1 Abraham left there for the region of the Negeb, and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While staying in Gerar,
Gen 26:6 Gen 18:1 Gen 26:1 Gen 16:1 Gen 16:7 Gen 16:14 1Sam 15:7
2 Abraham said of his wife Sarah, 'She is my sister,' and Abimelech the king of Gerar had Sarah brought to him.
Gen 12:15 Gen 26:7 Gen 12:11-13 2Chr 19:2 2Chr 32:31 Col 3:9 Eccl 7:20
3 But God visited Abimelech in a dream one night. 'You are to die,' he told him, 'because of the woman you have taken, for she is a married woman.'
Gen 20:7 Job 33:15 Ps 105:14 Matt 1:20 Matt 27:19 Ezek 33:14-15 Gen 28:12
4 Abimelech, however, had not gone near her; so he said, 'Lord, would you kill someone even if he is upright?
1Chr 21:17 Gen 18:23-25 2Sam 4:11 Gen 19:24 Gen 20:6 Gen 20:17-18
5 Did he not tell me himself, "She is my sister"? And she herself said, "He is my brother." I did this with a clear conscience and clean hands.'
1Kgs 9:4 Ps 7:8 1Chr 29:17 1Thess 2:10 1Tim 1:13 2Cor 1:12 2Kgs 20:3
6 'Yes, I know,' God replied in the dream, 'that you did this with a clear conscience and I myself prevented you from sinning against me. That was why I did not let you touch her.
1Sam 25:26 1Sam 25:34 Gen 31:7 Gen 39:9 Ps 51:4 1Cor 7:1 2Cor 6:17
7 Now send the man's wife back; for he is a prophet and can intercede on your behalf for your life. But understand that if you do not send her back, this means death for you and all yours.'
1Sam 7:5 Job 42:8 2Sam 24:17 2Kgs 5:11 Num 16:32-33 1John 5:16 1Kgs 13:6
8 Early next morning, Abimelech summoned his full court and told them the whole story, at which the people were very much afraid.
9 Then summoning Abraham, Abimelech said to him, 'What have you done to us? What wrong have I done you, for you to bring such guilt on me and on my kingdom? You had no right to treat me like this.'
Gen 12:18 Gen 26:10 Gen 34:7 Gen 39:9 1Sam 26:18-19 2Sam 12:5 2Sam 12:10-11
10 Abimelech then said to Abraham, 'What possessed you to do such a thing?'
11 'Because', Abraham replied, 'I thought there would be no fear of God here and that I should be killed for the sake of my wife.
Gen 12:12 Gen 26:7 Prov 16:6 Gen 42:18 Neh 5:15 Gen 22:12 Job 1:1
12 Anyway, she really is my sister, my father's daughter though not my mother's, besides being my wife.
Gen 11:29 1Thess 5:22 Gen 12:13
13 So when God made me wander far from my father's home I said to her, "There is an act of love you can do me: everywhere we go, say of me that I am your brother." '
Gen 12:1 Gen 12:9 1Sam 23:21 Acts 5:9 Acts 7:3-5 Gen 12:11-20 Heb 11:8
14 Abimelech took sheep, cattle, men and women slaves, and presented them to Abraham, and gave him back his wife Sarah.
Gen 12:16 Gen 12:19-20 Gen 20:2 Gen 20:7 Gen 20:11
15 And Abimelech said, 'Look, my land is open to you. Settle wherever you please.'
Gen 13:9 Gen 34:10 Gen 47:6
16 To Sarah he said, 'Look, I am giving your brother a thousand pieces of silver. This will allay suspicions about you, as far as all the people round you are concerned; you have been completely vindicated.'
Gen 20:5 Prov 27:5 Gen 24:65 1Chr 21:3-6 Gen 26:11 Jonah 1:6 Rev 3:19
17 Abraham then interceded with God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave-girls, so that they could have children,
Jas 5:16 Phil 4:6 1Sam 5:11-12 1Thess 5:25 Ezra 6:10 Gen 20:7 Gen 29:31
18 for Yahweh had made all the women of Abimelech's household barren on account of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
Gen 12:17 1Sam 1:6 1Sam 5:10 Gen 16:2 Gen 20:7 Gen 30:2