Abraham sojourneth at Gerar,
Genesis 20:1 And Abraham brake up from thence, towards the land of the South, and fixed his dwelling between Kadesh and Shur,so he sojourned in Gerar.
denieth his wife, and loseth her.
Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife: My, sister, is she,So Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
Abimelech is reproved for her in a dream.
Genesis 20:3 Then God went in unto Abimelech, in a dream of the night,and said to him, Behold theedead! because of the woman whom thou hast taken, seeing that, she, is a married woman. Genesis 20:4 Now, Abimelech, had not come near unto her,so he said, O My Lord! a nationeven a righteous one, wilt thou slay? Genesis 20:5 Had not, he himself, said to me, My sister, is she? and, even she herself, said, My brother, is he? In the integrity of my heart and in the pureness of my hand, have I done this! Genesis 20:6 And God said unto him in a dream, I also, knew, that, in the integrity of thy heart, thou didst this, so then, even I myself, withheld thee from sinning against me,for this reason, have I not suffered thee to touch her. Genesis 20:7 Now, therefore, restore the man's wife, for, a prophet, is he, that he may pray for thee, and live thou,But, if thou art not going to restore her, know, that thou, shalt die, thouand all that are thine. Genesis 20:8 So Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and spake all these words in their ears,and the men feared greatly.
He rebuketh Abraham,
Genesis 20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What hast thou done to us? and wherein had I sinned against thee, that thou shouldst have brought in over me and over my kingdom, a sin so great? Deeds which should not be done, hast thou done with me. Genesis 20:10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham,What hadst thou seen, that thou shouldst have done this thing? Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely there is no fear of God, in this place,therefore will they slay me for the sake of my wife. Genesis 20:12 Moreover also, in truth, my sister, daughter of my father, she is, only not daughter of my mother,so she became my wife. Genesis 20:13 And so it came to pass, when the Gods caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, This, is thy lovingkindness, wherewith thou shalt deal with me,Into whatsoever place we enter, say of me, My brother, is he.
Genesis 20:14 Then took Abimelech sheep and oxen, and men-servants and maid-servants, and gave to Abraham,and restored to him Sarah his wife. Genesis 20:15 And Abimelech said, Lo! my land, is before thee,wherever it may seem good in thine eyes, dwell.
and reproveth her.
Genesis 20:16 And, to Sarah, he said, Lo! I have given a thousand of silver unto thy brother: Lo! that, is for thee, as a covering of eyes, to all who are with thee,And so, in every way, hath right been done.
He is healed by Abraham's prayer.
Genesis 20:17 And Abraham prayed unto God,and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants, so that they bare children. Genesis 20:18 For Yahweh, had restrained from bearing, every female of the house of Abimelech,because of Sarah, wife of Abraham.