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Genesis 38:2 ASV
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. And he took her, and went in unto her.
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Genesis 38:2 BBE
And there he saw the daughter of a certain man of Canaan named Shua, and took her as his wife.
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Genesis 38:2 CEB
There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite whose name was Shua, and he married her. After he slept with her,
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Genesis 38:2 CJB
There Y'hudah saw one of the daughters of a certain Kena'ani whose name was Shua, and he took her and slept with her.
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Genesis 38:2 RHE
And he saw there the daughter of a man of Chanaan, called Sue: and taking her to wife, he went in unto her.
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Genesis 38:2 ESV
There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her,
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Genesis 38:2 GW
There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man whose name was Shua. He married her and slept with her.
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Genesis 38:2 GNT
There Judah met a young Canaanite woman whose father was named Shua. He married her,
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Genesis 38:2 HNV
Yehudah saw there a daughter of a certain Kana`ani whose name was Shu`a. He took her, and went in to her.
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Genesis 38:2 CSB
There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite named Shua; he took her as a wife and slept with her.
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Genesis 38:2 KJV
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her , and went in unto her.
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Genesis 38:2 LEB
And Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite there whose name [was] Shua. And he took her and went in to her.
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Genesis 38:2 NAS
Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her and went in to her.
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Genesis 38:2 NCV
There Judah met a Canaanite girl, the daughter of a man named Shua, and married her. Judah had sexual relations with her,
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Genesis 38:2 NIRV
There Judah met the daughter of a man from Canaan. His name was Shua. Judah married her and made love to her.
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Genesis 38:2 NIV
There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married her and lay with her;
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Genesis 38:2 NKJV
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua, and he married her and went in to her.
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Genesis 38:2 NLT
There he met a Canaanite woman, the daughter of Shua, and he married her.
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Genesis 38:2 NRS
There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; he married her and went in to her.
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Genesis 38:2 RSV
There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; he married her and went in to her,
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Genesis 38:2 DBY
And Judah saw there the daughter of a Canaanitish man whose name was Shua; and he took her, and went in to her.
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Genesis 38:2 MSG
While there, Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite named Shua. He married her, they went to bed,
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Genesis 38:2 WBT
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name [was] Shuah; and he took her, and went in to her.
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Genesis 38:2 TMB
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shua; and he took her, and went in unto her.
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Genesis 38:2 TNIV
There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married her and made love to her;
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Genesis 38:2 TYN
and there he sawe the doughter of a man called Sua a Canaanyte. And he toke her ad went in vnto her.
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Genesis 38:2 WEB
Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her, and went in to her.
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Genesis 38:2 WYC
and he saw there a daughter of a man of Canaan, Shuah by name. And when he had taken her to wife, he entered [in] to her (her slept with her),
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Genesis 38:2 YLT
and Judah seeth there the daughter of a man, a Canaanite, whose name [is] Shuah, and taketh her, and goeth in unto her.
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Genesis 38 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 38

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, ( Hebrews 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, ( John 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.

Genesis 38 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 38

Genesis 38:1-30 . JUDAH AND FAMILY.

1. at that time--a formula frequently used by the sacred writers, not to describe any precise period, but an interval near about it.

2. And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite--Like Esau [ Genesis 26:34 ], this son of Jacob, casting off the restraints of religion, married into a Canaanite family; and it is not surprising that the family which sprang from such an unsuitable connection should be infamous for bold and unblushing wickedness.

8. Judah said unto Onan . . . marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother--The first instance of a custom, which was afterwards incorporated among the laws of Moses, that when a husband died leaving a widow, his brother next of age was to marry her, and the issue, if any, was to be served heir to the deceased (compare Deuteronomy 25:5 ).

12. Judah . . . went up unto his sheep-shearers--This season, which occurs in Palestine towards the end of March, was spent in more than usual hilarity, and the wealthiest masters invited their friends, as well as treated their servants, to sumptuous entertainments. Accordingly, it is said, Judah was accompanied by his friend Hirah.
Timnath--in the mountains of Judah.

18. signet, &c.--Bracelets, including armlets, were worn by men as well as women among the Hebrews. But the Hebrew word here rendered "bracelets," is everywhere else translated "lace" or "ribbon"; so that as the signet alone was probably more than an equivalent for the kid, it is not easy to conjecture why the other things were given in addition, except by supposing the perforated seal was attached by a ribbon to the staff.

24. Bring her forth, and let her be burnt--In patriarchal times fathers seem to have possessed the power of life and death over the members of their families. The crime of adultery was anciently punished in many places by burning ( Leviticus 21:9 , Judges 15:6 , Jeremiah 29:22 ). This chapter contains details, which probably would never have obtained a place in the inspired record, had it not been to exhibit the full links of the chain that connects the genealogy of the Saviour with Abraham; and in the disreputable character of the ancestry who figure in this passage, we have a remarkable proof that "He made himself of no reputation" [ Philippians 2:7 ].