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Genesis 20

LEB 1 And Abraham journeyed from there to the land of the Negev, and he settled between Kadesh and Shur. And he dwelled as an alien in Gerar. NIV 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, LEB 2 And Abraham said about Sarah his wife, "She [is] my sister." And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. NIV 2 and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, “She is my sister.” Then Abimelek king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her. LEB 3 And God came to Abimelech in a dream at night. And he said to him, "Look, you [are] a dead man on account of the woman you have taken. For she [is] {a married woman}." NIV 3 But God came to Abimelek 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.” LEB 4 Now Abimelech had not approached her, so he said, "my Lord, will you even kill a righteous people?" NIV 4 Now Abimelek had not gone near her, so he said, “Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation? LEB 5 Did not he himself say to me, 'She [is] my sister'? And she herself said, 'He [is] my brother.' With integrity of my heart and with cleanness of my hands I did this." NIV 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.” LEB 6 Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you did this, and I also {kept you from sinning} against me. Therefore, I did not allow you to touch her. NIV 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. LEB 7 So now, return the wife of the man, for he [is] a prophet, so that he will pray for you and you will live. And {if you do not return her}, know that you will certainly die, and all that [are] yours." NIV 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 who belong to you will die.” LEB 8 So Abimelech rose early in the morning. And he called all his servants and {told them all these things}, and the men were very afraid. NIV 8 Early the next morning Abimelek summoned all his officials, and when he told them all that had happened, they were very much afraid. LEB 9 And Abimelech called for Abraham and said to him, "What have you done to us? And how have I sinned against you that you brought upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin? You have done things to me that should not be done." NIV 9 Then Abimelek 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 never be done.” LEB 10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, "{What were you thinking} that you did this thing?" NIV 10 And Abimelek asked Abraham, “What was your reason for doing this?” LEB 11 And Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place; they will kill me on account of the matter of my wife. NIV 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.’ LEB 12 {Besides}, she [is] my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother. And she became my wife. NIV 12 Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife. LEB 13 And it happened [that] as God caused me to wander from the house of my father I said to her, 'This [is] your loyal kindness that you must do for me at every place where we come: say concerning me, "He [is] my brother." '" NIV 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.” ’ ” LEB 14 And Abimelech took sheep and cattle and male slaves and female slaves, and he gave [them] to Abraham. And he returned Sarah his wife to him. NIV 14 Then Abimelek brought sheep and cattle and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah his wife to him. LEB 15 And Abimelech said, "Here [is] my land before you; settle {where it pleases you}." NIV 15 And Abimelek said, “My land is before you; live wherever you like.” LEB 16 And to Sarah he said, "Look, I have given a thousand [pieces of] silver to your brother. It [shall be] {an exoneration}. {You are vindicated before all who are with you}." NIV 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.” LEB 17 And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his female servants so that they [could] bear children [again]. NIV 17 Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again, LEB 18 For Yahweh had completely closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of the matter of Sarah, the wife of Abraham. NIV 18 for the LORD had kept all the women in Abimelek’s household from conceiving because of Abraham’s wife Sarah.

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