38:14 So she removed her widow’s clothes and covered herself with a veil. She wrapped herself and sat at the entrance to Enaim which is on the way to Timnah. (She did this because 1 she saw that she had not been given to Shelah as a wife, even though he had now grown up.) 2
38:19 She left immediately, 3 removed her veil, and put on her widow’s clothes.
1 tn The Hebrew text simply has “because,” connecting this sentence to what precedes. For stylistic reasons the words “she did this” are supplied in the translation and a new sentence begun.
2 tn Heb “she saw that Shelah had grown up, but she was not given to him as a wife.”
3 tn Heb “and she arose and left,” the first verb in the pair emphasizing that she wasted no time.