Genesis 38:27

“And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 38:27

And it came to passe in the time of her trauaile, that beholde, twinnes were in her wombe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It came about at the time she was giving birth, that behold, there were twins in her womb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the time came for her to give birth, it was clear that there were two children in her body.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass at the time of her delivery, that behold, twins were in her womb.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that behold, twins were in her womb.
- Webster's Bible

It happened in the time of her travail, that behold, twins were in her womb.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass in the time of her bearing, that lo, twins [are] in her womb;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 38:27

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 38:27


38:28 It should seem the birth was hard to the mother, by which she was corrected for her sin: the children also, like Jacob and Esau, struggled for the birth - right, and Pharez who got it, is ever named first, and from him Christ descended. He had his name from his breaking forth before his brother; this breach be upon thee - The Jews, as Zarah, bid fair for the birth - right, and were marked with a scarlet thread, as those that come out first; but the Gentiles, like Pharez, or a son of violence got the start of them, by that violence which the kingdom of heaven suffers, and attained to the righteousness which the Jews came short of: yet when the fulness of time is come, all Israel shall be saved. Both these sons are named in the genealogy of our Saviour, #Mt 1:3|, to perpetuate the story, as an instance of the humiliation of our Lord Jesus.


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