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创世记 38

犹大与她玛

1那时,犹大离开了他的兄弟们,到亚杜兰人希拉的家里住。 他在那里遇见了迦南人书亚的女儿,就娶她为妻,与她同房。 她怀孕生了一个儿子,犹大给他取名叫珥。 她又怀孕生了一个儿子,给他取名叫俄南。 她再次怀孕生了一个儿子,给他取名叫示拉。示拉是在基悉出生的。

犹大给长子珥娶了她玛为妻。 耶和华见珥行为邪恶,就取走了他的性命。 犹大对俄南说:“你要与哥哥的妻子她玛同房,向她尽你做弟弟的本分,好替你哥哥传宗接代。” 俄南知道生了儿子也不归自己,所以每次与她玛同房都把精液遗在地上,免得给他哥哥留后。 10 耶和华见俄南行为邪恶,就取走了他的性命。 11 犹大恐怕示拉会像他的两个哥哥一样死去,就对儿媳她玛说:“示拉还没有长大,你先回娘家守寡吧。”

12 多年后,犹大的妻子,即书亚的女儿死了,等到守丧的日子满了,犹大就和他的朋友亚杜兰人希拉去亭拿,到替他剪羊毛的人那里。 13 有人告诉她玛说:“你公公到亭拿去剪羊毛了。” 14 她玛见示拉已经长大,却仍然没有娶她,就脱下寡妇的衣服,蒙上脸,换了装束,坐在去亭拿路上的伊拿印城门口。 15 犹大看见她蒙着脸,以为她是妓女, 16 就走过去对她说:“你陪我睡觉吧。”犹大不知道她是自己的儿媳妇。她玛问道:“你要我陪你睡觉,你给我什么呢?” 17 犹大回答说:“我会从羊群中取一只山羊羔送给你。”她玛问道:“羊还没有送来以前,你给我什么作抵押呢?” 18 犹大问:“你要什么作抵押呢?”她玛说:“我要你的印、印带和你的手杖。”犹大给了她,然后跟她睡觉。她玛就这样怀了孕。 19 事后,她起来走了。她拿掉蒙脸的布,仍旧穿上寡妇的装束。

20 犹大托他的朋友亚杜兰人送去一只山羊羔,要从那女人手中换回抵押物,却找不到她。 21 他的朋友就问当地的人:“伊拿印路旁的庙妓在哪里?”他们回答说:“这里没有庙妓。” 22 他的朋友只好回去对犹大说:“我找不着她,当地人说那里没有庙妓。” 23 犹大说:“让她留着我的东西吧,免得我们成为笑柄。反正我把羊送过去了,只是你找不到她。”

24 大约过了三个月,有人告诉犹大说:“你的儿媳妇她玛不守妇道,并且怀孕了。”犹大说:“把她拉出来烧死!” 25 他们正要把她拉出来,她请人带口信给他公公,说:“这些东西的主人使我怀了孕,请你看这印、印带和杖是谁的?” 26 犹大认出是自己的东西,就说:“她比我更有理,因为我没有让示拉娶她。”犹大没有再与她睡觉。

27 她玛临产的时候,才知道腹中是一对双胞胎。 28 生产的时候,一个婴儿先伸出手来,接生婆就把一条红线系在他的手上,说:“他是先出生的。” 29 可是那婴儿随后却把手缩回去,另一个婴儿先出生了,接生婆说:“你怎么抢先出来了?”因此,他的名字叫法勒斯[a] 30 后来,那个手上系有红线的孩子也出生了,给他取名叫谢拉[b]

Notas al pie

  1. 38:29 法勒斯”意思是“抢先出来”。
  2. 38:30 谢拉”意思是“红色”或“光明”。

New International Reader's Version

Genesis 38

Judah and Tamar

1At that time, Judah left his brothers. He went down to stay with a man named Hirah from the town of Adullam. There Judah met the daughter of a man from Canaan. His name was Shua. Judah married her and slept with her. She became pregnant and had a son. They named him Er. She became pregnant again and had another son. She named him Onan. She had still another son. She named him Shelah. He was born at Kezib.

Judah got a wife for his oldest son Er. Her name was Tamar. But Judah’s oldest son Er was evil in the Lord’s eyes. So the Lord put him to death.

Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife. After all, you are her brother-in-law. So carry out your duty to her. Provide children for your brother.” But Onan knew that the children wouldn’t belong to him. So every time he slept with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground. He did it so he wouldn’t provide children for his brother. 10 What he did was evil in the Lord’s eyes. So the Lord put him to death also.

11 Then Judah spoke to his daughter-in-law Tamar. He said, “Live as a widow in your father’s home. Wait there until my son Shelah grows up.” Judah was thinking, “Shelah might die too, just like his brothers.” So Tamar went to live in her father’s home.

12 After a long time Judah’s wife died. She was the daughter of Shua. When Judah got over his sadness, he went up to Timnah. His friend Hirah from Adullam went with him. Men were clipping the wool from Judah’s sheep at Timnah.

13 Tamar was told, “Your father-in-law is on his way to Timnah to clip the wool from his sheep.” 14 So she took off her widow’s clothes. She covered her face with a veil so people wouldn’t know who she was. Then she sat down at the entrance to Enaim. Enaim is on the road to Timnah. Tamar knew that Shelah had grown up. But she hadn’t been given to him as his wife.

15 Judah saw her. He thought she was a prostitute because she had covered her face with a veil. 16 He didn’t realize that she was his daughter-in-law. He went over to her by the side of the road. He said, “Come. Let me sleep with you.”

“What will you give me to sleep with you?” she asked.

17 “I’ll send you a young goat from my flock,” he said.

“Will you give me something that belongs to you?” she asked. “I’ll keep it until you send the goat.”

18 He said, “What should I give you?”

“Give me your official seal and the string that it hangs from,” she answered. “And give me your walking stick.” So he gave them to her. Then he slept with her. And she became pregnant by him. 19 After she left, she took off her veil. She put on her widow’s clothes again.

20 Judah sent his friend Hirah with the young goat he had promised. He wanted to get back what he had given to the woman. But his friend Hirah couldn’t find her. 21 He asked the men who lived at Enaim, “Where’s the temple prostitute? She used to sit beside the road here.”

“There hasn’t been any temple prostitute here,” they said.

22 So Hirah went back to Judah. He said, “I couldn’t find her. Besides, the men who lived there didn’t know anything about her. They said, ‘There hasn’t been any temple prostitute here.’ ”

23 Then Judah said, “Let her keep what she has. I don’t want people making fun of us. After all, I did send her this young goat. We can’t help it if you couldn’t find her.”

24 About three months later people brought word to Judah. They said, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of being a prostitute. Now she’s pregnant.”

Judah said, “Bring her out! Have her burned to death!”

25 As Tamar was being brought out, she sent a message to her father-in-law. She said, “I am pregnant by the man who owns these.” She continued, “Do you recognize this seal and string and walking stick? Do you know who they belong to?”

26 Judah recognized them. He said, “She’s a better person than I am. I should have given her to my son Shelah, but I didn’t.” Judah never slept with Tamar again.

27 The time came for Tamar to have her baby. There were twin boys inside her. 28 As the babies were being born, one of them stuck out his hand. So the woman helping Tamar took a bright red thread. The woman tied it on the baby’s wrist. She said, “This one came out first.” 29 But he pulled his hand back, and his brother came out first instead. She said, “Just look at how you have forced your way out!” So he was called Perez. 30 Then his brother, who had the red thread on his wrist, came out. So he was named Zerah.