Genesis 20 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 From there Abraham traveled to the region of the Negev and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While he lived in Gerar, 1 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,
2 Abraham said about his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." So Abimelech king of Gerar had Sarah brought to him. 2 and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." Then Abimelech king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her.
3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, "You are about to die because of the woman you have taken, for she is a married woman." 3 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."
4 Now Abimelech had not approached her, so he said, "Lord, would you destroy a nation even though it is innocent? 4 Now Abimelech had not gone near her, so he said, "Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation?
5 Didn't he himself say to me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'He is my brother.' I did this with a clear conscience and clean hands." 5 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."
6 Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that you did this with a clear conscience. I have also kept you from sinning against Me. Therefore I have not let you touch her. 6 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.
7 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, know that you will certainly die, you and all who are yours." 7 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."
8 Early in the morning Abimelech got up, called all his servants together, and personally told them all these things; and the men were terrified. 8 Early the next morning Abimelech summoned all his officials, and when he told them all that had happened, they were very much afraid.
9 Then Abimelech called Abraham in and said to him, "What have you done to us? How did I sin against you that you have brought such enormous guilt on me and on my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done." 9 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."
10 Abimelech also said to Abraham, "What did you intend when you did this thing?" 10 And Abimelech asked Abraham, "What was your reason for doing this?"
11 Abraham replied, "I thought, 'There is absolutely no fear of God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.' 11 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.'
12 Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife. 12 Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.
13 So when God had me wander from my father's house, I said to her: Show your loyalty to me wherever we go, and say about me: 'He's my brother.' " 13 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." ' "
14 Then Abimelech took sheep and cattle and male and female slaves, gave them to Abraham, and returned his wife Sarah to him. 14 Then Abimelech brought sheep and cattle and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah his wife to him.
15 Abimelech said, "Look, my land is before you. Settle wherever you want." 15 And Abimelech said, "My land is before you; live wherever you like."
16 And to Sarah he said, "Look, I am giving your brother 1,000 pieces of silver. It is a verification of your honor to all who are with you. You are fully vindicated." 16 To Sarah he said, "I am giving your brother a thousand shekels of silver. This is to cover the offense against you before all who are with you; you are completely vindicated."
17 Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female slaves so that they could bear children, 17 Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave girls so they could have children again,
18 for the Lord had completely closed all the wombs in Abimelech's household on account of Sarah, Abraham's wife. 18 for the LORD had closed up every womb in Abimelech's household because of Abraham's wife Sarah.