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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Genesis 20:1 - 18
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 20
20:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar,
 
20:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." Then Abimelech king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her.
 
20:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But God came to Abimelech in a dream one night and said to him, "You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman."
 
20:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now Abimelech had not gone near her, so he said, "Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation?
 
20:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Did he not say to me, 'She is my sister,' and didn't she also say, 'He is my brother'? I have done this with a clear conscience and clean hands."
 
20:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her.
 
20:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now return the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all yours will die."
 
20:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Early the next morning Abimelech summoned all his officials, and when he told them all that had happened, they were very much afraid.
 
20:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Abimelech called Abraham in and said, "What have you done to us? How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should not be done."
 
20:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Abimelech asked Abraham, "What was your reason for doing this?"
 
20:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abraham replied, "I said to myself, 'There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.'
 
20:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.
 
20:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And when God had me wander from my father's household, I said to her, 'This is how you can show your love to me: Everywhere we go, say of me, "He is my brother."'"
 
20:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Abimelech brought sheep and cattle and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah his wife to him.
 
20:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Abimelech said, "My land is before you; live wherever you like."
 
20:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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To Sarah he said, "I am giving your brother a thousand shekels F98 of silver. This is to cover the offense against you before all who are with you; you are completely vindicated."
 
20:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave girls so they could have children again,
 
20:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for the LORD had closed up every womb in Abimelech's household because of Abraham's wife Sarah.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F98 That is, about 25 pounds (about 11.5 kilograms)

 
 

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