׃

בראשית 38:9 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וידע אונן כי לא לו יהיה הזרע והיה אם־בא אל־אשת אחיו ושחת ארצה לבלתי נתן־זרע לאחיו׃

בראשית 38:9 Hebrew Bible
וידע אונן כי לא לו יהיה הזרע והיה אם בא אל אשת אחיו ושחת ארצה לבלתי נתן זרע לאחיו׃

Parallel Verses
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.

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.
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he is.

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lest that.

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