But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother's wife, he released his semen on the ground so that he would not produce offspring for his brother.
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."
What he did was evil in the Lord's sight, so He put him to death also.
"Look, I am going to rebuke your descendants, and I will spread animal waste over your faces, the waste from your festival sacrifices, and you will be taken away with it.
then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you-wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.
Should your springs flow in the streets, streams of water in the public squares?
Happy are you who sow seed beside abundant waters, who let ox and donkey range freely.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants and My blessing on your offspring.
"When a man has an emission of semen, he is to bathe himself completely with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.
Water will flow from his buckets, and his seed will be by abundant water. His king will be greater than Agag, and his kingdom will be exalted.
Then He said, "What have you done? Your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground!
until the Spirit from heaven is poured out on us. Then the desert will become an orchard, and the orchard will seem like a forest.
He created them male and female. When they were created, He blessed them and called them man.
So Adam's life lasted 930 years; then he died.
For as the earth brings forth its growth, and as a garden enables what is sown to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.
Violence will never again be heard of in your land; devastation and destruction [will be gone from] your borders. But you will name your walls salvation, and your gates praise.
You visit the earth and water it abundantly, enriching it greatly. God's stream is filled with water, for You prepare the earth in this way, providing [people] with grain.
These are the family records of the descendants of Adam. On the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God;
Adam was 130 years old when he fathered [a child] in his likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.
Should any of the families of the earth not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, rain will not fall on them.
let someone else eat what I have sown, and let my crops be uprooted.
This will be the plague the Lord strikes all the peoples with, who have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
Then all your children will be taught by the Lord, their prosperity will be great,
Others fell on rocky ground, where there wasn't much soil, and they sprang up quickly since the soil wasn't deep.
The first son she bears will carry on the name of the dead brother, so his name will not be blotted out from Israel.
For this is what the Lord says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: Break up the unplowed ground; do not sow among the thorns.
He made their days end in futility, their years in sudden disaster.
and the rain fell on the earth 40 days and 40 nights.
The Lord has sworn with His right hand and His strong arm: I will no longer give your grain to your enemies for food, and foreigners will not drink your new wine you have labored for.
Who has the wisdom to number the clouds? Or who can tilt the water jars of heaven
"Heavens, sprinkle from above, and let the skies shower righteousness. Let the earth open up that salvation sprout and righteousness spring up with it. I, the Lord, have created it.