Compare Translations for Genesis 20:12

Genesis 20:12 ASV
And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:
Read Genesis 20 ASV  |  Read Genesis 20:12 ASV in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 BBE
And, in fact, she is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:
Read Genesis 20 BBE  |  Read Genesis 20:12 BBE in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 CEB
She is, truthfully, my sister—my father's daughter but not my mother's daughter—and she's now my wife.
Read Genesis 20 CEB  |  Read Genesis 20:12 CEB in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 CJB
But she actually is also my sister, the daughter of my father but not the daughter of my mother, and so she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 CJB  |  Read Genesis 20:12 CJB in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 RHE
Howbeit, otherwise also she is truly my sister, the daughter of my father, and not the daughter of my mother, and I took her to wife.
Read Genesis 20 RHE  |  Read Genesis 20:12 RHE in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 ESV
Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 ESV  |  Read Genesis 20:12 ESV in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 GW
Besides, she is my sister--my father's daughter but not my mother's. She is also my wife.
Read Genesis 20 GW  |  Read Genesis 20:12 GW in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 GNT
She really is my sister. She is the daughter of my father, but not of my mother, and I married her.
Read Genesis 20 GNT  |  Read Genesis 20:12 GNT in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 HNV
Moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 HNV  |  Read Genesis 20:12 HNV in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 CSB
Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 CSB  |  Read Genesis 20:12 CSB in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 KJV
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.
Read Genesis 20 KJV  |  Read Genesis 20:12 KJV in parallel  |  Interlinear view
Genesis 20:12 LEB
{Besides}, she [is] my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother. And she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 LEB  |  Read Genesis 20:12 LEB in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 NAS
"Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife;
Read Genesis 20 NAS  |  Read Genesis 20:12 NAS in parallel  |  Interlinear view
Genesis 20:12 NCV
And it is true that she is my sister. She is the daughter of my father, but she is not the daughter of my mother.
Read Genesis 20 NCV  |  Read Genesis 20:12 NCV in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 NIRV
Besides, she really is my sister. She's the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother. And she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 NIRV  |  Read Genesis 20:12 NIRV in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 NIV
Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 NIV  |  Read Genesis 20:12 NIV in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 NKJV
But indeed she is truly my sister. She is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 NKJV  |  Read Genesis 20:12 NKJV in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 NLT
Besides, she is my sister -- we both have the same father, though different mothers -- and I married her.
Read Genesis 20 NLT  |  Read Genesis 20:12 NLT in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 NRS
Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 NRS  |  Read Genesis 20:12 NRS in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 RSV
Besides she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 RSV  |  Read Genesis 20:12 RSV in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 DBY
But she is also truly my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 DBY  |  Read Genesis 20:12 DBY in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 MSG
Besides, the truth is that she is my half sister; she's my father's daughter but not my mother's.
Read Genesis 20 MSG  |  Read Genesis 20:12 MSG in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 WBT
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.
Read Genesis 20 WBT  |  Read Genesis 20:12 WBT in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 TMB
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.
Read Genesis 20 TMB  |  Read Genesis 20:12 TMB in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 TNIV
Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 TNIV  |  Read Genesis 20:12 TNIV in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 TYN
yet in very dede she is my sister the doughter of my father but not of my mother: and became my wyfe.
Read Genesis 20 TYN  |  Read Genesis 20:12 TYN in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 WEB
Moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Read Genesis 20 WEB  |  Read Genesis 20:12 WEB in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 WYC
in other manner forsooth and she is my sister verily, (for she is) the daughter of my father, and not the daughter of my mother; and I wedded her into wife; (and truly in one way she is my sister, for she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and so I wedded her for a wife;)
Read Genesis 20 WYC  |  Read Genesis 20:12 WYC in parallel  
Genesis 20:12 YLT
and also, truly she is my sister, daughter of my father, only not daughter of my mother, and she becometh my wife;
Read Genesis 20 YLT  |  Read Genesis 20:12 YLT in parallel  

