20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the land of the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur. And he sojourned in Gerar.
20:1 Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled between Kadesh and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar.

20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, because of the woman whom thou hast taken. For she is a man's wife.
20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, " Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married. "

20:4 Now Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou slay even a righteous nation?
20:4 Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, "Lord, wilt Thou slay a nation, even [though] blameless?

20:5 Said he not himself unto me, She is my sister? And she, even she herself said, He is my brother. In the integrity of my heart and the innocency of my hands have I done this.
20:5 "Did he not himself say to me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'He is my brother.' In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this."

20:6 And God said unto him in the dream, Yea, I know that in the integrity of thy heart thou has done this, and I also withheld thee from sinning against me. Therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
20:6 Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.

20:7 Now therefore restore the man's 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.
20:7 "Now therefore, restore the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live. But if you do not restore [her,] know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours."

20:8 And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. And the men were sore afraid.
20:8 So Abimelech arose early in the morning and called all his servants and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were greatly frightened.

20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? And wherein have I sinned against 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.
20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, "What have you done to us? And how have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done to me things that ought not to be done."

20:10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?
20:10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What have you encountered, that you have done this thing?"

20:11 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.
20:11 And Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place; and they will kill me because of my wife.

20:12 And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother. And she became my wife.
20:12 "Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife;

20:13 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 show unto me. At every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
20:13 and it came about, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, 'This is the kindness which you will show to me: everywhere we go, say of me, "He is my brother."' "

20:14 And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
20:14 Abimelech then took sheep and oxen and male and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored his wife Sarah to him.

20:15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee. Dwell where it pleaseth thee.
20:15 And Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you; settle wherever you please."

20:16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is for thee a covering of the eyes to all that are with thee. And in respect of all thou art righted.
20:16 And to Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, it is your vindication before all who are with you, and before all men you are cleared."

20:17 And Abraham prayed unto God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bare children.
20:17 And Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore [children.]

20:18 For Jehovah had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
20:18 For the LORD had closed fast all the wombs of the household of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.