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Genesis 38:1-2 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Judah and Tamar

38 At that time Judah left[a] his brothers and stayed[b] with an Adullamite man[c] named Hirah. There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua.[d] Judah acquired her as a wife[e] and slept with her.[f]


  1. Genesis 38:1 tn Heb “went down from.”
  2. Genesis 38:1 tn Heb “and he turned aside unto.”
  3. Genesis 38:1 tn Heb “a man, an Adullamite.”
  4. Genesis 38:2 tn Heb “a man, a Canaanite, and his name was Shua.”
  5. Genesis 38:2 tn Heb “and he took her.” The verb לָקַח (laqakh) “to take” is used idiomatically for getting a wife.
  6. Genesis 38:2 tn Heb “went to her.” The expression בּוֹא אֶל (boʾ ʾel) means “come to” or “approach,” but is also used as a euphemism for sexual relations.
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