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Genesis 20 (WEBP)

[1] Abraham traveled from there toward the land of the South, and lived between Kadesh and Shur. He lived as a foreigner in Gerar.
[2] Abraham said about Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
[3] But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, “Behold, you are a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man’s wife.”
[4] Now Abimelech had not come near her. He said, “Lord, will you kill even a righteous nation?
[5] Didn’t he tell me, ‘She is my sister’? She, even she herself, said, ‘He is my brother.’ I have done this in the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands.”
[6] God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore I didn’t allow you to touch her.
[7] Now therefore, restore the man’s wife. For he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live. If you don’t restore her, know for sure that you will die, you, and all who are yours.”
[8] Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. The men were very scared.
[9] Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, “What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done!”
[10] Abimelech said to Abraham, “What did you see, that you have done this thing?”
[11] Abraham said, “Because I thought, ‘Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my wife’s sake.’
[12] Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
[13] When God caused me to wander from my father’s house, I said to her, ‘This is your kindness which you shall show to me. Everywhere that we go, say of me, “He is my brother.” ’ ”
[14] Abimelech took sheep and cattle, male servants and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored Sarah, his wife, to him.
[15] Abimelech said, “Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you.”
[16] To Sarah he said, “Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes to all that are with you. In front of all you are vindicated.”
[17] Abraham prayed to God. So God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants, and they bore children.
[18] For Yahweh had closed up tight all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Genesis 20 (KJVS)

[1] And Abraham H85 journeyed H5265 (8799) from thence toward the south H5045 country H776, and dwelled H3427 (8799) between Kadesh H6946 and Shur H7793, and sojourned H1481 (8799) in Gerar H1642.
[2] And Abraham H85 said H559 (8799) of H413 Sarah H8283 his wife H802, She [is] my sister H269: and Abimelech H40 king H4428 of Gerar H1642 sent H7971 (8799), and took H3947 (8799) Sarah H8283.
[3] But God H430 came H935 (8799) to Abimelech H40 in a dream H2472 by night H3915, and said H559 (8799) to him, Behold, thou [art but] a dead man H4191 (8801), for the woman H802 which thou hast taken H3947 (8804); for she [is] a man’s H1167 wife H1166 (8803).
[4] But Abimelech H40 had not come near H7126 (8804) her: and he said H559 (8799), Lord H136, wilt thou slay H2026 (8799) also a righteous H6662 nation H1471?
[5] Said H559 (8804) he not unto me, She H1931 [is] my sister H269? and she H1931, even H1571 she H1931 herself said H559 (8804), He [is] my brother H251: in the integrity H8537 of my heart H3824 and innocency H5356 of my hands H3709 have I done H6213 (8804) this.
[6] And God H430 said H559 (8799) unto him in a dream H2472, Yea H1571, I know H3045 (8804) that thou didst H6213 (8804) this in the integrity H8537 of thy heart H3824; for I also withheld H2820 (8799) thee from sinning H2398 (8800) against me: therefore suffered H5414 (8804) I thee not to touch H5060 (8800) her.
[7] Now therefore restore H7725 (8685) the man H376 [his] wife H802; for he [is] a prophet H5030, and he shall pray H6419 (8691) for thee H1157, and thou shalt live H2421 (8798): and if thou restore H7725 (8688) [her] not, know H3045 (8798) thou that thou shalt surely H4191 (8800) die H4191 (8799), thou, and all that [are] thine.
[8] Therefore Abimelech H40 rose early H7925 (8686) in the morning H1242, and called H7121 (8799) all his servants H5650, and told H1696 (8762) all these things H1697 in their ears H241: and the men H582 were sore H3966 afraid H3372 (8799).
[9] Then Abimelech H40 called H7121 (8799) Abraham H85, and said H559 (8799) unto him, What hast thou done H6213 (8804) unto us? and what have I offended H2398 (8804) thee, that thou hast brought H935 (8689) on me and on my kingdom H4467 a great H1419 sin H2401? thou hast done H6213 (8804) deeds H4639 unto me that ought not to be done H6213 (8735).
[10] And Abimelech H40 said H559 (8799) unto Abraham H85, What H4100 sawest thou H7200 (8804), that thou hast done H6213 (8804) this thing H1697?
[11] And Abraham H85 said H559 (8799), Because I thought H559 (8804), Surely H7535 the fear H3374 of God H430 [is] not in this place H4725; and they will slay me H2026 (8804) for my wife’s H802 sake H1697.
[12] And yet indeed H546 [she is] my sister H269; she [is] the daughter H1323 of my father H1, but not the daughter H1323 of my mother H517; and she became my wife H802.
[13] And it came to pass, when God H430 caused me to wander H8582 (8689) from my father’s H1 house H1004, that I said H559 (8799) unto her, This [is] thy kindness H2617 which thou shalt shew H6213 (8799) unto me; at every place H4725 whither we shall come H935 (8799), say H559 (8798) of me, He [is] my brother H251.
[14] And Abimelech H40 took H3947 (8799) sheep H6629, and oxen H1241, and menservants H5650, and womenservants H8198, and gave H5414 (8799) [them] unto Abraham H85, and restored H7725 (8686) him Sarah H8283 his wife H802.
[15] And Abimelech H40 said H559 (8799), Behold, my land H776 [is] before thee H6440: dwell H3427 (8798) where it pleaseth H2896 H5869 thee.
[16] And unto Sarah H8283 he said H559 (8804), Behold, I have given H5414 (8804) thy brother H251 a thousand H505 [pieces] of silver H3701: behold, he [is] to thee a covering H3682 of the eyes H5869, unto all that [are] with thee, and with all [other]: thus she was reproved H3198 (8737).
[17] So Abraham H85 prayed H6419 (8691) unto God H430: and God H430 healed H7495 (8799) Abimelech H40, and his wife H802, and his maidservants H519; and they bare H3205 (8799) [children].
[18] For the LORD H3068 had fast H6113 (8800) closed up H6113 (8804) all the wombs H7358 of the house H1004 of Abimelech H40, because H1697 of Sarah H8283 Abraham’s H85 wife H802.

