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Genesis 38:9 NLT

9 But Onan was not willing to have a child who would not be his own heir. So whenever he had intercourse with his brother’s wife, he spilled the semen on the ground. This prevented her from having a child who would belong to his brother.

Study tools for Genesis 38:9

  • a 38:29 - Perez means “breaking out.”
  • b 38:30 - Zerah means “scarlet” or “brightness.”