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001:020:001
And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country,
and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur,
and sojourned in Gerar.


001:020:002
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife,
She is my sister:
and Abimelech king of Gerar sent,
and took Sarah.


001:020:003
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night,
and said to him,
Behold,
thou art but a dead man,
for the woman which thou hast taken;
for she is a man's wife.


001:020:004
But Abimelech had not come near her:
and he said,
LORD,
wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?


001:020:005
Said he not unto me,
She is my sister?
and she,
even she herself said,
He is my brother:
in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.


001:020:006
And God said unto him in a dream,
Yea,
I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart;
for I also withheld thee from sinning against me:
therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.


001:020:007
Now therefore restore the man his wife;
for he is a prophet,
and he shall pray for thee,
and thou shalt live:
and if thou restore her not,
know thou that thou shalt surely die,
thou,
and all that are thine.


001:020:008
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.


001:020:009
Then Abimelech called Abraham,
and said unto him,
What hast thou done unto us?
and what have I offended thee,
that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin?
thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.


001:020:010
And Abimelech said unto Abraham,
What sawest thou,
that thou hast done this thing?


001:020:011
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.


001:020:012
And yet indeed she is my sister;
she is the daughter of my father,
but not the daughter of my mother;
and she became my wife.


001:020:013
And it came to pass,
when God caused me to wander from my father's house,
that I said unto her,
This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me;
at every place whither we shall come,
say of me,
He is my brother.


001:020:014
And Abimelech took sheep,
and oxen,
and menservants,
and womenservants,
and gave them unto Abraham,
and restored him Sarah his wife.


001:020:015
And Abimelech said,
Behold,
my land is before thee:
dwell where it pleaseth thee.


001:020:016
And unto Sarah he said,
Behold,
I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver:
behold,
he is to thee a covering of the eyes,
unto all that are with thee,
and with all other:
thus she was reproved.


001:020:017
So Abraham prayed unto God:
and God healed Abimelech,
and his wife,
and his maidservants;
and they bare children.


001:020:018
For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech,
because of Sarah Abraham's wife.


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