20:8And 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. 20:9Then 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. 20:10And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? 20:11And 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. 20:12And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife: 20:13and 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. 20:14And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. 20:15And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee. Dwell where it pleaseth thee. 20:16And 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. 20:17And Abraham prayed unto God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bare children. 20:18For Jehovah had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
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