GENESIS 38:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.”

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Genesis 38:12 Translation & Meaning

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And in process וַיִּרְבּוּ֙ To increase (in whatever respect) process
of time הַיָּמִ֔ים A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) time
the daughter בַּת A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughter
of Shuah שׁ֣וּעַ Shua, a Canaanite Shuah
Judah's יְהוּדָ֑ה Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory Judahs
wife אֵֽשֶׁת A woman wife
died; וַתָּ֖מָת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill died
and Judah יְהוּדָ֗ה Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory Judah
was comforted, וַיִּנָּ֣חֶם Properly, to sigh, i.e., breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e., (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself) comforted
and went up וַיַּ֜עַל To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative up
unto עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications unto
his sheepshearers גֹּֽזֲזֵ֤י To cut off; specifically to shear a flock or shave the hair; figuratively to destroy an enemy sheepshearers
to Timnath, תִּמְנָֽתָה׃ Timnah, the name of two places in Palestine Timnath
he ה֗וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are he
and his friend רֵעֵ֥הוּ An associate (more or less close) friend
Hirah וְחִירָ֛ה Chirah, an Adullamite Hirah
the Adullamite. הָֽעֲדֻלָּמִ֖י An Adullamite or native of Adullam Adullamite

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  • 10  And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also.

  • 11  Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.

  • 12  And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

  • 13  And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.

  • 14  And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.




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