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25 While they were bringing her out, she sent word[a] to her father-in-law: “I am pregnant by the man to whom these belong.”[b] Then she said, “Identify[c] the one to whom the seal, cord, and staff belong.”

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  1. Genesis 38:25 tn Heb “she was being brought out and she sent.” The juxtaposition of two clauses, both of which place the subject before the predicate, indicates synchronic action.
  2. Genesis 38:25 tn Heb “who these to him.”
  3. Genesis 38:25 tn Or “ recognize; note.” This same Hebrew verb (נָכַר, nakhar) is used at the beginning of v. 26, where it is translated “recognized.”

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