King James Version

Genesis 38:1-30

1And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. 2And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her. 3And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er. 4And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan. 5And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. 6And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar. 7And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. 8And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 9And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. 10And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.38.10 displeased…: Heb. was evil in the eyes of the Lord 11Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father’s house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.

12¶ And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah’s wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.38.12 in process…: Heb. the days were multiplied 13And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep. 14And she put her widow’s garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.38.14 an open…: Heb. the door of eyes, or, of Enajim 15When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face. 16And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me? 17And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?38.17 a kid: Heb. a kid of the goats 18And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him. 19And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood. 20And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman’s hand: but he found her not. 21Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.38.21 openly: or, in Enajim 22And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place. 23And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.38.23 be shamed: Heb. become a contempt

24¶ And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. 25When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. 26And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

27¶ And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. 28And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. 29And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.38.29 How hast…: or, Wherefore hast thou made this breach against thee?38.29 Pharez: that is A breach 30And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

Ang Pulong Sang Dios

Genesis 38:1-30

Si Juda kag si Tamar

1Sa amo man nga tion, nagbulag si Juda sa iya mga utod kag didto siya nag-estar upod kay Hira nga taga-Adulam. 2Didto nakilala ni Juda ang anak ni Shua nga taga-Canaan kag ginpangasawa niya ini. 3Sang ulihi nagbusong siya kag nagbata sing lalaki kag gin-ngalanan ini ni Juda nga Er. 4Nagbusong siya liwat kag nagbata sing lalaki kag gin-ngalanan niya nga Onan. 5Nagbusong pa gid siya kag nagbata sing lalaki kag gin-ngalanan niya nga Shela. Natawo si Shela sa Kezib.

6Ginpaasawa ni Juda ang iya kamagulangan nga anak nga si Er sa babayi nga ang ngalan si Tamar. 7Pero si Er malaot sa panulok sang Ginoo, gani ginpatay niya siya. 8Gani nagsiling si Juda kay Onan, “Pangasaw-a ang imo bayaw kay katungdanan mo ina bilang utod sang iya bana nga napatay, agod paagi sa imo may kaliwat man ang imo utod.” 9Nakahibalo si Onan nga ang mangin anak nila ni Tamar indi pagkabigon nga iya kaugalingon nga kaliwat. Gani kada maghulid sila ni Tamar, wala niya ginapasulod ang iya semilya agod indi siya makabata para sa iya utod. 10Malain ang ginhimo ni Onan sa panulok sang Ginoo, gani ginpatay man niya siya.

11Nagsiling dayon si Juda kay Tamar nga iya umagad, “Pauli ka anay sa imo amay, kag indi ka magpamana hasta nga magsoltero na si Shela.” Ginsiling ato ni Juda kay nahadlok siya nga basi mapatay man si Shela pareho sa iya mga utod. Gani nagpauli anay si Tamar sa iya amay.

12Sang ulihi, napatay ang asawa ni Juda. Pagkatapos sang iya pagpangasubo, nagkadto siya sa mga manuggunting sang iya mga karnero didto sa Timnah. Kaupod niya nga nagkadto didto ang iya amigo nga si Hira nga taga-Adulam.

13May nagsugid kay Tamar nga ang iya ugangan makadto sa Timnah agod guntingan didto ang iya mga karnero. 14Pagkabati sadto ni Tamar, gin-ilisan niya ang iya bayo nga pangbalo, kag gintabunan niya sang belo ang iya guya. Nagpungko dayon siya sa may puwertahan sang banwa sang Enaim, sa higad sang dalan nga pakadto sa Timnah. Plano niya nga dayaan si Juda tungod kay natalupangdan niya nga wala gihapon siya ginpaasawa kay Shela bisan soltero na si Shela.

15-16Pagkakita ni Juda kay Tamar, wala niya siya nakilal-i nga iya umagad kay may tabon ang iya guya. Abi niya isa siya ka babayi nga nagabaligya sang iya lawas. Gani nagpalapit siya sa iya sa higad sang dalan kag nagsiling, “Dali, mahulid kita.” Nagsabat si Tamar, “Ano ang ibayad mo sa akon sa paghulid sa imo?” 17Nagsiling si Juda, “Hatagan ko ikaw sang kanding halin sa akon kasapatan.” Nagsabat si Tamar, “Masugot ako kon may ihatag ka sa akon nga kasiguruhan hasta mapadala mo na ang kanding.” 18-19Nagpamangkot si Juda, “Ano nga kasiguruhan ang gusto mo?” Nagsabat si Tamar, “Ihatag sa akon ang imo pangmarka38:18-19 Ini nga pangmarka daw pareho sa stampa (rubber stamp) nga ginagamit agod selyuhan ang dokumento. kag ang iya higot nga ginakulintas mo, pati ang imo baston.” Gani ginhatag ato ni Juda kag nagpakighilawas siya kay Tamar. Pagkatapos sadto nagpauli si Tamar, kag ginkuha niya ang tabon sa iya guya kag ginsuksok liwat ang bayo nga pangbalo. Sang ulihi nagbusong siya.

20Wala madugay, ginpadul-ong ni Juda ang kanding sa iya amigo nga si Hira nga taga-Adulam agod kuhaon ang mga butang nga iya ginhatag sa babayi bilang kasiguruhan, pero wala niya siya makita. 21Nagpamangkot si Hira sa mga taga-Enaim kon diin na ang babayi nga nagabaligya sang iya lawas, nga didto nagapungko sa higad sang dalan. Pero nagsabat ang mga tawo, “Wala man diri sing babayi nga nagabaligya sang iya lawas.”

22Gani nagbalik si Hira kay Juda kag nagsiling, “Wala ko siya makita. Kag siling sang mga tawo wala man kuno didto sing babayi nga nagabaligya sang iya lawas.” 23Nagsiling si Juda, “Pabay-i na lang atong akon mga butang sa iya, kay basi kadlawan pa kita sang mga tawo nga sige kita pangita sang wala. Kon sa bagay, ginpadul-ungan ko man siya sining kanding pero wala mo siya makita didto.”

24Pagkaligad sang tatlo ka bulan, ginsugiran si Juda nga ang iya umagad nga si Tamar nagbaligya sang iya lawas kag nagabusong na gani. Gani nagsiling si Juda, “Dal-a ninyo siya sa guwa sang banwa kag sunugon.” 25Pero sang ginadala na si Tamar, may ginsugo siya kay Juda sa pagsiling, “Ari ang pangmarka kag ang iya higot, pati ang baston. Ang tag-iya sini amo ang amay sang akon ginabusong. Pangilalaha abi kon kay sin-o ini.”

26Kilala ni Juda nga iya ato nga mga butang, gani nagsiling siya, “Wala siya sing sala. Ako ang nakasala kay wala ko siya ginpaasawa sa akon anak nga si Shela.” Wala na liwat naghulid si Juda kay Tamar.

27Sang manugbata na si Tamar, nasapwan nga ang iya ginabusong kapid. 28Sang ginasakitan na siya, nagguwa ang kamot sang isa ka bata. Ginhigtan ini sang paltera38:28 paltera: sa iban nga Bisaya, partera. sang higot nga pula agod mahibaluan nga siya ang una nga natawo. 29Pero ginpasulod sang bata ang iya kamot kag ang iya kapid amo ang una nga nagguwa. Nagsiling ang paltera, “Naghingagaw ka gid guwa.” Gani gin-ngalanan ang bata nga Perez.38:29 Perez: buot silingon sa Hebreo, naghingagaw guwa. 30Dayon nagguwa man ang iya kapid nga may higot nga pula sa iya kamot. Gin-ngalanan siya nga Zera.