Genesis 20:1

“And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 20:1

And Abraham iourneyed from thence, toward the South-Countrey, and dwelled betweene Cadesh and Shur, and soiourned in Gerar.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled between Kadesh and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the land of the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur. And he sojourned in Gerar.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Abraham went on his way from there to the land of the South, and was living between Kadesh and Shur, in Gerar.
- Basic English Bible

And Abraham departed thence towards the south country, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned at Gerar.
- Darby Bible

And Abraham journeyed from thence towards the south country, and dwelt between Kadash and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
- Webster's Bible

Abraham traveled from there toward the land of the South, and lived between Kadesh and Shur. He lived as a foreigner in Gerar.
- World English Bible

And Abraham journeyeth from thence toward the land of the south, and dwelleth between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourneth in Gerar;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the land of the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 20:1

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 20:1


20:1 And Abraham sojourned in Gerar - We are not told upon what occasion he removed, whether terrified by the destruction of Sodom, or, as some of the Jewish writers say, because he was grieved at Lot's incest with his daughters, and the reproach which the Canaanites cast upon him for his kinsman's sake. The king of Gerar sent and took her - To his house, in order to the taking of her to his bed.


Discussion for Genesis 20:1

  • Roland on Genesis 20:1
    Abraham married half sister was this not incest ?
  • Accusation of Incest - in Reply on Genesis 20:1
    "KETURAH"

    Scripture References-Genesis 25:1-6; 1 Chronicles 1:32, 33

    Name Meaning-Incense

    After the death of his beloved Sarah, Abraham took as his third wife, if we count Hagar as a wife, Keturah, a young woman.

    When Sarah died, and Isaac his son married, doubtless Abraham now an old man was very lonely and remarried for the sake of companionship. Keturah is called a concubine (1 Chronicles 1:32). Her name is like Kezia, a perfume name. She became the mother of Abraham's six sons: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah who became the progenitors of six Arabian tribes of Southern and Eastern Palestine. Ancient Israelites regarded the Arabs as distant relatives. It was through Keturah's offspring that Abraham became "the father of many nations." The patriarch in his declining years was surrounded by a woman's care and love, and a circle of dear children. Kuyper, writing of the relationships between Abraham and Keturah, says that we cannot think of it as being romantic. It was a marriage in which a less passionately vehement love attains high ethical qualities.

    Comment by Mishael:

    Some say that Abraham went and brought Ishmaels mother, Hagar, back into the family tent. They did NOT have any other children. Ishmael was Hagars only child.

    That can't be right because he married Keyturah, had 6 children with her. They are listed in Abrahams Geneology.

    So, your accusation of incest is not truth.

    Always read the genealogies!


 

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