Genesis 12:18

“And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done vnto me? Why diddest thou not tell me, that she was thy wife?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Pharaoh sent for Abram, and said, What have you done to me? why did you not say that she was your wife?
- Basic English Bible

And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this thou hast done to me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
- Darby Bible

And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done to me? why didst thou not tell me that she is thy wife?
- Webster's Bible

Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this that you have done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?
- World English Bible

And Pharaoh calleth for Abram, and saith, `What [is] this thou hast done to me? why hast thou not declared to me that she [is] thy wife?
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Pharaoh called Abram, and said: 'What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 12:18


12:18 What is this that thou hast done? - What an ill thing; how unbecoming a wife and good man! Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? - Intimating, that if he had known that, he would not have taken her. It is a fault, too common among good people, to entertain suspicions of others beyond what there is cause for. We have often found more of virtue, honour, and conscience in some people, than we thought there was; and it ought to be a pleasure to us to be thus disappointed, as Abram was here, who found Pharaoh to be a better man than he expected.


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