And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.
And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it [semen] on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.
And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore He slew him also.
~ Genesis 38:7-10, KJV with clarification added