Genesis 38 :23

Genesis 38 :23 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and you have not found her.

King James Version (KJV)

And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and you have not found her.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be put to shame: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And Judah said, Let her keep the things, so that we may not be shamed; I sent the young goat, but you did not see the woman.

Webster's Revision

And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

World English Bible

Judah said, "Let her keep it, lest we be shamed. Behold, I sent this young goat, and you haven't found her."

English Revised Version (ERV)

And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be put to shame: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

Definitions for Genesis 38 :23

Let - To hinder or obstruct.

Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 38 :23

Lest we be shamed - Not of the act, for this he does not appear to have thought criminal; but lest he should fall under the raillery of his companions and neighbors, for having been tricked out of his signet, bracelets, and staff, by a prostitute.

Barnes' Commentary on Genesis 38 :23

Wesley's Commentary on Genesis 38 :23

38:23 Lest we be shamed - Either, Lest his sin should come to be known publicly, Or Lest he should be laughed at as a fool for trusting a whore with his signet and his bracelets. He expresses no concern about the sin, only about the shame. There are many who are more solicitous to preserve their reputation with men, than to secure the savour of God, lest we be shamed goes farther with them than lest we be damned.
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