Genesis 26:9

“And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 26:9

And Abimelech called Isaac and said, Behold, of a suretie she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said vnto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, "Behold, certainly she is your wife! How then did you say, 'She is my sister'? And Isaac said to him, "Because I said, 'I might die on account of her.'""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife. And how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die because of her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to Isaac, It is clear that she is your wife: why then did you say, She is my sister? And Isaac said, For fear that I might be put to death because of her.
- Basic English Bible

Then Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, she is certainly thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? and Isaac said to him, Because I said, Lest I die on account of her.
- Darby Bible

And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, surely she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? and Isaac said to him, Because I said, Lest I should die on her account.
- Webster's Bible

Abimelech called Isaac, and said, "Behold, surely she is your wife. Why did you say, 'She is my sister?'" Isaac said to him, "Because I said, 'Lest I die because of her.'"
- World English Bible

And Abimelech calleth for Isaac, and saith, `Lo, she [is] surely thy wife; and how hast thou said, She [is] my sister?' and Isaac saith unto him, `Because I said, Lest I die for her.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abimelech called Isaac, and said: 'Behold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how saidst thou: She is my sister?' And Isaac said unto him: 'Because I said: Lest I die because of her.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 26:9

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 26:9


26:7 He said, she is my sister - So Isaac enters into the same temptation that his father had been once and again surprised and overcome by, viz. to deny his wife, and to give out that she was his sister! It is an unaccountable thing, that both these great and good men should be guilty of so odd a piece of dissimulation, by which they so much exposed both their own and their wives reputation.

26:8 This Abimelech was not the same that was in Abraham's days, #Ge 20:2 |- 18, for this was near an hundred years after, but that was the common name of the Philistine kings, as Caesar of the Roman emperors.

26:10 Lightly - Perhaps.


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