Genesis 12:17
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English Standard Version
But the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.

King James Bible
And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord scourged Pharao and his house with most grievous stripes for Sarai, Abram's wife.

English Revised Version
And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues, because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Abram in Egypt. - Abram had scarcely passed through the land promised to his seed, when a famine compelled him to leave it, and take refuge in Egypt, which abounded in corn; just as the Bedouins in the neighbourhood are accustomed to do now. Whilst the famine in Canaan was to teach Abram, that even in the promised land food and clothing come from the Lord and His blessing, he was to discover in Egypt that earthly craft is soon put to shame when dealing with the possessor of the power of this world, and that help and deliverance are to be found with the Lord alone, who can so smite the mightiest kings, that they cannot touch His chosen or do them harm (Psalm 105:14-15). - When trembling for his life in Egypt on account of the beauty of Sarai his wife, he arranged with her, as he approached that land, that she should give herself out as his sister, since she really was his half-sister (Genesis 11:29). He had already made an arrangement with her, that she should do this in certain possible contingencies, when they first removed to Canaan (Genesis 20:13). The conduct of the Sodomites (Genesis 19) was a proof that he had reason for his anxiety; and it was not without cause even so far as Egypt was concerned. But his precaution did not spring from faith. He might possibly hope, that by means of the plan concerted, he should escape the danger of being put to death on account of his wife, if any one should wish to take her; but how he expected to save the honour and retain possession of his wife, we cannot understand, though we must assume, that he thought he should be able to protect and keep her as his sister more easily, than if he acknowledged her as his wife. But the very thing he feared and hoped to avoid actually occurred.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 20:18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

1 Chronicles 16:21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yes, he reproved kings for their sakes,

1 Chronicles 21:22 Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this threshing floor, that I may build an altar therein to the LORD...

Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor?...

Psalm 105:14,15 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yes, he reproved kings for their sakes...

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Cross References
Genesis 20:3
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man's wife."

Genesis 20:18
For the LORD had closed all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

1 Chronicles 16:21
he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account,

Psalm 105:14
he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account,

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