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Genesis 38:13
It was told to Tamar, "Behold, [1] your father-in-law is going up to Timnah [2] to shear his sheep."
Genesis 38:14
So she removed [1] her widow's garments and covered [2] herself with a veil, [3] and wrapped herself, and sat in the gateway of Enaim, [4] which is on the road to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah had grown up, and she [5] had not been given to him as a wife.
Genesis 38:15
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot, for she had covered her face.
Genesis 38:16
So he turned aside to her by the road, and said, "Here [1] now, let me come in to you"; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"
Genesis 38:17
He said, therefore, "I will send you a young [1] goat from the flock." She said, moreover, "Will you give a pledge until you send it?"
Genesis 38:18
He said, "What pledge shall I give you?" And she said, "Your [1] seal and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand." So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him.
Genesis 38:19
Then she arose and departed, and removed [1] her veil [2] and put on her widow's garments.
Genesis 38:20
When Judah sent the young [1] goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, he did not find her.
Genesis 38:21
He asked the men of her place, saying, "Where is the temple prostitute who was by the road at Enaim?" But they said, "There has been no temple prostitute here."
Genesis 38:22
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.' "
Genesis 38:23
Then Judah said, "Let her keep [1] them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After [2] all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her."
Genesis 38:24
Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, "Your [1] 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 [2] her be burned!"
Genesis 38:25
It was while she was being brought out that she sent to her father-in-law, saying, "I am with child by the man to whom these things belong." And she said, "Please [1] examine and see, whose signet ring and cords and staff are these?"
Genesis 38:26
Judah recognized them, and said, "She [1] is more righteous than I, inasmuch as I [2] did not give her to my son Shelah." And he did not have [3] relations with her again.
Genesis 38:27
It came about at the time she was giving birth, that behold, there were twins [1] in her womb.
Genesis 38:28
Moreover, it took place while she was giving birth, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, "This one came out first."
Genesis 38:29
But it came about as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out. Then she said, "What a breach you have made for yourself!" So he was named Perez. [1] [2]
Genesis 38:30
Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand; and he was named Zerah. [1] [2]
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