Abraham sojourneth at Gerar,
Genesis 20:1 And Abraham iourneyed from thence, toward the South-Countrey, and dwelled betweene Cadesh and Shur, and soiourned in Gerar.
denieth his wife, and loseth her.
Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: And Abimelech King of Gerar sent, and tooke Sarah.
Abimelech is reproved for her in a dream.
Genesis 20:3 But 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. Genesis 20:4 But Abimelech had not come neere her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? Genesis 20:5 Said 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. Genesis 20:6 And 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. Genesis 20:7 Now 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. Genesis 20:8 Therefore 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.
He rebuketh Abraham,
Genesis 20:9 Then 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. Genesis 20:10 And Abimelech said vnto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the feare of God is not in this place: and they will slay mee for my wiues sake. Genesis 20:12 And 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. Genesis 20:13 And 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.
Genesis 20:14 And Abimelech tooke sheepe and oxen, and men-seruants, and women seruants, and gaue them vnto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. Genesis 20:15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land [is] before thee; dwel where it pleaseth thee.
and reproveth her.
Genesis 20:16 And 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.
He is healed by Abraham's prayer.
Genesis 20:17 So Abraham prayed vnto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-seruants, and they bare children. Genesis 20:18 For the LORD had fast closed vp all the wombes of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abrahams wife.