Genesis 20:12

“And yet indeed shee is my sister: she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and shee became my wife.”

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Other Translations

And yet indeed [she is] my sister; she [is] the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
- King James Version

"Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And, in fact, she is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:
- Basic English Bible

But she is also truly my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
- Darby Bible

And yet indeed she is my sister: she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
- Webster's Bible

Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
- World English Bible

and also, truly she is my sister, daughter of my father, only not daughter of my mother, and she becometh my wife;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and so she became my wife.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 20

  • Evangelist Warren
    We develop in knowing the Voice of Our Holy Father. Discerning God's Will follows after accurately discerning His Voice. Alike Abraham's early beginnings, we establish the [FAITH] in God's Voice and TRUST His Promises by experiencing [intimate] challenges in His Presence. It was only in three chapters prior (Ch. 17) when Abram's name (destiny) was sealed as God's Chosen - Abr 'AH' am The Prophet!
  • Kieran88
    L.D. what i think Abraham is saying is, Abraham and Sarah have the same father meaning God. Abraham sees Sarah as a daughter of God. although there are many times people done mistakes and wasn't part of Gods plan. So, they could still be half brother and sister.
  • L.D
    I've read chapter 20 couple of times and there's a of verses that open my, there were a group at my place and we were talking about brother who would married their sisters. verse 12, Abraham said indeed she is the daughter of my father but not the daughter of my mother. Am a little confuse on verse 12, Question, Can a man marry a girl that is his sister from his mother's side but not sister by?
  • BSP
    Verse 6~Adultery is considered a sin against God. Jehovah God here warned Abimelech before he committed a grave sin.
  • A disciple
    "And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake." Therefore one more great reason for us to be "More ready to hear, than to give the answer of fools." We are to be perfect toward all as our Father in heaven, and let God look on the hearts.
  • A disciple
    "And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her." There is a difference between walking in darkness and ignorance of facts. Walking in darkness suggests an evil will against receiving the truth; but one can be good and walk in integrity although ignorant.

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