Genesis 38
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  • Verse 3

    And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.

    A. M. 2266. B.C. 1738. Er
    46:12; Numbers 26:19

  • Verse 4

    And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan.

    A. M. 2267. B.C. 1737. Onan
    46:12; Numbers 26:19

  • Verse 5

    And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

    A. M. 2268. B.C. 1736
    11,26; 46:12; Numbers 26:20; 1 Chronicles 4:21
    Chezib is said, by Eusebius and Jerome, to have been situated near Adullam, and to be then uninhabited.

  • Verse 6

    And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

    21:21; 24:3
    Matthew 1:3

  • Verse 7

    And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.

    46:12; Numbers 26:19
    6:8; 13:13; 19:13; 2 Chronicles 33:6
    and the
    1 Chronicles 2:3; Psalms 55:23

  • Verse 8

    And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

    A. M. 2282. B.C. 1722
    Leviticus 18:16; Numbers 36:8,9; Deuteronomy 25:5-10; Ruth 1:11; 4:5-11; Matthew 22:23-27

  • Verse 9

    And 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.

    he is
    Deuteronomy 25:6; Ruth 1:11; 4:10
    lest that
    Job 5:2; Proverbs 27:4; Titus 3:3; James 3:14,16; 4:5