Judah and Tamar
1At that time, Judah left his brothers and went down to stay with a man of Adullam named Hirah. 2There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married her and made love to her; 3she became pregnant and gave birth to a son, who was named Er. 4She conceived again and gave birth to a son and named him Onan. 5She gave birth to still another son and named him Shelah. It was at Kezib that she gave birth to him.
6Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. 7But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death.
8Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother.” 9But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother. 10What he did was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death also.
11Judah then said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, “Live as a widow in your father’s household until my son Shelah grows up.” For he thought, “He may die too, just like his brothers.” So Tamar went to live in her father’s household.
12After a long time Judah’s wife, the daughter of Shua, died. When Judah had recovered from his grief, he went up to Timnah, to the men who were shearing his sheep, and his friend Hirah the Adullamite went with him.
13When Tamar was told, “Your father-in-law is on his way to Timnah to shear his sheep,” 14she took off her widow’s clothes, covered herself with a veil to disguise herself, and then sat down at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. For she saw that, though Shelah had now grown up, she had not been given to him as his wife.
15When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face. 16Not realizing that she was his daughter-in-law, he went over to her by the roadside and said, “Come now, let me sleep with you.”
“And 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 as a pledge until you send it?” she asked.
18He said, “What pledge should I give you?”
“Your seal and its cord, and the staff in your hand,” she answered. So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she became pregnant by him. 19After she left, she took off her veil and put on her widow’s clothes again.
20Meanwhile Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get his pledge back from the woman, but he did not find her. 21He asked the men who lived there, “Where is the shrine prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?”
“There hasn’t been any shrine prostitute here,” they said.
22So he went back to Judah and said, “I didn’t find her. Besides, the men who lived there said, ‘There hasn’t been any shrine prostitute here.’ ”
23Then Judah said, “Let her keep what she has, or we will become a laughingstock. After all, I did send her this young goat, but you didn’t find her.”
24About three months later Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of prostitution, and as a result she is now pregnant.”
Judah said, “Bring her out and have her burned to death!”
25As she was being brought out, she sent a message to her father-in-law. “I am pregnant by the man who owns these,” she said. And she added, “See if you recognize whose seal and cord and staff these are.”
26Judah recognized them and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I wouldn’t give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not sleep with her again.
27When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 28As she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand; so the midwife took a scarlet thread and tied it on his wrist and said, “This one came out first.” 29But when he drew back his hand, his brother came out, and she said, “So this is how you have broken out!” And he was named Perez.38:29 Perez means breaking out. 30Then his brother, who had the scarlet thread on his wrist, came out. And he was named Zerah.38:30 Zerah can mean scarlet or brightness.
Juda àti Tamari
1Ní àkókò náà, Juda lọ kúrò lọ́dọ̀ àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ láti lọ dúró lọ́dọ̀ ọkùnrin ará Adullamu kan tí ń jẹ́ Hira. 2Juda sì pàdé ọmọbìnrin Kenaani kan níbẹ̀ ẹni ti orúkọ rẹ̀ ń jẹ́ Ṣua. Ó sì fi ṣe aya, ó sì bá a lòpọ̀; 3ó sì lóyún, ó sì bí ọmọkùnrin kan, tí ó sọ orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Eri. 4Ó sì tún lóyún, ó sì bí ọmọkùnrin, ó sì sọ orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Onani. 5Ó sì tún bí ọmọkùnrin mìíràn, ó sì pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Ṣela. Ní Kesibu ni ó wà nígbà tí ó bí i.
6Juda sì fẹ́ aya fún Eri, àkọ́bí rẹ̀, orúkọ aya náà ni Tamari. 7Ṣùgbọ́n Eri àkọ́bí Juda ṣe ènìyàn búburú níwájú Olúwa, Ọlọ́run sì pa á.
8Nígbà náà ni Juda wí fún Onani, “Bá aya arákùnrin rẹ lòpọ̀, kí o ṣe ojúṣe rẹ fun un gẹ́gẹ́ bí àbúrò ọkọ, kí ó ba à le bí ọmọ fún un ní orúkọ arákùnrin rẹ.” 9Ṣùgbọ́n Onani mọ̀ pé àwọn ọmọ náà kì yóò jẹ́ ti òun, nítorí náà ni gbogbo ìgbà tí ó bá wọlé tọ aya arákùnrin rẹ̀ lọ, ilẹ̀ ni ó ń da nǹkan ọkùnrin rẹ̀ sí, kí ó má bá a bímọ fún arákùnrin rẹ̀. 10Ohun tí ó ń ṣe yìí burú lójú Olúwa, ó sì pa òun náà pẹ̀lú.
11Nígbà náà ni Juda wí fún Tamari, ìyàwó ọmọ rẹ̀ pé, “Lọ máa gbé bí opó ní ilé baba rẹ, títí tí Ṣela yóò fi dàgbà ó lérò pé òun náà lè kú bí àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ tókù.” Nígbà náà ni Tamari ń lọ gbé ilé baba rẹ̀.
12Lẹ́yìn ìgbà pípẹ́, ìyàwó Juda, ọmọbìnrin Ṣua sì kú, nígbà tí ọjọ́ ọ̀fọ̀ Juda sì pé, ó gòkè lọ sí Timna, sí ọ̀dọ̀ àwọn tí ń bá a rẹ́run àgùntàn rẹ̀, Hira ará Adullamu tí í ṣe ọ̀rẹ́ rẹ̀ sì bá a lọ.
