Genesis 19

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The First Book of Moses, called Genesis

Chapter 20


And Abraham journeyed4 from thence toward the south country, and dwelled4 between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned4 in Gerar.


And Abraham said4 of Sarah his wife, She [is] my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent,4 and took4 Sarah.


But God came4 to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said4 to him, Behold, thou [art but] a dead man,5 for the woman which thou hast taken;1 for she [is] a man's wife.7


But Abimelech had not come near1 her: and he said,4 Lord, wilt thou slay4 also a righteous nation?


Said1 he not unto me, She [is] my sister? and she, even she herself said,1 He [is] my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done1 this.


And God said4 unto him in a dream, Yea, I know1 that thou didst1 this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld4 thee from sinning2 against me: therefore suffered1 I thee not to touch2 her.


Now therefore restore54 the man [his] wife; for he [is] a prophet, and he shall pray101 for thee, and thou shalt live:3 and if thou restore56 [her] not, know3 thou that thou shalt surely2 die,4 thou, and all that [are] thine.


Therefore Abimelech rose early55 in the morning, and called4 all his servants, and told17 all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.4


Then Abimelech called4 Abraham, and said4 unto him, What hast thou done1 unto us? and what have I offended1 thee, that thou hast brought52 on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done1 deeds unto me that ought not to be done.11


And Abimelech said4 unto Abraham, What sawest1 thou, that thou hast done1 this thing?


And Abraham said,4 Because I thought,1 Surely the fear of God [is] not in this place; and they will slay me1 for my wife's sake.


And yet indeed [she is] my sister; she [is] the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.


And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander52 from my father's house, that I said4 unto her, This [is] thy kindness which thou shalt shew4 unto me; at every place whither we shall come,4 say3 of me, He [is] my brother.


And Abimelech took4 sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave4 [them] unto Abraham, and restored55 him Sarah his wife.


And Abimelech said,4 Behold, my land [is] before thee: dwell3 where it pleaseth thee.


And unto Sarah he said,1 Behold, I have given1 thy brother a thousand [pieces] of silver: behold, he [is] to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that [are] with thee, and with all [other]: thus she was reproved.12


So Abraham prayed101 unto God: and God healed4 Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare4 [children].


For the LORD had fast2 closed up1 all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

Genesis 21





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