Genesis 20:8

“Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 20:8

Therefore Abimelech rose earely in the morning, and called all his seruants, and told all these things in their eares: and the men were sore afraid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Abimelech arose early in the morning and called all his servants and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were greatly frightened.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. And the men were sore afraid.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Abimelech got up early in the morning and sent for all his servants and gave them word of these things, and they were full of fear.
- Basic English Bible

And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and spoke all these words in their ears; and the men were greatly afraid.
- Darby Bible

Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were greatly afraid.
- Webster's Bible

Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. The men were very scared.
- World English Bible

And Abimelech riseth early in the morning, and calleth for all his servants, and speaketh all these words in their ears; and the men fear exceedingly;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears; and the men were sore afraid.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 20:8

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 20:8


20:6 I withheld thee from sinning against me - It is God that restrains men from doing the ill they would do; it is not from him that there is sin, but it is from him that there is not more sin, either by his influence on mens minds checking their inclination to sin, or by his providence taking away the opportunity. It is a great mercy to be hindered from committing sin, which God must have the glory of whoever is the instrument.

20:9 Thou hast done deeds that ought not to be done - Equivocation and dissimulation, however they may be palliated, are very ill things, and by no means to be admitted in any case. He takes it as a very great injury to himself and his family, that Abraham had thus exposed them to sin, What have I offended thee? - If I had been thy worst enemy, thou couldst not have done me a worse turn, nor taken a more effectual course to be avenged on me. Note, We ought to reckon, that those do us the greatest dislikedness in the world, that any way tempt us or expose us to sin, though they may pretend friendship, and offer that which is grateful enough to the corrupt nature. He challenges him to assign any just cause he had to suspect them as a dangerous people for an honest man to live among.

20:10 What sawest thou that thou hast done this thing - What reason hadst thou to think, that if we had known her to be thy wife, thou wouldst have been exposed to any danger by it?


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