Genesis 29:35; Genesis 35:23; Genesis 37:26; Genesis 38:1-2; Genesis 38:6-8; Genesis 38:11-12; Genesis 38:15; Genesis 38:20; Genesis 38:22-24; Genesis 38:26; Genesis 43:3; Genesis 43:8; Genesis 44:14; Genesis 44:16; Genesis 44:18; Genesis 46:12; Genesis 46:28; Genesis 49:8-10
And she conceived again and bore a son and said, "This time I will praise the LORD ." Therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing.
the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;
Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it for us to kill our brother and cover up his blood?
And it came about at that time, that Judah departed from his brothers and visited a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her and went in to her.
Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.
But Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD , so the LORD took his life.
Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother."
Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, "Remain a widow in your father's house until my son Shelah grows up"; for he thought, "I am afraid that he too may die like his brothers." So Tamar went and lived in her father's house.
Now after a considerable time Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and when the time of mourning was ended, Judah went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot, for she had covered her face.
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.
So he returned to Judah, and said, "I did not find her; and furthermore, the men of the place said, 'There has been no temple prostitute here.' "
Then Judah said, "Let her keep them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her."
Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, "Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry." Then Judah said, "Bring her out and let her be burned!"
Judah recognized them, and said, "She is more righteous than I, inasmuch as I did not give her to my son Shelah." And he did not have relations with her again .
Judah spoke to him, however, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.'
Judah said to his father Israel, "Send the lad with me and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, we as well as you and our little ones.
When Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, he was still there, and they fell to the ground before him.
So Judah said, "What can we say to my lord ? What can we speak? And how can we justify ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants; behold, we are my lord's slaves, both we and the one in whose possession the cup has been found."
Then Judah approached him, and said, "Oh my lord , may your servant please speak a word in my lord's ears, and do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.
The sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah and Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan ). And the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
"Judah, your brothers shall praise you; Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's sons shall bow down to you.
"Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him up?
"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.