Genesis 38:27-30 NIV

27 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb.1

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28 As she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand; so the midwife2 took a scarlet thread and tied it on his wrist3 and said, "This one came out first."

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      29 But when he drew back his hand, his brother came out,4 and she said, "So this is how you have broken out!" And he was named Perez.a5

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        • a 38:29 - "Perez" means "breaking out."
          30 Then his brother, who had the scarlet thread on his wrist,6 came out and he was given the name Zerah.b7

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            • b 38:30 - "Zerah" can mean "scarlet" or "brightness."