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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.

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Gênesis 38:1-30

A História de Judá e Tamar

1Por essa época, Judá deixou seus irmãos e passou a viver na casa de um homem de Adulão, chamado Hira. 2Ali Judá encontrou a filha de um cananeu chamado Suá e casou-se com ela. Ele a possuiu, 3ela engravidou e deu à luz um filho, ao qual ele deu o nome de Er. 4Tornou a engravidar, teve um filho e deu-lhe o nome de Onã. 5Quando estava em Quezibe, ela teve ainda outro filho e chamou-o Selá.

6Judá escolheu uma mulher chamada Tamar para Er, seu filho mais velho. 7Mas o Senhor reprovou a conduta perversa de Er, filho mais velho de Judá, e por isso o matou.

8Então Judá disse a Onã: “Case-se com a mulher do seu irmão, cumpra as suas obrigações de cunhado para com ela e dê uma descendência a seu irmão”. 9Mas Onã sabia que a descendência não seria sua; assim, toda vez que possuía a mulher do seu irmão, derramava o sêmen no chão para evitar que seu irmão tivesse descendência. 10O Senhor reprovou o que ele fazia, e por isso o matou também.

11Disse então Judá à sua nora Tamar: “More como viúva na casa de seu pai até que o meu filho Selá cresça”, porque temia que ele viesse a morrer, como os seus irmãos. Assim Tamar foi morar na casa do pai.

12Tempos depois morreu a mulher de Judá, filha de Suá. Passado o luto, Judá foi ver os tosquiadores do seu rebanho em Timna com o seu amigo Hira, o adulamita.

13Quando foi dito a Tamar: “Seu sogro está a caminho de Timna para tosquiar suas ovelhas”, 14ela trocou suas roupas de viúva, cobriu-se com um véu para se disfarçar e foi sentar-se à entrada de Enaim, que fica no caminho de Timna. Ela fez isso porque viu que, embora Selá já fosse crescido, ela não lhe tinha sido dada em casamento.

15Quando a viu, Judá pensou que fosse uma prostituta, porque ela havia encoberto o rosto.

16Não sabendo que era a sua nora, dirigiu-se a ela, à beira da estrada, e disse: “Venha cá, quero deitar-me com você”.

Ela lhe perguntou: “O que você me dará para deitar-se comigo?” 17Disse ele: “Eu lhe mandarei um cabritinho do meu rebanho”.

E ela perguntou: “Você me deixará alguma coisa como garantia até que o mande?”

18Disse Judá: “Que garantia devo dar-lhe?”

Respondeu ela: “O seu selo com o cordão, e o cajado que você tem na mão”. Ele os entregou e a possuiu, e Tamar engravidou dele. 19Ela se foi, tirou o véu e tornou a vestir as roupas de viúva.

20Judá mandou o cabritinho por meio de seu amigo adulamita, a fim de reaver da mulher sua garantia, mas ele não a encontrou, 21e perguntou aos homens do lugar: “Onde está a prostituta cultual que costuma ficar à beira do caminho de Enaim?”

Eles responderam: “Aqui não há nenhuma prostituta cultual”.

22Assim ele voltou a Judá e disse: “Não a encontrei. Além disso, os homens do lugar disseram que lá não há nenhuma prostituta cultual”.

23Disse Judá: “Fique ela com o que lhe dei. Não quero que nos tornemos objeto de zombaria. Afinal de contas, mandei a ela este cabritinho, mas você não a encontrou”.

24Cerca de três meses mais tarde, disseram a Judá: “Sua nora Tamar prostituiu-se, e na sua prostituição ficou grávida”.

Disse Judá: “Tragam-na para fora e queimem-na viva!”

25Quando ela estava sendo levada para fora, mandou o seguinte recado ao sogro: “Estou grávida do homem que é dono destas coisas”. E acrescentou: “Veja se o senhor reconhece a quem pertencem este selo, este cordão e este cajado”.

26Judá os reconheceu e disse: “Ela é mais justa do que eu, pois eu devia tê-la entregue a meu filho Selá”. E não voltou a ter relações com ela.

27Quando lhe chegou a época de dar à luz, havia gêmeos em seu ventre. 28Enquanto ela dava à luz, um deles pôs a mão para fora; então a parteira pegou um fio vermelho e amarrou o pulso do menino, dizendo: “Este saiu primeiro”. 29Mas, quando ele recolheu a mão, seu irmão saiu, e ela disse: “Então você conseguiu uma brecha para sair!” E deu-lhe o nome de Perez. 30Depois saiu seu irmão que estava com o fio vermelho no pulso, e foi-lhe dado o nome de Zerá.