7But Er, Judahs firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord put him to death. 8Then Judah said to Onan, Go in to your brothers wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her; raise up offspring for your brother. 9But since Onan knew that the offspring would not be his, he spilled his semen on the ground whenever he went in to his brothers wife, so that he would not give offspring to his brother. 10What he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death also.
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