Genesis 20 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 20

Abraham's sojourn at Gerar, Sarah is taken by Abimelech. (1-8) Abimelech's rebuke to Abraham. (9-13) Abimelech restores Sarah. (14-18)

Verses 1-8 Crooked policy will not prosper: it brings ourselves and others into danger. God gives Abimelech notice of his danger of sin, and his danger of death for his sin. Every wilful sinner is a dead man, but Abimelech pleads ignorance. If our consciences witness, that, however we may have been cheated into a snare, we have not knowingly sinned against God, it will be our rejoicing in the day of evil. It is matter of comfort to those who are honest, that God knows their honesty, and will acknowledge it. It is a great mercy to be hindered from committing sin; of this God must have the glory. But if we have ignorantly done wrong, that will not excuse us, if we knowingly persist in it. He that does wrong, whoever he is, prince or peasant, shall certainly receive for the wrong which he has done, unless he repent, and, if possible, make restitution.

Verses 9-13 See here much to blame, even in the father of the faithful. Mark his distrust of God, his undue care about life, his intent to deceive. He also threw temptation in the way of others, caused affliction to them, exposed himself and Sarah to just rebukes, and yet attempted an excuse. These things are written for our warning, not for us to imitate. Even Abraham hath not whereof to glory. He cannot be justified by his works, but must be indebted for justification, to that righteousness which is upon all and unto all them that believe. We must not condemn all as hypocrites who fall into sin, if they do not continue in it. But let the unhumbled and impenitent take heed that they do not sin on, thinking that grace may abound. Abimelech, being warned of God, takes the warning; and being truly afraid of sin and its consequences, he rose early to pursue the directions given him.

Verses 14-18 We often trouble ourselves, and even are led into temptation and sin, by groundless suspicions; and find the fear of God where we expected it not. Agreements to deceive generally end in shame and sorrow; and restraints from sin, though by suffering, should be thankfully acknowledged. Though the Lord rebuke, yet he will pardon and deliver his people, and he will give them favour in the sight of those with whom they sojourn; and overrule their infirmities, when they are humbled for them, so that they shall prove useful to themselves and others.

Genesis 20 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 20

Genesis 20:1-18 . ABRAHAM'S DENIAL OF HIS WIFE.

1. Abraham journeyed from thence . . . and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur--Leaving the encampment, he migrated to the southern border of Canaan. In the neighborhood of Gerar was a very rich and well-watered pasture land.

2. Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister--Fear of the people among whom he was, tempted him to equivocate. His conduct was highly culpable. It was deceit, deliberate and premeditated--there was no sudden pressure upon him--it was the second offense of the kind surprising, and it was calculated to produce injurious effects on the heathen around. Its mischievous tendency was not long in being developed.
Abimelech (father-king) . . . sent and took Sarah--to be one of his wives, in the exercise of a privilege claimed by Eastern

3. But God came to Abimelech in a dream--In early times a dream was often made the medium of communicating important truths; and this method was adopted for the preservation of Sarah.

9. Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said . . . What hast thou done?--In what a humiliating plight does the patriarch now appear--he, a servant of the true God, rebuked by a heathen prince. Who would not rather be in the place of Abimelech than of the honored but sadly offending patriarch! What a dignified attitude is that of the king--calmly and justly reproving the sin of the patriarch, but respecting his person and heaping coals of fire on his head by the liberal presents made to him.

11. And Abraham said . . . I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place--From the horrible vices of Sodom he seems to have taken up the impression that all other cities of Canaan were equally corrupt. There might have been few or none who feared God, but what a sad thing when men of the world show a higher sense of honor and a greater abhorrence of crimes than a true worshipper!

a poor defense Abraham made. The statement absolved him from the charge of direct and absolute falsehood, but he had told a moral untruth because there was an intention to deceive (compare Genesis 12:11-13 ). "Honesty is always the best policy." Abraham's life would have been as well protected without the fraud as with it: and what shame to himself, what distrust to God, what dishonor to religion might have been prevented! "Let us speak truth every man to his neighbor" [ Zechariah 8:16 , Ephesians 4:25 ].