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Genesis 38:20 ASV
And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.
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Genesis 38:20 BBE
Then Judah sent his friend Hirah with the young goat, to get back the things which he had given as a sign to the woman: but she was not there.
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Genesis 38:20 CEB
Judah sent the kid goat with his neighbor the Adullamite so he could take back the deposits from the woman, but he couldn't find her.
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Genesis 38:20 CJB
Y'hudah sent the kid with his friend the 'Adulami to receive the guarantee items back from the woman, but he couldn't find her.
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Genesis 38:20 RHE
And Juda sent a kid by his shepherd, the Odollamite, that he might receive the pledge again, which he had given to the woman: but he, not finding her,
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Genesis 38:20 ESV
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite to take back the pledge from the woman's hand, he did not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 GW
Judah sent his friend Hirah to deliver the young goat so that he could get back his deposit from the woman, but his friend couldn't find her.
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Genesis 38:20 GNT
Judah sent his friend Hirah to take the goat and get back from the woman the articles he had pledged, but Hirah could not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 HNV
Yehudah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend, the `Adullami, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, but he didn't find her.
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Genesis 38:20 CSB
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get back the items he had left with the woman, he could not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 KJV
And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.
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Genesis 38:20 LEB
And Judah sent the kid from the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite to take [back] the pledge from the hand of the woman, but he could not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 NAS
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, he did not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 NCV
Judah sent his friend Hirah with the young goat to find the woman and get back his seal and the walking stick he had given her, but Hirah could not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 NIRV
Judah sent his friend Hirah with the young goat he had promised. He wanted to get back what he had given to the woman. But his friend Hirah couldn't find her.
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Genesis 38:20 NIV
Meanwhile Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get his pledge back from the woman, but he did not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 NKJV
And Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand, but he did not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 NLT
Judah asked his friend Hirah the Adullamite to take the young goat back to her and to pick up the pledges he had given her, but Hirah couldn't find her.
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Genesis 38:20 NRS
When Judah sent the kid by his friend the Adullamite, to recover the pledge from the woman, he could not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 RSV
When Judah sent the kid by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, he could not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 DBY
And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand; but he found her not.
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Genesis 38:20 MSG
Judah sent the kid goat by his friend from Adullam to recover the pledge from the woman. But he couldn't find her.
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Genesis 38:20 WBT
And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive [his] pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.
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Genesis 38:20 TMB
And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite to receive his pledge from the woman's hand, but he found her not.
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Genesis 38:20 TNIV
Meanwhile Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get his pledge back from the woman, but he did not find her.
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Genesis 38:20 TYN
And Iudas sent the kydd by his neybure of Odollam for to fetch out his pledge agayne from the wifes hande. But he fownde her not.
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Genesis 38:20 WEB
Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, but he didn't find her.
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Genesis 38:20 WYC
Forsooth Judah sent a kid by his shepherd of Adullam, that he should receive the wed which he had given to the woman; and when he had not found her, (And Judah sent a goat kid by his shepherd from Adullam, so that he could receive back the pledge which he had given to the woman; and when Hirah could not find her,)
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Genesis 38:20 YLT
And Judah sendeth the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the hand of the woman, and he hath not found 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 ].