He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh[ them] shall have mercy.
But he denied before[ them] all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee[ shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near[ me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth,[ though] he hide it under his tongue;[ Though] he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:[ Yet] his meat in his bowels is turned,[ it is] the gall of asps within him.
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.And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive[ his] pledge from the woman’s hand: but he found her not.Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where[ is] the harlot, that[ was] openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this[ place].And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said,[ that] there was no harlot in this[ place].And Judah said, Let her take[ it] to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
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Then he said, I have sinned:[ yet] honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD thy God.
And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
Then began he to curse and to swear,[ saying], I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.