Bible: Genesis 38:12-19
38:12 After some time 1 Judah’s wife, the daughter of Shua, died. After Judah was consoled, he left for Timnah to visit his sheepshearers, along with 2 his friend Hirah the Adullamite. 38:13 Tamar was told, 3 “Look, your father-in-law is going up 4 to Timnah to shear his sheep.” 38:14 So she removed her widow’s clothes and covered herself with a veil. She wrapped herself and sat at the entrance to Enaim which is on the way to Timnah. (She did this because 5 she saw that she had not been given to Shelah as a wife, even though he had now grown up.) 6
38:15 When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute 7 because she had covered her face. 38:16 He turned aside to her along the road and said, “Come on! I want to have sex with you.” 8 (He did not realize 9 it was his daughter-in-law.) She asked, “What will you give me in exchange for having sex with you?” 10 38:17 He replied, “I’ll send you a young goat from the flock.” She asked, “Will you give me a pledge until you send it?” 11 38:18 He said, “What pledge should I give you?” She replied, “Your seal, your cord, and the staff that’s in your hand.” So he gave them to her and had sex with her. 12 She became pregnant by him. 38:19 She left immediately, 13 removed her veil, and put on her widow’s clothes.