But Onan knew that the offspring wouldn't be his own heir, so whenever he had sexual relations with his brother's wife, he would spill his semen on the ground to avoid fathering offspring for his brother.
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."
The LORD considered what Onan was doing to be evil, so he put him to death, too.
Look! I'm rebuking your descendants because of you, and I'll spread waste on your faces, the waste of your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it.
then I will certainly do this to you: I'll appoint sudden terror to infect you like tuberculosis and fever. Your eyes will fail and your life will waste away. You'll plant in vain, because your enemies will consume what you plant.
Should your springs flow outside, or streams of water in the street?
How happy you will be, sowing your seed beside every stream, and letting your cattle and donkeys range freely!"
For I'll pour water upon thirsty ground and streams on parched land. So will I pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing upon your descendants.
"If a man has a seminal emission, he is to bathe his entire body with water and remain unclean until evening.
He will pour water from his buckets, and his descendants will stream forth like abundant water. His king will be more exalted than Agag when he exalts his own kingdom.
"What did you do?" God asked. "Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.
until the Spirit from on high is poured upon us, and the desert becomes a fertile field, and the fertile field seems like a forest."
Creating them male and female, he blessed them and called them humans when he created them.
Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then died.
For just as the soil brings forth its shoots, and as a garden makes what is sown within it spring up, so the LORD God will make righteousness and praise spring up before all the nations for Zion's sake."
Then violence will no longer be heard in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders; but you'll call your walls "Salvation', and your gates "Praise'.
You take care of the earth, you water it, and you enrich it greatly with the river of God that overflows with water. You provide grain for them, for you have ordained it this way.
This is the historical record of Adam's generations. When God created mankind, he made them in his own likeness.
After Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son just like him, that is, according to his own likeness, and named him Seth.
If anyone from the families of the earth will not come to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, there will be no rain for them.
what I've planted, let another eat or let my crops be uprooted."
"This will be the plague with which the LORD inflicts all of the people who have attacked Jerusalem: he will cause their flesh to rot away, even while they're standing on their feet. He will cause their eyes to rot away in their sockets, and their tongues to rot away in their mouths.
Then all your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's prosperity.
Other seeds fell on stony ground, where they did not have a lot of soil. They sprouted at once because the soil wasn't deep.
The firstborn whom she will bear will continue the name of the dead brother, so his name will not be erased from Israel.
For this is what the LORD says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, "Break up your unplowed ground, and don't sow among thorns.
So he made their days end in futility, and their years with sudden terror.
and it rained throughout the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.
"The LORD has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: "I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies; never again will foreigners drink your new wine for which you have toiled;
Who has the wisdom to be able to count the clouds, or to empty the water jars of heaven,
"Shout, you skies above, and you clouds, and let righteousness stream down. I am the one who says to the earth, "Let salvation blossom, and let righteousness sprout forth.'