Tamar

Tamar

 
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  • Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and he worshiped the LORD, the Eternal God, at that place. - Genesis 21:33


  • When his oldest son, Er, grew up, Judah arranged his marriage to a young woman named Tamar. - Genesis 38:6


  • Then Judah said to Er's brother Onan, "You must marry Tamar, as our law requires of the brother of a man who has died. Her first son from you will be your brother's heir." - Genesis 38:8


  • But Onan was not willing to have a child who would not be his own heir. So whenever he had intercourse with Tamar, he spilled the semen on the ground to keep her from having a baby who would belong to his brother. - Genesis 38:9


  • Then Judah told Tamar, his daughter-in-law, not to marry again at that time but to return to her parents' home. She was to remain a widow until his youngest son, Shelah, was old enough to marry her. (But Judah didn't really intend to do this because he was afraid Shelah would also die, like his two brothers.) So Tamar went home to her parents. - Genesis 38:11


  • Someone told Tamar that her father-in-law had left for the sheep-shearing at Timnah. - Genesis 38:13


  • Tamar was aware that Shelah had grown up, but they had not called her to come and marry him. So she changed out of her widow's clothing and covered herself with a veil to disguise herself. Then she sat beside the road at the entrance to the village of Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah. - Genesis 38:14


  • So he stopped and propositioned her to sleep with him, not realizing that she was his own daughter-in-law. "How much will you pay me?" Tamar asked. - Genesis 38:16


  • About three months later, word reached Judah that Tamar, his daughter-in-law, was pregnant as a result of prostitution. "Bring her out and burn her!" Judah shouted. - Genesis 38:24


  • Judah admitted that they were his and said, "She is more in the right than I am, because I didn't keep my promise to let her marry my son Shelah." But Judah never slept with Tamar again. - Genesis 38:26


  • In due season the time of Tamar's delivery arrived, and she had twin sons. - Genesis 38:27


  • And may the LORD give you descendants by this young woman who will be like those of our ancestor Perez, the son of Tamar and Judah." - Ruth 4:12


  • The news of his arrival in Judah soon reached Saul. At the time, the king was sitting beneath a tamarisk tree on the hill at Gibeah, holding his spear and surrounded by his officers. - 1 Samuel 22:6


  • Then they took their remains and buried them beneath the tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and they fasted for seven days. - 1 Samuel 31:13


  • David's son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar. And Amnon, her half brother, fell desperately in love with her. - 2 Samuel 13:1
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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