Genesis 38:10

“And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the thing which he did, displeased the LORD: wherefore hee slew him also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Jehovah: and he slew him also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And what he did was evil in the eyes of the Lord, so that he put him to death, like his brother.
- Basic English Bible

And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and he slew him also.
- Darby Bible

And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
- Webster's Bible

The thing which he did was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and he killed him also.
- World English Bible

and that which he hath done is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and He putteth him also to death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of the LORD; and He slew him also.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 38

  • A disciple
    Comparing these two chapters (38, 39), what instructions can we take from these two very different men? They were brothers according to the flesh, but one was righteous and one was evil; one was mistreated and hated, and the other was a friend of the world and a fornicator. It shows also, how that Christ came in the flesh, but not according to the flesh: spiritually Jesus was NOT a son of Judah.
  • PERRIE L BROWN
    He said his daughter-in-law should be burnt but once he found out that she had his belongings he realized that he made a promise but didn't honor, so she used trickery on him...he forgave her because he felt she was more righteous than himself. Being faith and honoring your word shows faithfulness.
  • Lanell
    This situation also tells us that ,the Lord is reaching out to his people with open out stretch hands, no matter what the problem,
  • Dewey J
    Cesar, no he didn 't because she was impregnated by Judah. Even though that was the penalty in those days for adultery Tamar showed Judah and everyone else by presenting Proof of his signet, bracelets, and staff that Judah was the father Gen.38:25. Judah then confessed that Tamar had been more righteous than he. Tamar went approximately 6 months later to give birth to two sons Pharez and Zarah. God bless us all and also in the understanding of his Word. Praise God through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Dewey J
    Jeremiah, interesting post. However, We must conclude that as the Scripture says, Isa. 55:8,9 "For my thoughs are not your thought, neither, are your ways my ways...Though you or me haven 't committed that particular sin as Judah here we all have our own sin Rom.3:10 "As it is written,there is none righteous, no, not one. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Therefore, We are commanded by God in Lu.6:37 "Judge not that you be not judged. Let us keep our eyes on Jesus in all situations in life as well as all Biblical stories. Because Ep.2:8,9 says, "For by grace are we saved through faith and that is not of ourselves it is the gift of God not of works least any man should boast. God bless us all and also in the understanding of his Word. Bless the Lord with all my soul and all that is within me bless his Holy name through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Peter mugendi mutara for verse 7
    am just amazed

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