Genesis 20


Abraham Deceives Abimelech

1And [2moved 3from there 1Abraham] into the land towards the south, and lived between Kadesh and between Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 2[3said 1And 2Abraham] concerning Sarah his wife, that, [2my sister 1She is]. For he feared to say that, [2my wife 1She is], lest at any time [5should kill 6him 1the 2men 3of the 4city] on account of her. [5sent 1So 2Abimelech 3king 4of Gerar], and he took Sarah. 3And God entered to Abimelech by sleep in the night. And he said, Behold, you die on account of the woman of whom you took, for she is living with a man. 4And Abimelech [3not 1touched 2her]. And he said, O Lord, [2a nation 3ignorant 4and 5just 1will you destroy]? 5[3not 2he 4to me 1Said], [2sister 1She is my]; and she said to me, [2brother 1He is my]? With a clean heart, and with righteousness of hands I did this. 6[3said 1And 4to him 2God] by sleep, And I knew that with a clean heart you did this, and I spared you for [2to not 3sin 1you] against me; because of this I did not let you touch her. 7And now give back the wife of the man, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for your account, and you shall live. But if you do not give back, you shall know that you shall die, you and all yours. 8And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and he called all his servants. And he spoke all these words into their ears. [5feared 1And 2all 3the 4men] exceedingly. 9And Abimelech called Abraham. And he said to him, What is this you did to us, lest we sinned against you, that you bring upon me and upon my kingdom [2sin 1a great]? A work which no one will do, you have done to me. 10[3said 1And 2Abimelech] to Abraham, What seeing did you do this? 11[3said 1And 2Abraham], For I said, Surely there is not godliness in this place, [3me 1and 2they will kill] because of my wife. 12For also truly [2sister 1she is my] from my father, but not from my mother; and she became to me for wife. 13And it happened when [2led 3me 1God] from the house of my father, and I said to her, This righteousness you will do for me in every place of which ever I enter; there you say of me that, [2brother 1He is my]! 14[3took 1And 2Abimelech] a thousand double-drachmas, and sheep, and calves, and manservants, and maidservants, and gave to Abraham, and he gave back to him Sarah his wife. 15And Abimelech said to Abraham, Behold, my land is before you, which ever it may please you, dwell there! 16And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given a thousand double-drachmas to your brother, these will be to you for the value of your person, and all the ones with you; and [2in all things 1you be truthful]! 17[3prayed 1And 2Abraham] to God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants, and they bore. 18For in closing up, the  lord closed up outside every womb in the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah the wife of Abraham.
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