Abraham sojourneth at Gerar,
Genesis 20:1 And Abraham departed thence towarde þe south contrey, and dwelled betwene Cades & Sur, and soiorned in Gerar.
denieth his wife, and loseth her.
Genesis 20:2 And Abraham sayde of Sara hys wyfe: she is my syster. And Abimelech kynge of Gerar sent & fett Sara awaye.
Abimelech is reproved for her in a dream.
Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dreame in þe nyght and sayde to hym: Se, thou shalt dye for the womans sake which thou hast taken awaye, for she is a mans wyfe. Genesis 20:4 But Abimelech had not yet come nye her, & he sayde: Lorde wylt thou sley ryghtewes people? Genesis 20:5 sayde not he vnto me, she is my syster? yee, & sayde not she herselfe: he is my brother? with a pure herte and innocent handes haue I done this. Genesis 20:6 And God sayde vnto him by a dreame: I wot it well that thou dydest it in the purenesse of thy herte. I kepte þe also that thou shuldest not sinne agaynst me, & therfore suffred I the not to touch her. Genesis 20:7 Nowe therfore delyuer the man his wyfe agayne, for he is a prophete. And he shall praye for þe that thou mayst lyue. But and yf thou delyuer her not agayne, be sure that thou shalt dye the deth, both thou, and all that thou hast. Genesis 20:8 Therfore Abimelech rysynge vp betymes in the mornynge called all his seruauntes, & tolde all these sayinges in their eares, and þe men were sore afrayde.
He rebuketh Abraham,
Genesis 20:9 And Abimelech called Abraham & sayde vnto hym: What hast thou done vnto vs & what haue I offended the that thou hast brought on me and on my kyngdome so great a synne? thou hast done dedes vnto me þt ought not to be done. Genesis 20:10 And Abimelech sayde vnto Abraham: What sawest thou that thou hast done this thynge? Genesis 20:11 Abraham answered. For I sayde: surely the feare of God is not in thys place, & they shall sley me for my wyfes sake: Genesis 20:12 yet in very dede she is my syster, for she is the daughter of my father: though she be not the daughter of my mother: and she became my wyfe. Genesis 20:13 And after, God caused me to wandre, out of my fathers house, I sayde vnto her: Thys kyndnesse shalt thou shewe vnto me in all places where we come, that thou saye of me, he is my brother.
Genesis 20:14 Than toke Abimelech shepe and oxen, men seruauntes & wemen seruauntes & gaue them vnto Abraham, and delyuered hym Sara his wyfe agayne. Genesis 20:15 And Abimelech sayde: beholde, my lande lyeth before the, dwell where it pleaseth þe best.
and reproveth her.
Genesis 20:16 But vnto Sara he sayde: Se, I haue geuen thy brother a thousande peces of syluer, beholde, it shall be a couerynge of thyne eyes vnto all that are wt the & thus with all was she reproued.
He is healed by Abraham's prayer.
Genesis 20:17 And so Abraham prayed vnto God, and God healed Abimelech and his wyfe and his maydens, & they bare chyldren. Genesis 20:18 For þe Lorde had closed to, all the matryces of the house of Abymelech: because of Abrahams wyfe.