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The Lord portraying the sufficient for him; and be thou an HEART-CHARACTER of the help to him from his enemies. Tribe of Judah.

GEN. XLIX:8-12-B. C. 1689

8 1 Judah, thou art he whom

thy brethren shall praise: thy 3

hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. † 9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall arouse him up?

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh

come; and unto him shall the Abraham Lincoln was of the gathering of the people be. Tribe of Judah.

11 Binding his foal unto the DEUT. XXXIII:7—B. C. 1451

vine, and his ass's colt unto the

choice vine; he washed his gar* 7 || And this is the blessing of ments in wine, and his clothes in Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the blood of grapes: the voice of Judah, and bring him 12 His eyes shall be red with unto his people: let his hands bel wine, and his teeth white with milk. *Deut. 33:7 and fGen. 49:8-12—“Who shall rouse him up?" or Will (Ruler and Lawgiver). The dominant HEART-CHARACTER of the Personality of Judah in action. Levit. 25:17—Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the Lord your God. Gen. 17:15-17–15 | And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? *Deut. 33:7—How can you bring Judah “unto his people” if he has no people?


GENESIS XXXVIII:1-30 8 And Judah said unto Onan, B. C. 1729

Go in unto thy brother's wife, and 1 And it came to pass at that marry her, and raise up seed to time, that Judah went down from thy brother. his brethren, and turned in to a

a 9 And Onan knew that the seed certain Adullamite, whose name should not be his; and it came to was Hirah.

pass, when he went in unto his 2 And Judah saw there a daugh- brother's wife, that he spilled it ter of a certain Canaanite, whose on the ground, lest that he should name was Shuah; and he took her, give seed to his brother. and went in unto her.

10 And the thing which he did 3 And she conceived, and bare displeased the Lord: wherefore he a son; and he called his name Er. slew him also.

4 And she conceived again, and bare a son, and she called his

11 Then said Judah to Tamar

his daughter in law, Remain a name Onan. * 5 And she yet again conceived, Shelah my son be grown: for he

widow at thy father's house, till and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Che

said, Lest peradventure he die zib, when she bare him.

also, as his brethren did. And Ta6 And Judah took a wife for mar went and dwelt in her father's Er his firstborn, whose name was

house. Tamar.

12 | And in process of time the 7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, daughter of Shuah Judah's wife was wicked in the sight of the died; and Judah was comforted, LORD; and the Lord slew him. land went up unto his sheepshear*Ist Chron. 4:21-23—21 | The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ashbea. 22 And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are ancient things. 23 These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work. Where is “The House of Ashbea” whose Father was Judah?

ers to Timnath, he and his friend lamite, to receive his pledge from Hirah the Adullamite.

the woman's hand: but he found 13 And it was told Tamar, say- her not. ing, Behold thy father in law 21 Then he asked the men of goeth up to Timnath to shear his that place, saying, Where is the sheep.

harlot, that was openly by the 14 And she put her widow's way side? And they said, "There garments off from her, and cov- was no harlot in this place. ered her with a veil, and wrapped 22 And he returned to Judah, herself, and sat in an open place, and said, I cannot find her; and which is by the way to Timnath; | also the men of the place said, for she saw that Shelah was that there was no harlot in this grown, and she was not given unto place. him to wife.

23 And Judah said, Let her take 15 When Judah saw her, he it to her, lest we be shamed: bethought her to be an harlot; be-hold, I sent this kid, and thou cause she had covered her face.

hast not found her. 16 And he turned unto her by 24 | And it came to pass about the way, and said, Go to, I pray three months after, that it was told thee, let me come in unto thee; Judah, saying, Tamar thy daugh(for he knew not that she was his ter in law hath played the harlot; daughter in law.) And she said, and also, behold, she is with child What wilt thou give me, that thou by whoredom. And Judah said, mayest come in unto me?

Bring her forth, and let her be 17 And he said, I will send thee burnt. a kid from the flock. And she said,

25 When she was brought forth, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till

she sent to her father in law, saythou send it?

18 And he said, What pledge ing, By the man, whose these are, shall I give thee?' And she said, am I with child: and she said, DisThy signet, and thy bracelets, and cern, I pray thee, whose are these,

. thy staff that is in thine hand, the signet, and bracelets, and staff

. And he gave it her, and came in

26 And Judah acknowledged unto her, and she conceived by them, and said, She hath been him.

more righteous than 1; because 19 And she arose, and went that I gave her not to Shelah my away, and laid by her veil from son. And he knew her again no her, and put on the garments of more. her widowhood.

27 || And it came to pass in the 20 And Judah sent the kid hy time of her travail, that, behold, the hand of his friend the Adul-Itwins were in her womb.

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