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Genesis 38:17

17 “I’ll send you a young goat from my flock,” he said. “Will you give me something as a pledge until you send it?” she asked.

Read Genesis 38:17 Using Other Translations

And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?
He answered, "I will send you a young goat from the flock." And she said, "If you give me a pledge, until you send it--"
“I’ll send you a young goat from my flock,” Judah promised. “But what will you give me to guarantee that you will send the goat?” she asked.

What does Genesis 38:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 38:17

And he said, I will send [thee] a kid from the flock
Either from Timnath, where his flock was shearing, or rather from Adullam, where he lived; since it is probable he was now returning from Timnath, where he had been feasting and making merry with his shearers, and so in a disposition to commit such an action: and she said, wilt thou give [me] a pledge, till thou send [it]?
she made no objection to the hire or present, only required a pawn, or security for it till she had it; and this was her view indeed in asking an hire that she might have something to produce, should she prove with child by him, to convince him by whom it was.

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