lest you give your honor to others
    and your years to the merciless,

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13 (A)They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains
    and burn offerings on the hills,
(B)under oak, poplar, and terebinth,
    because their shade is good.
Therefore your daughters play the whore,
    and your brides commit adultery.
14 I will not punish your daughters when they play the whore,
    nor your brides when they commit adultery;
for (C)the men themselves go aside with prostitutes
    and sacrifice with (D)cult prostitutes,
and a people (E)without understanding shall come to ruin.

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26 (A)Did not Solomon king of Israel sin on account of such women? (B)Among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was (C)beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless, foreign women made even him to sin.

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19 She made him sleep on her knees. And she called a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began (A)to torment him, and his strength left him. 20 And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that (B)the Lord had left him. 21 And the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes and brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze shackles. (C)And he ground at the mill in the prison.

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23 And Judah replied, “Let her keep the things as her own, or we shall be laughed at. You see, I sent this young goat, and you did not find her.”

24 About three months later Judah was told, “Tamar your daughter-in-law (A)has been immoral.[a] Moreover, she is pregnant by immorality.”[b] And Judah said, “Bring her out, and (B)let her be burned.” 25 As she was being brought out, she sent word to her father-in-law, “By the man to whom these belong, I am pregnant.” And she said, “Please identify whose these are, (C)the signet and the cord and the staff.” 26 Then Judah identified them and said, (D)“She is more righteous than I, since (E)I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not know her again.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 38:24 Or has committed prostitution
  2. Genesis 38:24 Or by prostitution

29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife;
    none who touches her (A)will go unpunished.
30 People do not despise a thief if he steals
    to (B)satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,
31 but (C)if he is caught, he will pay (D)sevenfold;
    he will give all the goods of his house.
32 He who commits adultery lacks sense;
    he who does it destroys himself.
33 He will get wounds and dishonor,
    and his disgrace will not be wiped away.
34 For (E)jealousy makes a man furious,
    and he will not spare when (F)he takes revenge.
35 He will accept no compensation;
    he will refuse though you multiply gifts.

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