Genesis 20

And Abraham journeyed from thence atoward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in bGerar. 2 And cAbraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took dSarah. 3 But God gcame to Abimelech in fa dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but ea dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife. 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, hwilt thou slay also a righteous nation? 5 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. 6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also iwithheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he jshall 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.

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. 9 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 ka great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, lSurely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake. 12 And myet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. 13 And it came to pass, when God ocaused 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, nHe is my brother.

14 And Abimelech took psheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. 15 And Abimelech said, qBehold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee. 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy rbrother 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. 17 So Abraham sprayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. 18 For the LORD had tfast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

Genesis 21

Cross Ref
1 a Gen 18:1
 b Gen 26:6
2 c Gen 12:11-13
Gen 26:7
 d Gen 12:15
3 e Gen 20:7
 f Job 33:15
Job 4:12
 g Psa 105:14
4 h Gen 18:23-25
6 i Gen 35:5
Exo 34:4
1 Sam 25:26
1 Sam 25:34
Psa 19:13
7 j 1 Joh 5:16
Jam 5:14-16
Job 42:8
2 Kin 5:11
1 Sam 7:5
9 k Gen 39:9
Jos 7:25
11 l Gen 42:18
Neh 5:15
Pro 16:6
12 m Gen 11:29
13 n Gen 12:13
 o Gen 12:9,11
Gen 12:1
14 p Gen 12:16
15 q Gen 13:9
Gen 47:6
16 r Gen 20:5
17 s Job 42:8
Jam 5:16
18 t Gen 12:17