Genesis 20

Abraham journeyed on from there to the Negev, settled down between Kadesh and Shur.
Sojourning in Gerar, Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “That one is my sister.”
Abimelech, the King of Gerar, had sent out to have Sarah taken to his side.
But God came to the dreams of Abimelech in the night and said to him, “You must die,
Due to the woman whom you have taken, for that one is another man’s wedded wife.”
Abimelech had not come near her, and said, “My lord, would you drain a nation of life
Even though it is innocent? Did he not say to me, ‘She is my sister?’ And plus,
She said, ‘He is my brother!’ And so with a blameless heart and clean hands I have done thus.”
And God said to him in the dream, “I know it was with whole heart you did this, consequently
I have kept you from sinning against Me, which is why I did not let you touch her gently.
But now, give the man’s wife back to him, for he is a prophet and he can intercede
On your behalf, so you may live. But if you fail to return the man’s wife, then take heed:
Know that you shall die, not only you, but all that are yours will become equally harmed.”
In the morning, Abimelech called his servants and told them. They were greatly alarmed.

Abimelech had Abraham summoned and said to him, “What’s this to us you have done?
What wrong have I done you that you should bring such great guilt on me and upon my kingdom?
Deeds that should not be done, you have done to me.” Abimelech said to Abraham more,
“What were you thinking that made you do this thing?” Abraham said, “I told myself before,
‘Surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.’
And besides, she is really my sister, my dad’s daughter, though my mom didn’t give her life.
So she became my wife. And when God’s power caused me to wander from my father’s house,
I said to her, ‘Please do this small kindness for me, of the truth, be quiet like a mouse.
And wherever we travel, say, “He is my brother.”’ And that’s how we got in this jam.”
Abimelech took sheep and oxen, slaves and maids, and gave all of them to Abraham,
And returned his wife Sarah to him. Abimelech said, “Here, all my land is before you.
Settle wherever looks good to you.” And to Sarah, Abimelech said, “Now, as for you,
I hereby give your brother one thousand pieces of silver, to serve as vindication,
So that those who are with you, and everyone, may overlook your recent situation.”
And then Abraham prayed to God and interceded, and God healed Abimelech,
Along with his wife and his slave women, so that they could all bear children at his beck.
For God previously had closed fast and obstructed every womb in his household area
All because of the incident with the wife of Abraham, all on account of Sarah.

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