Genesis 38:23

“And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iudah said, Let her take it to her, lest we bee shamed: behold, I sent this kidde, and thou hast not found her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Judah said, "Let her keep them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be put to shame: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Judah said, Let her keep the things, so that we may not be shamed; I sent the young goat, but you did not see the woman.
- Basic English Bible

Then Judah said, Let her take [it] for herself, lest we be put to shame. Behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
- Darby Bible

And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
- Webster's Bible

Judah said, "Let her keep it, lest we be shamed. Behold, I sent this young goat, and you haven't found her."
- World English Bible

and Judah saith, `Let her take to herself, lest we become despised; lo, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Judah said: 'Let her take it, lest we be put to shame; behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 38:23


38:23 Lest we be shamed - Either, Lest his sin should come to be known publicly, Or Lest he should be laughed at as a fool for trusting a whore with his signet and his bracelets. He expresses no concern about the sin, only about the shame. There are many who are more solicitous to preserve their reputation with men, than to secure the savour of God, lest we be shamed goes farther with them than lest we be damned.


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