Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Genesis 38:16


He turned aside to her along the road and said, “Come on! I want to have sex with you.” 1  (He did not realize 2  it was his daughter-in-law.) She asked, “What will you give me in exchange for having sex with you?” 3 


De 23:18; 2Sa 13:11; Eze 16:33; Mt 26:15; 1Ti 6:10

NET © Notes

tn Heb “I will go to you.” The imperfect verbal form probably indicates his desire here. The expression “go to” is a euphemism for sexual intercourse.

tn Heb “for he did not know that.”

tn Heb “when you come to me.” This expression is a euphemism for sexual intercourse.

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