30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
English Standard Version
30 Afterward his brother came out with the scarlet thread on his hand, and his name was called Zerah.
30 Then his brother came out with the red thread on his hand. They named him Zerah (Bright).
New King James Version
30 Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand. And his name was called Zerah.
New Living Translation
30 Then the baby with the scarlet string on his wrist was born, and he was named Zerah.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 38:30
The profligate conduct of Judah and his family.
This chapter gives an account of Judah and his family, and such an account it is, that it seems a wonder that of all Jacob's sons, our Lord should spring out of Judah, John 8:41. What awful examples the Lord proclaims in his punishments, of his utter displeasure at sin! Let us seek grace from God to avoid every appearance of sin. And let that state of humbleness to which Jesus submitted, when he came to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself, in appointing such characters as those here recorded, to be his ancestors, endear the Redeemer to our hearts.