Then Godsaid to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have donethis, and I alsoa1kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.
7"Now therefore, restore the man'swife, for 2he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surelydie, you and allwho are yours."
So Abimelecharoseearly in the morning and calledall his servants and toldallthesethings in their hearing; and the men were greatlyfrightened.
93Then AbimelechcalledAbraham and said to him, "What have you done to us? And bhow have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom4a greatsin? You have done to me cthings that ought not to be done."
And Abimelechsaid to Abraham, "What have you dencountered, that you have donethisthing?"
11Abrahamsaid, "Because I thought, surelythere is no5fear of God in thisplace, and 6they will kill me because of my wife.
12"Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife;
and it came about, when7God caused me to wander from my father'shouse, that I said to her, 'This is ethe kindnesswhich you will show to me: feverywhere we go, 8say of me, "He is my brother.""'
149Abimelech then tooksheep and oxen and male and femaleservants , and gave them to Abraham, and restored his wifeSarah to him.
15Abimelechsaid, "10Behold, my land is before you; gsettle wherever hyou please ."
To Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given your 11brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, it is iyour vindication before allwho are with you, and beforeallmen you are cleared."