Genesis 38:17

“And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said, I will send thee a kid from the flocke: and shee saide, Wilt thou giue mee a pledge, till thou send it?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said, therefore, "I will send you a young goat from the flock. She said, moreover, "Will you give a pledge until you send {it?}""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, I will give you a young goat from the flock. And she said, What will you give me as a sign till you send it?
- Basic English Bible

And he said, I will send [thee] a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give [me] a pledge, until thou send it?
- Darby Bible

And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock: and she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou sendest it?
- Webster's Bible

He said, "I will send you a young goat from the flock." She said, "Will you give me a pledge, until you send it?"
- World English Bible

and he saith, `I -- I send a kid of the goats from the flock.' And she saith, `Dost thou give a pledge till thou send [it]?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock.' And she said: 'Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 38:17


38:17 A kid from the flock - A goodly price at which her chastity and honour were valued! Had the consideration been thousands of rams, and ten thousand rivers of oil, it had not been a valuable consideration. The favour of God, the purity of the soul, the peace of the conscience, and the hope of heaven: are too precious to be exposed to sale at any such rates. He lost his Jewels by the bargain: He sent the kid according to his promise, to redeem his pawn, but the supposed harlot could not be found. He sent it by his friend, (who was indeed his back - friend, because he was aiding and abetting in his evil deeds) the Adullamite; who came back without the pledge. 'Tis a good account, if it be but true, of any place that which they here gave, that there is no harlot in this place, for such sinners are the scandals and plagues of any place. Judah sits down content to lose his signet and his bracelets, and forbids his friend to make any farther enquiry.


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