Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." So Abimelech king of Gerar had Sarah brought to him.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 12:11
As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "Look, I know that you are a beautiful woman,
Please say that you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake, and on account of you my life will be spared."
When Pharaoh's officials saw Sarai, they commended her to him, and she was taken into the palace of Pharaoh.
Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father--though not the daughter of my mother--and she became my wife.
At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that you do.
Now there was another famine in the land, subsequent to the one that had occurred in Abraham's time. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines at Gerar.
But when the men of that place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister." For he was afraid to say, "She is my wife," since he thought to himself, "The men of this place will kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is so beautiful."
The fear of man is a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD will be set securely on high.
Chapter Outline1. Abraham sojourns at Gerar.
2. Denies his wife, who is taken by Abimelech.
3. Abimelech is reproved for her in a dream.
9. He rebukes Abraham.
14. Restores Sarah;
16. and reproves her.
17. Abimelech and his family are healed at Abraham's prayer.
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