Genesis 20:11

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the feare of God is not in this place: and they will slay mee for my wiues sake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Abraham said, Because it seemed to me that there was no fear of God in this place, and that they might put me to death because of my wife.
- Basic English Bible

And Abraham said, Because I said, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will kill me for my wife's sake.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Abraham said, "Because I thought, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my wife's sake.'
- World English Bible

And Abraham saith, `Because I said, `Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they have slain me for the sake of my wife;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 20:11


20:11 I thought surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will slay me - There are many places and persons that have more of the fear of God in them than we think they have; perhaps they are not called by our name, they do not wear our badges, they do not tie themselves to that which we have an opinion of; and therefore we conclude they have not the fear of God in their hearts!


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