The Douay-Rheims Bible Genesis 20

CHAPTERS: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49] [50]

GEN 20:1  Abraham removed from thence to the south country, and dwelt between Cedes and Sur, and sojourned in Gerara.

GEN 20:2  And he said of Sara his wife: She is my sister. So Abimelech the king of Oerara sent, and took her.

GEN 20:3  And God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and he said to him: Lo thou shalt die for the woman thou hast taken: for she hath a husband.

GEN 20:4  Now Abimelech had not touched her, and he said : Lord, wilt thou slay a nation, that is ignorant and justl

GEN 20:5  Did not he say to me : She is my sister: and she say, He is my brother? in the simplicity of my heart, and cleanness of my hands have I done this.

GEN 20:6  And God said to him: And I know that thou didst it with a sincere heart: and therefore I withheld thee from sinning against me, and I suffered thee not to touch her.

GEN 20:7  Now therefore restore the man his wife, for he is a prophet: and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: but if thou wilt not restore her, know that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that are thins.

GEN 20:8  And Abimelech forthwith rising up in the night, called all his servants: and spoke all these words in their hearing, and all the men were exceedingly afraid.

GEN 20:9  And Abimelech called also for Abraham, and said to him: What hast thou done to us? what have we offended thee in, that thou hast brought upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done to us what thou oughtest not to do.

GEN 20:10  And again he expostulated with him, and said, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this?

GEN 20:11  Abraham answered: I thought with myself, saying: Perhaps there is not the fear of God in this place: and they will kill me for the sake of my wife:

GEN 20:12  Howbeit, otherwise also she is truly my sister, the daughter of my father, and not the daughter of my mother, and I took her to wife.

GEN 20:13  And after God brought me out of my father’s house, I said to her: I Thou shalt do me this kindness: In every place, to which we shall come, thou shalt say that I am thy brother.

GEN 20:14  And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and servants and handmaids, and gave to Abraham: and restored to him Sara, his wife.

GEN 20:16  And said: The land is before you, dwell wheresoever it shall please thee.

GEN 20:16  And to Sara he said: Behold I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: this shall serve thee for a covering of thy eyes to all that are with thee, and whithersoever thou shalt go: and remember thou wast taken.

GEN 20:17  And when Abraham prayed, God healed Abimelech and his wife, and his handmaids, and they bore children:

GEN 20:18  For the Lord had closed up every womb of the house of Abimelech on ac- count of Sara, Abraham’s wife.