Genesis 20:16

Overview - Genesis 20
Abraham sojourns at Gerar.
Denies his wife, who is taken by Abimelech.
Abimelech is reproved for her in a dream.
He rebukes Abraham.
14 Restores Sarah;
16 and reproves her.
17 Abimelech and his family are healed at Abraham's prayer.
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Genesis 20:16  (King James Version)
And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.

5 ; Proverbs 27:5

What these pieces were is not certain; but it is probable they were shekels, as it is so understood by the Targum; and the LXX. render it {didrachma,} by which the Hebrew shekel is rendered in ch
23:15 16.

Or, "behold IT (the Genesis 20:1 Genesis 20:000 ; shekels) is to thee," etc.

a covering

1 Chronicles 21:3-6 ; Proverbs 9:8 Proverbs 9:9 ; 12:1 25:12 27:5 Jonah 1:6 ; Revelation 3:19