When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute,1 for she had covered her face.
Not realizing2 that she was his daughter-in-law,3 he went over to her by the roadside and said, "Come now, let me sleep with you."4 "And what will you give me to sleep with you?"5 she asked.
"I'll send you a young goat6 from my flock," he said. "Will you give me something as a pledge7 until you send it?" she asked.
He said, "What pledge should I give you?" "Your seal8 and its cord, and the staff9 in your hand," she answered. So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she became pregnant by him.10