Parallel Bible results for Genesis 20

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Genesis 20

NRS 1 From there Abraham journeyed toward the region of the Negeb, and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While residing in Gerar as an alien, CEB 1 Abraham traveled from there toward the land of the arid southern plain, and he settled as an immigrant in Gerar, between Kadesh and Shur. NRS 2 Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." And King Abimelech of Gerar sent and took Sarah. CEB 2 Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She's my sister." So King Abimelech of Gerar took her into his household. NRS 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, "You are about to die because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a married woman." CEB 3 But God appeared to Abimelech that night in a dream and said to him, "You are as good as dead because of this woman you have taken. She is a married woman." NRS 4 Now Abimelech had not approached her; so he said, "Lord, will you destroy an innocent people? CEB 4 Now Abimelech hadn't gone near her, and he said, "Lord, will you really put an innocent nation to death? NRS 5 Did he not himself say to me, "She is my sister'? And she herself said, "He is my brother.' I did this in the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands." CEB 5 Didn't he say to me, ‘She's my sister,' and didn't she—even she—say, ‘He's my brother'? My intentions were pure, and I acted innocently when I did this." NRS 6 Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart; furthermore it was I who kept you from sinning against me. Therefore I did not let you touch her. CEB 6 God said to him in the dream, "I know that your intentions were pure when you did this. In fact, I kept you from sinning against me. That's why I didn't allow you to touch her. NRS 7 Now then, return the man's wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you shall live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all that are yours." CEB 7 Now return the man's wife. He's a prophet; he will pray for you so you may live. But if you don't return her, know that you and everyone with you will die!" NRS 8 So Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants and told them all these things; and the men were very much afraid. CEB 8 Abimelech got up early in the morning and summoned all of his servants. When he told them everything that had happened, the men were terrified. NRS 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought such great guilt on me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that ought not to be done." CEB 9 Then Abimelech summoned Abraham and said to him, "What have you done to us? What sin did I commit against you that you have brought this terrible sin to me and my kingdom, by doing to me something that simply isn't done?" NRS 10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What were you thinking of, that you did this thing?" CEB 10 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What were you thinking when you did this thing?" NRS 11 Abraham said, "I did it because I thought, There is no fear of God at all in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife. CEB 11 Abraham said, "I thought to myself, No one reveres God here and they will kill me to get my wife. NRS 12 Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. CEB 12 She is, truthfully, my sister—my father's daughter but not my mother's daughter—and she's now my wife. NRS 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.' " CEB 13 When God led me away from my father's household, I said to her, ‘This is the loyalty I expect from you: in each place we visit, tell them, “He is my brother.”'" NRS 14 Then Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and male and female slaves, and gave them to Abraham, and restored his wife Sarah to him. CEB 14 Abimelech took flocks, cattle, male servants, and female servants, and gave them to Abraham; and Abimelech returned his wife Sarah. NRS 15 Abimelech said, "My land is before you; settle where it pleases you." CEB 15 Abimelech said, "My land is here available to you. Live wherever you wish." NRS 16 To Sarah he said, "Look, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver; it is your exoneration before all who are with you; you are completely vindicated." CEB 16 To Sarah, he said, "I've given your brother one thousand pieces of silver. It means that neither you nor anyone with you has done anything wrong. Everything has been set right." NRS 17 Then Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, and also healed his wife and female slaves so that they bore children. CEB 17 Abraham prayed to God; and God restored Abimelech, his wife, and his women servants to health, and they were able to have children. NRS 18 For the Lord had closed fast all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife. CEB 18 Because of the incident with Abraham's wife Sarah, the LORD had kept all of the women in Abimelech's household from having children.

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