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Genesis 38:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight of Jehovah. And Jehovah slew him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD took his life.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Jehovah, and Jehovah slew him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And it came to pass that Er, Judah's firstborn, was displeasing in the eyes of Yahweh,—so Yahweh put him to death.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Er, Judah's first-born, is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and Jehovah doth put him to death.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Her, the first born of Juda, was wicked in the sight of the Lord: and was slain by him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Er, Iudahs first borne was wicked in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD slew him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Er, the first-born of Judah{gr.Judas}, was wicked before the Lord; and God killed him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Er, Yehudah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh; and Yahweh slew him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And `r עֵר, 6147
{6147} Prime
עֵר
`Er
{ayr}
From H5782; watchful; Er, the name of two Israelites.
Yh's יְהוּדָה 3063
{3063} Prime
יְהוּדָה
Y@huwdah
{yeh-hoo-daw'}
From H3034; celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory.
firstborn, 1060
{1060} Prime
בְּכוֹר
b@kowr
{bek-ore'}
From H1069; firstborn; hence chief.
was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
wicked 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
in the sight 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
of Yhw יָהוֶה; 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
and Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
slew 4191
{4191} Prime
מָמוֹת
muwth
{mooth}
A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 38:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 38:7

And Er was wicked in the sight of the Lord — That is, in defiance of God and his law. And what came of it? Why God cut him off presently, The Lord slew him. The next brother Onan was, according to the ancient usage, married to the widow, to preserve the name of his deceased brother that died childless. This custom of marrying the brother's widow was afterward made one of the laws of Moses, Deuteronomy 25:5. Onan, though he consented to marry the widow, yet to the great abuse of his own body, of the wife he had married, and the memory of his brother that was gone, he refused to raise up seed unto his brother. Those sins that dishonour the body are very displeasing to God, and the evidence of vile actions. Observe, the thing which he did displeased the Lord — And it is to be feared, thousands, especially of single persons, by this very thing, still displeased the Lord, and destroy their own souls.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Er:

Genesis 46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
Numbers 26:19 The sons of Judah [were] Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

wicked:

Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Genesis 19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
2 Chronicles 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

and the:

1 Chronicles 2:3 The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: [which] three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and he slew him.
Psalms 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
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Gn 6:8; 13:13; 19:13; 46:12. Nu 26:19. 1Ch 2:3. 2Ch 33:6. Ps 55:23.

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