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Genesis 38:10

    Genesis 38:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: why he slew him also.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Jehovah: and he slew him also.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And what he did was evil in the eyes of the Lord, so that he put him to death, like his brother.

    Webster's Revision

    And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Jehovah: and he slew him also.

    World English Bible

    The thing which he did was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and he killed him also.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of the LORD: and he slew him also.

    Definitions for Genesis 38:10

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 38:10

    Wherefore he slew him also - The sin of Onan has generally been supposed to be self-pollution; but this is certainly a mistake; his crime was his refusal to raise up seed to his brother, and rather than do it, by the act mentioned above, he rendered himself incapable of it. We find from this history that long be fore the Mosaic law it was an established custom, probably founded on a Divine precept, that if a man died childless his brother was to take his wife, and the children produced by this second marriage were considered as the children of the first husband, and in consequence inherited his possessions.