Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Then Judah said to Onan, Go in to your brother's wife and do what it is right for a husband's brother to do; make her your wife and get offspring for your brother.

New American Standard Bible

Then Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother’s wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.”

King James Version

And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

Holman Bible

Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife. Perform your duty as her brother-in-law and produce offspring for your brother.”

International Standard Version

So Judah instructed Onan, "You are to have sexual relations with your dead brother's wife, performing the duty of a brother-in-law with her, and have offspring for your brother."

A Conservative Version

And Judah said to Onan, Go in to thy brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

American Standard Version

And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother unto her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

Amplified

Then Judah told Onan, “Go in to your brother’s widow, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law [under the levirate marriage custom]; [be her husband and] raise children for [the name of] your brother.”

Darby Translation

Then Judah said to Onan, Go in to thy brother's wife, and fulfil to her the brother-in-law's duty, and raise up seed to thy brother.

Julia Smith Translation

And Judah will say to Onan, go in to thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

King James 2000

And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto your brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up descendants to your brother.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to the wife of your brother and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother."

Modern King James verseion

And Judah said to Onan, Go in to your brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to your brother.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said Judah unto Onan, go in to thy brother's wife and marry her, and stir up seed unto thy brother.

NET Bible

Then Judah said to Onan, "Have sexual relations with your brother's wife and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her so that you may raise up a descendant for your brother."

New Heart English Bible

Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her, and raise up seed to your brother."

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Judah to Onan, Go in unto thy brothers wife, and fulfil the duty of a brother-in-law unto her, - and raise up seed, to thy brother.

Webster

And Judah said to Onan, Go in to thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

World English Bible

Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her, and raise up seed to your brother."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Judah saith to Onan, 'Go in unto the wife of thy brother, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יהוּדה 
Y@huwdah 
Usage: 648

אונן 
'Ownan 
Usage: 8

Go in

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

and marry
יבם 
Yabam 
Usage: 3

her, and raise up
קוּם 
Quwm 
Usage: 629

זרע 
Zera` 
Usage: 229

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Judah And Tamar

7 Now Er, Judah's first son, did evil in the eyes of the Lord, so that he put him to death. 8 Then Judah said to Onan, Go in to your brother's wife and do what it is right for a husband's brother to do; make her your wife and get offspring for your brother. 9 But Onan, seeing that the offspring would not be his, went in to his brother's wife, but let his seed go on to the earth, so that he might not get offspring for his brother.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 25:5-10

If brothers are living together and one of them, at his death, has no son, the wife of the dead man is not to be married outside the family to another man: let her husband's brother go in to her and make her his wife, doing as it is right for a brother-in-law to do.

Leviticus 18:16

You may not have sex relations with your brother's wife, for she is your brother's.

Numbers 36:8-9

And every daughter owning property in any tribe of the children of Israel is to be married to one of the family of her father's tribe, so that every man of the children of Israel may keep the heritage of his fathers.

Ruth 1:11

But Naomi said, Go back, my daughters; why will you come with me? Have I more sons in my body, to become your husbands?

Ruth 4:5-11

Then Boaz said, On the day when you take this field, you will have to take with it Ruth, the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, so that you may keep the name of the dead living in his heritage.

Matthew 22:23-27

On the same day there came to him the Sadducees, who say that there is no coming back from the dead: and they put a question to him, saying,

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