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“Not my will, but Thine be done.”

The penalty prescribed in the Law for not bringing up offspring for your brother with his widow is given in Deuteronomy 25: she is to go before the elders of the city, issue her complaint, strip him of his sandal, and spit in his face, the Jewish equivalent of a slap on the wrist. God killed Onan. Genesis 38 makes a point that Onan spilled his seed on the ground and then says “what he did greatly offended the Lord”.