Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said…
1. Sinful lust, when its turn is served, makes out of sight speedily.
2. Guile and deceit are usual adjuncts to lust of uncleanness.
3. Guileful harlots stay not long in common places, where they may be discovered.
4. Lust teacheth souls to put off, and to put on, any signals which might either discover or conceal them (ver. 19).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
WEB: Then Judah said to Tamar, his daughter-in-law, "Remain a widow in your father's house, until Shelah, my son, is grown up;" for he said, "Lest he also die, like his brothers." Tamar went and lived in her father's house.