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Genesis 38:18

18 He said, “What pledge should I give you?”

“Your seald and its cord, and the staffe in your hand,” she answered. So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she became pregnant by him.f

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Genesis 38:18 — English Standard Version (ESV)

18 He said, “What pledge shall I give you?” She replied, “Your signet and your cord and your staff that is in your hand.” So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him.

Genesis 38:18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

Genesis 38:18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

18 “What kind of guarantee do you want?” he replied.

She answered, “Leave me your identification seal and its cord and the walking stick you are carrying.” So Judah gave them to her. Then he had intercourse with her, and she became pregnant.

Genesis 38:18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

18 Then he said, “What pledge shall I give you?”

So she said, “Your signet and cord, and your staff that is in your hand.” Then he gave them to her, and went in to her, and she conceived by him.

Genesis 38:18 — New Century Version (NCV)

18 Judah asked, “What do you want me to give you as a deposit?”

Tamar answered, “Give me your seal and its cord, and give me your walking stick.” So Judah gave these things to her. Then Judah and Tamar had sexual relations, and Tamar became pregnant.

Genesis 38:18 — American Standard Version (ASV)

18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet and thy cord, and thy staff that is in thy hand. And he gave them to her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

Genesis 38:18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy lace, and thy staff which is in thy hand. And he gave it her, and went in to her; and she conceived by him.

Genesis 38:18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 “What should I give you as a deposit?” he asked. 

“Your signet ring, its cord, and the shepherd’s staff that’s in your hand,” she answered. 

So he gave them to her. Then he slept with her, and she became pregnant.

Genesis 38:18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 “What should I give you?” he asked.

She answered, “Your signet ring, your cord, and the staff in your hand.” So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she got pregnant by him.

Genesis 38:18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 He said, “What pledge shall I give you?” She replied, “Your signet and your cord, and the staff that is in your hand.” So he gave them to her, and went in to her, and she conceived by him.

Genesis 38:18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

18 And he said, “What is the pledge that I must give to you?” And she said, “your seal, your cord, and your staff that is in your hand.” And he gave them to her and went in to her. And she conceived by him.

Genesis 38:18 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

18 He said, “What should I give you?”

“Give me your seal and its string,” she answered. “And give me your walking stick.”

So he gave them to her. Then he had sex with her. And she became pregnant by him.

Genesis 38:18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

18 He said, “What pledge shall I give you?” And she said, “Your seal and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand.” So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him.


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