Genesis 12:19

“Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 12:19

Why saidest thou, Shee is my sister? so I might haue taken her to mee to wife: now therfore behold, thy wife, take her and goe thy way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife, take her and go."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

why saidst thou, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why did you say that she was your sister? so that I took her for my wife: now, take your wife and go on your way.
- Basic English Bible

Why didst thou say, She is my sister, so that I took her as my wife. And now, behold, there is thy wife: take [her], and go away.
- Darby Bible

Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me for a wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
- Webster's Bible

Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore, see your wife, take her, and go your way."
- World English Bible

Why hast thou said, She [is] my sister, and I take her to myself for a wife? and now, lo, thy wife, take and go.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Why saidst thou: She is my sister? so that I took her to be my wife; now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 12:19

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 12:19


12:17 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house - Probably, those princes especially that had commended Sarai to Pharaoh. We are not told, particularly, what these plagues were; but, doubtless, there was something in the plagues themselves, or some explication added to them, sufficient to convince them that it was for Sarai's sake they were thus plagued.

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.

12:20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him - That is, he charged them not to injure him in any thing. And he appointed them, when Abram was disposed to return home, after the famine, to conduct him safe out of the country, as his convoy.


Discussion for Genesis 12:19

  • ORENDA YARBROUGH on Genesis 12:19
    I BELIEVE THAT THE GENESIS 12 19 SPEAKS FOR ITSELF MAYBE OR MIGHT IS NOT A FACT, BUT A POSSIBILITY THAT SOMETHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED BUT DID NOT THAT IS WHY THE TERM MIGHT WAS USED IF PHAROH HAD TOUCHED ABRAHAM 'S WIFE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD .


 

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