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Genesis 20:1

1And Abraham iourneyed from thence, toward the South-Countrey, and


dwelled betweene Cadesh and Shur, and soiourned in Gerar.
2And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: And Abimelech King
of Gerar sent, and tooke Sarah.
3But God came to Abimelech in a dreame by night, and said to him, Behold,
thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken: for shee is a
mans wife.
4But Abimelech had not come neere her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay
also a righteous nation?
5Said he not vnto me, She is my sister? and she, euen she herselfe said,
Hee is my brother: in the integritie of my heart, and innocencie of my hands
haue I done this.
6And God saide vnto him in a dreame, Yea, I know that thou didst this in
the integritie of thy heart: for I also withheld thee from sinning against mee,
therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
7Now therefore restore the man his wife: for he is a Prophet, and he shal
pray for thee, and thou shalt liue: and if thou restore her not, know thou
that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.
8Therefore 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.
9Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said vnto him, What hast thou done
vnto vs? and what haue I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me, and
on my kingdome a great sinne? thou hast done deeds vnto mee that ought
not to be done.
10And Abimelech said vnto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast
done this thing?
11And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the feare of God is not in
this place: and they will slay mee for my wiues sake.
12And yet indeed shee is my sister: she is the daughter of my father, but
not the daughter of my mother; and shee became my wife.
13And it came to passe when God caused me to wander from my fathers
house, that I said vnto her, This is thy kindnesse which thou shalt shew vnto
me; at euery place whither wee shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
14And Abimelech tooke sheepe and oxen, and men-seruants, and women
seruants, and gaue them vnto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
15And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee; dwel where it
pleaseth thee.
16And vnto Sarah hee said, Behold, I haue giuen thy brother a thousand
pieces of siluer: behold, he is to thee a couering of the eyes, vnto all that
are with thee, and with all other: thus shee was reproued.
17¶ So Abraham prayed vnto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife,
and his maid-seruants, and they bare children.
18For the LORD had fast closed vp all the wombes of the house of
Abimelech, because of Sarah Abrahams wife.