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Genesis 38:7

    Genesis 38:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight of Jehovah. And Jehovah slew him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now Er, Judah's first son, did evil in the eyes of the Lord, so that he put him to death.

    Webster's Revision

    And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight of Jehovah. And Jehovah slew him.

    World English Bible

    Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh. Yahweh killed him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 38:7

    Er - was wicked in the sight of the Lord - What this wickedness consisted in we are not told; but the phrase sight of the Lord being added, proves that it was some very great evil. It is worthy of remark that the Hebrew word used to express Er's wickedness is his own name, the letters reversed. Er ער wicked, רע ra. As if the inspired writer had said, "Er was altogether wicked, a completely abandoned character."