13Nígbà tí ẹnìkan sọ fún Tamari pé, “Baba ọkọ ọ̀ rẹ̀ wà ní ọ̀nà àjò rẹ̀ sí Timna láti rẹ́run àgùntàn rẹ̀.” 14Ó bọ́ aṣọ opó rẹ̀, ó sì fi ìbòjú bo ojú ara rẹ̀ kí wọn má ba à mọ̀ ọ́n. Ó sì jókòó sí ẹnu-bodè Enaimu, èyí tí ó wà ní ọ̀nà Timna. Nítorí ó rí i wí pé, bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé Ṣela ti dàgbà, síbẹ̀, a kò fi òun fún un gẹ́gẹ́ bí aya.
15Nígbà tí Juda rí i, ó rò pé panṣágà ni, nítorí ó ti bo ojú rẹ̀. 16Láìmọ̀ pé, aya ọmọ òun ní í ṣe, ó yà tọ̀ ọ́ ní ẹ̀bá ọ̀nà, ó wí pé, “Wá kí èmi kí ó lè wọlé tọ̀ ọ́.”
Òun sì wí pé “Kín ni ìwọ yóò fi fún mi kí ìwọ kó lè wọlé tọ̀ mí.”
17Ó sì wí pé, “Èmi yóò fi ọmọ ewúrẹ́ kan ránṣẹ́ sí ọ láti inú agbo ẹran.”
Obìnrin náà sì dáhùn pé, “Ṣé ìwọ yóò fún mi ní ohun kan gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹ̀rí títí tí ìwọ yóò fi fi ránṣẹ́?”
18Juda sì bi í pé, “Ẹ̀rí wo ni kí n fún ọ?”
Ó sì dáhùn pé, “Èdìdì ìdámọ̀ okùn àti ọ̀pá ìtìlẹ̀ rẹ ti ń bẹ ní ọwọ́ rẹ.” Ó sì kó wọn fún un, ó sì sùn tì í, obìnrin náà sì lóyún nípasẹ̀ rẹ̀. 19Lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí ó lọ, ó bọ́ ìbòjú ojú rẹ̀, ó sì tún wọ aṣọ opó rẹ̀ padà.
20Juda sì rán ọmọ ewúrẹ́ náà láti ọwọ́ ọ̀rẹ́ rẹ̀, ará Adullamu náà lọ láti gba ògo nnì wá lọ́wọ́ obìnrin náà. Ṣùgbọ́n wọn kò bá obìnrin náà níbẹ̀. 21Ó béèrè lọ́wọ́ àwọn ènìyàn àdúgbò náà pé, “Níbo ni alágbèrè ojúbọ òrìṣà tí ó wà ní etí ọ̀nà Enaimu wà?”
Wọ́n sì dá a lóhùn pé, “Kò sí alágbèrè ojúbọ òrìṣà kankan níbí.”
22Ó sì padà lọ sọ́dọ̀ Juda ó wí fún un pé, “Èmí kò rí i, à ti pé àwọn aládùúgbò ibẹ̀ sọ pé kò sí alágbèrè ojúbọ òrìṣà kankan níbẹ̀.”
23Nígbà náà ni Juda wí pé, “Jẹ́ kí ó máa kó àwọn ohun tí ó wà lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀ lọ bí kò ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀ a ó di ẹlẹ́yà. Mo sá à fi ọmọ ewúrẹ́ ránṣẹ́ sí i, ṣùgbọ́n ìwọ kò rí òun.”
24Lẹ́yìn nǹkan bí oṣù mẹ́ta, wọn sọ fún Juda pé, “Tamari aya ọmọ rẹ̀ ṣe àgbèrè, ó sì ti lóyún.”
Juda sì wí pé, “Ẹ mú un jáde, kí ẹ sì dá iná sun ún.”
25Bí wọ́n sì ti ń mú un jáde, ó ránṣẹ́ sí baba ọkọ rẹ̀ pé, “Ọkùnrin tí ó ni àwọn nǹkan wọ̀nyí ni ó fún mi lóyún. Wò ó, bóyá o lè mọ ẹni tí ó ni èdìdì ìdámọ̀, okùn àti ọ̀pá ìtìlẹ̀ wọ̀nyí.”
26Juda sì dá wọn mọ̀, ó sì wí pé, “O ṣe olódodo jù mí lọ, níwọ̀n ìgbà tí n kò fi fún Ṣela ọmọ mi.” Kò sì bá a lòpọ̀ mọ́ láti ọjọ́ náà.
27Nígbà tí àsìkò ìbímọ rẹ̀ tó. Ìbejì ọkùnrin ni ó bí. 28Bí ó sì ti ń bímọ, ọ̀kan nínú àwọn ọmọ náà na ọwọ́ jáde; agbẹ̀bí sì so okùn òdòdó mọ́ ọmọ náà ní ọrùn ọwọ́. Ó sì wí pé, “Èyí ni o kọ́kọ́ jáde.” 29Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí ó fa ọwọ́ rẹ̀ padà, èkejì rẹ̀ jáde. Tamari sì wí pé, “Níbo ni ìwọ ti wá?” Ó sì pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Peresi. 30Nígbà náà ni èkejì tí a ti so okùn olódòdó mọ́ lọ́rùn ọwọ́ jáde, wọ́n sì pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ni Sera.