12 The sons of (A)Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but (B)Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan); and the sons of (C)Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

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(A)The sons of Judah: (B)Er, Onan and Shelah; these three Bath-shua the Canaanite bore to him. Now Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death. His daughter-in-law (C)Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.

The (D)sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.

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and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name (A)Er. She conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name (B)Onan. Yet again she bore a son, and she called his name (C)Shelah. Judah[a] was in Chezib when she bore him.

And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. But Er, Judah's firstborn, (D)was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord put him to death. Then Judah said to Onan, “Go in to (E)your brother's wife and (F)perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.” But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his. So whenever he went in to his brother's wife he would waste the semen on the ground, so as not to give offspring to his brother. 10 And what he did was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death also.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 38:5 Hebrew He

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