Young’s Literal Translation

Genesis 20 (YLT)

[1] And Abraham journeyeth from thence toward the land of the south, and dwelleth between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourneth in Gerar;
[2] and Abraham saith concerning Sarah his wife, ‘She is my sister;’ and Abimelech king of Gerar sendeth and taketh Sarah.
[3] And God cometh in unto Abimelech in a dream of the night, and saith to him, ‘Lo, thou art a dead man, because of the woman whom thou hast taken-and she married to a husband.’
[4] And Abimelech hath not drawn near unto her, and he saith, ‘Lord, also a righteous nation dost thou slay?
[5] hath not he himself said to me, She is my sister! and she, even she herself, said, He is my brother; in the integrity of my heart, and in the innocency of my hands, I have done this.’
[6] And God saith unto him in the dream, ‘Yea, I-I have known that in the integrity of thy heart thou hast done this, and I withhold thee, even I, from sinning against Me, therefore I have not suffered thee to come against her;
[7] and now send back the man’s wife, for he is inspired, and he doth pray for thee, and live thou; and if thou do not send back, know that dying thou dost die, thou, and all that thou hast.’
[8] And Abimelech riseth early in the morning, and calleth for all his servants, and speaketh all these words in their ears; and the men fear exceedingly;
[9] and Abimelech calleth for Abraham, and saith to him, ‘What hast thou done to us? and what have I sinned against thee, that thou hast brought upon me, and upon my kingdom, a great sin? works which are not done thou hast done with me.’
[10] Abimelech also saith unto Abraham, ‘What hast thou seen that thou hast done this thing?’
[11] And Abraham saith, ‘Because I said, ‘Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they have slain me for the sake of my wife;
[12] and also, truly she is my sister, daughter of my father, only not daughter of my mother, and she becometh my wife;
[13] and it cometh to pass, when God hath caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I say to her, This is thy kindness which thou dost with me: at every place whither we come, say of me, He is my brother.’
[14] And Abimelech taketh sheep and oxen, and servants and handmaids, and giveth to Abraham, and sendeth back to him Sarah his wife;
[15] and Abimelech saith, ‘Lo, my land is before thee, where it is good in thine eyes, dwell;’
[16] and to Sarah he hath said, ‘Lo, I have given a thousand silverlings to thy brother; lo, it is to thee a covering of eyes, to all who are with thee;’ and by all this she is reasoned with.
[17] And Abraham prayeth unto God, and God healeth Abimelech and his wife, and his handmaids, and they bear:
[18] for Jehovah restraining had restrained every womb of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.