Genesis 20:15

15 And Abimelech said, "Behold, 1my land is before you; dwell where it pleases you."

Genesis 20:15 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 20:15

And Abimelech said, behold, my whole land [is] before thee,
&c.] Instead of bidding him be gone, and sending him away in haste out of his country, as the king of Egypt did in a like case, he solicits his stay in it; and to encourage him to it, makes an offer of his whole kingdom to him, to choose which part of it he would to dwell in: dwell where it pleaseth thee;
if there was anyone part of it better than another, or more convenient for him, his family and his flocks, he was welcome to it.

Genesis 20:15 In-Context

13 And when God caused me to wander from my father's house, I said to her, 'This is the kindness you must do me: at every place to which we come, say of me, He is my brother.'"
14 Then Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and male servants and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and returned Sarah his wife to him.
15 And Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you; dwell where it pleases you."
16 To Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. It is a sign of your innocence in the eyes of all who are with you, and before everyone you are vindicated."
17 Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and also healed his wife and female slaves so that they bore children.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 13:9; Genesis 34:10