Bible: Genesis 38:20-26
38:20 Then Judah had his friend Hirah 1 the Adullamite take a young goat to get back from the woman the items he had given in pledge, 2 but Hirah 3 could not find her. 38:21 He asked the men who were there, 4 “Where is the cult prostitute 5 who was at Enaim by the road?” But they replied, “There has been no cult prostitute here.” 38:22 So he returned to Judah and said, “I couldn’t find her. Moreover, the men of the place said, ‘There has been no cult prostitute here.’” 38:23 Judah said, “Let her keep the things 6 for herself. Otherwise we will appear to be dishonest. 7 I did indeed send this young goat, but you couldn’t find her.”
38:24 After three months Judah was told, 8 “Your daughter-in-law Tamar has turned to prostitution, 9 and as a result she has become pregnant.” 10 Judah said, “Bring her out and let her be burned!” 38:25 While they were bringing her out, she sent word 11 to her father-in-law: “I am pregnant by the man to whom these belong.” 12 Then she said, “Identify 13 the one to whom the seal, cord, and staff belong.” 38:26 Judah recognized them and said, “She is more upright 14 than I am, because I wouldn’t give her to Shelah my son.” He did not have sexual relations with her 15 again.