38:15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face.
38:16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?
38:17 And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it? Acts 20:29
38:18 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.
38:19 And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her WIDOWHOOD.
“YEA, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.
All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
“So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon PETER, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, YEA, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.”
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, YEA, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?