Genesis 20:2

“And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 20:2

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: And Abimelech King of Gerar sent, and tooke Sarah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister. So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Abraham said of Sarah, his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech, king of Gerar, sent and took Sarah.
- Basic English Bible

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech the king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
- Darby Bible

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, she is my sister: And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
- Webster's Bible

Abraham said about Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
- World English Bible

and Abraham saith concerning Sarah his wife, `She is my sister;' and Abimelech king of Gerar sendeth and taketh Sarah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife: 'She is my sister.' And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 20:2

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 20:2


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.

20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream - It appears by this that God revealed himself by dreams, which evidenced themselves to be divine and supernatural, not only to his servants the prophets, but even to those that were out of the pale of the church; but then usually it was with some regard to God's own people.

20:4 Wilt thou slay also a righteous nation - Not such a nation as Sodom.


Discussion for Genesis 20:2

  • Kathy on Genesis 20:2
    how old was Sarah and Abimelech wanted to be with her? IF she was old then God made her look ageless, youon? He preserved her beauty he could do the same for all of us


 

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