Genesis 20:17

17 Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again,

Read Genesis 20:17 Using Other Translations

So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and also healed his wife and female slaves so that they bore children.
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants, so they could have children.

What does Genesis 20:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 20:17

So Abraham prayed unto God
As the Lord had told Abimelech be would, ( Genesis 20:7 ) ; he might pray for the forgiveness of him and his wife, and might give thanks that Sarah had been restored to him; but chiefly it was on account of Abimelech and his family: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants:
who by reason of some disease were rendered unfit for and incapable of cohabitation with their husbands, and they with them; but upon Abraham's prayer for them, who was heard, they were healed, and the disorder removed; the Targum of Jonathan is,

``his wife and concubines;''
and they bare [children];
cohabited and conceived, and bare and brought forth children, all which are comprehended in this expression.
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