And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
And Judah said, let her take it to her,.... The pledge, and make no further inquiry after her;
lest we be shamed; Judah for committing fornication, which even among Heathens, at least at that time of day, was reckoned a shameful action; and be laughed at also, for committing such a pledge to an whore, who had tricked him out of it; and his friend Hirah for conniving at the sin, and being employed on such an errand:
behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her: who could be a witness for him, if there should be any occasion, that he was faithful to his promise.