But when she was brought out, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, “By the man to whom these belong I am with child.” She also said, “Please identify whose these are; the seal and the cords and the staff.” Bible see other translations

“cords.” Here the word “cords” is plural, while in Genesis 38:18 it is singular. It is likely that the “cord” was made up of a number of cords woven together and was unique and beautiful, aiding the identification as Judah’s cord.

Commentary for: Genesis 38:25