Genesis 20
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And Abraham picked up from there to the land of the south and he dwelt between Raqim and Gadar, and Abraham settled in Gadar. 2And Abraham said about Sara his wife, “She is my sister” and Abimelek the King of Gadar sent and he took Sara. 3And God came upon Abimelek in a dream of the night and said to him: “Behold, you die for the sake of the woman whom you have taken, because she is the wife of a man. 4And Abimelek did not touch her and Abimelek said, “LORD JEHOVAH, do you also kill innocent people? 5Behold, he said, ‘She is my sister’, and also she said, ‘He is my brother.’ I have done this in the perfection of my heart and in the purity of my hands.” 6And God said to him in a dream “I know also that in perfection of your heart you have done this and I have restrained you also that you would not sin against me; because of this I did not let you touch her. 7Now return the wife of the man, because he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live, and if you do not return her, know that surely you die, and everyone that you have.”

8And Abimelek arose early at dawn and he called all his Servants and he spoke all these words in their ears, and the men were very afraid. 9And Abimelek called Abraham and said to him, “What have I done to you, and what have I sinned against you, that you have brought great sins against me and against My kingdom? You have done with me deeds that are not done.” 10And Abimelek said to Abraham, “What did you see, that you have made this response?” 11And Abraham said, “Because I said, ‘Lest there is not the awe of God in this place and they kill me for the sake of my wife.’ 12However, she is truly my sister, the daughter of my father, and not the daughter of my mother, and she became to me a wife. 13And it was that when God brought me out from my father's house, I said to her, ‘Do this favor for me in every place where we are going; say about me there, "He is my brother”.’ 14And Abimelek took sheep and bulls and Servants and Maids and he gave them to Abraham and returned Sara his wife to him. 15And Abimelek said to Abraham, “Behold, shepherd before you; dwell wherever it is excellent in your eyes.” 16And to Sara he said, “Behold, I have given one thousand silver pieces to your brother, and behold, that also has been given to you because you were concealed from the eyes of everyone that is with me, and about everything you proved me wrong.” 17And Abraham prayed before God, and God healed Abimelek and his wife and his maids, and they gave birth. 18Because shutting, LORD JEHOVAH had shut every womb of the house of Abimelek publicly, because of Sara the wife of Abraham.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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3rd edition Copyright © 2019

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