Now return the man's wife, for he is a prophet,1 and he will pray for you2 and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all yours will die."38
Early the next morning Abimelech summoned all his officials, and when he told them all that had happened, they were very much afraid.
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.4"
And Abimelech asked Abraham, "What was your reason for doing this?"
Abraham replied, "I said to myself, 'There is surely no fear of God5 in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.'612
Besides, she really is my sister,7 the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.
And when God had me wander8 from my father's household,9 I said to her, 'This is how you can show your love to me: Everywhere we go, say of me, "He is my brother." ' "
Then Abimelech10 brought sheep and cattle and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham,11 and he returned Sarah his wife to him.
And Abimelech said, "My land is before you; live wherever you like."1216
To Sarah he said, "I am giving your brother a thousand shekelsa of silver. This is to cover the offense against you before all who are with you; you are completely vindicated."
Then Abraham prayed to God,13 and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave girls so they could have children again,