And Abraham journeyed thence toward the land of the south, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and he sojourned in Gerar.
And Abraham said of▵ Sarah his wife, She◦ is my sister; and Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
And God came to▵ Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, Behold thou wilt··die on··account··of the woman whom thou hast taken, for she◦ is married to a husband.
And Abimelech had not come··near to▵ her; and he said, Lord, wilt Thou kill also a just nation?
Said he◦ not to me, She◦ is my sister? And she◦ herself◦ also Said, He◦ is my brother; in the integrity of my heart and in the innocence of my hands◦ have I done this.
And God said to▵ him in the dream, I▵ also know that in the integrity of thy heart thou hast done this; and I▵ also kept· thee ·back from sinning against Me; therefore I did not allow◦ thee to touch her.
And now return the wife of the man◦, for he◦ is a prophet; and he shall pray for▫ thee, and thou shalt live; and if thou return her not◦, know thou that dying thou shalt die, thou◦ and all that are thine.
And Abimelech got··up··early in the morning, and called all his servants, and spoke all these words in their ears; and the men◦ feared exceedingly.
And Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What hast thou done to us? And wherein have I sinned against▵ thee that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? Thou hast done with··me deeds that ought not to be done.
And Abimelech said to▵ Abraham, What sawest thou that thou hast done this word?
And Abraham said, Because◦ I said, Surely◦ there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me on··account··of the matter of my wife.
And also, truly, she◦ is my sister, being the daughter of my father, only▵ not the daughter of my mother, and she became for me a wife.
And it was, as◦ God caused me to depart* from the house of my father, that I said to her, This is thy mercy which thou shalt do with··me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He◦ is my brother.
And Abimelech took flock and herd, and menservants and handmaids, and gave to Abraham; and returned to him Sarah his wife.
And Abimelech said, Behold my land is before thee; dwell in that which is good in thine eyes.
And to Sarah he said, Behold I have given a thousand of silver to thy brother; behold it◦ is to thee a covering of the eyes to all that are with◦ thee, and with◦ all; and she was vindicated.
And Abraham prayed to▵ God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they gave··birth.
For restraining Jehovah had therefore restrained every womb of◦ the house of Abimelech, on··account··of the word of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.