giveth his signet, bracelets & staff in pledge to Tamar.
And she put
her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a
vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which
is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was
grown, and she was not given unto him to wife. When Judah
saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she
had covered her face. 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? 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? 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. (KJV)
de la Bible (1728)
Illustrated by Gerard
Hoet (1648-1733), and others.