Abraham answered, "I thought that there would be no one here who has reverence for God and that they would kill me to get my wife.
She really is my sister. She is the daughter of my father, but not of my mother, and I married her.
So when God sent me from my father's house into foreign lands, I said to her, "You can show how loyal you are to me by telling everyone that I am your brother.' "
Then Abimelech gave Sarah back to Abraham, and at the same time he gave him sheep, cattle, and slaves.
He said to Abraham, "Here is my whole land; live anywhere you like."
He said to Sarah, "I am giving your brother a thousand pieces of silver as proof to all who are with you that you are innocent; everyone will know that you have done no wrong."
Because of what had happened to Sarah, Abraham's wife, the Lord had made it impossible for any woman in Abimelech's palace to have children. So Abraham prayed for Abimelech, and God healed him. He also healed his wife and his slave women, so that they could have children.