Genesis 20:17
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English Standard Version
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and also healed his wife and female slaves so that they bore children.

King James Bible
So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

American Standard Version
And Abraham prayed unto God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bare children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Abraham prayed, God healed Abimelech and his wife, and his handmaids, and they bore children:

English Revised Version
And Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Abraham prayed to God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants, and they bore children.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"What sawest thou," i.e., what hadst thou in thine eye, with thine act (thy false statement)? Abimelech did this publicly in the presence of his servants, partly for his own justification in the sight of his dependents, and partly to put Abraham to shame. The latter had but two weak excuses: (1) that he supposed there was no fear of God at all in the land, and trembled for his life because of his wife; and (2) that when he left his father's house, he had arranged with his wife that in every foreign place she was to call herself his sister, as she really was his half-sister. On the subject of his emigration, he expressed himself indefinitely and with reserve, accommodating himself to the polytheistic standpoint of the Philistine king: "when God (or the gods, Elohim) caused me to wander," i.e., led me to commence an unsettled life in a foreign land; and saying nothing about Jehovah, and the object of his wandering as revealed by Him.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live: and if you restore her not...

Genesis 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

1 Samuel 5:11,12 So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel...

Ezra 6:10 That they may offer sacrifices of sweet smells to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

Job 42:9,10 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them...

Proverbs 15:8,29 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight...

Isaiah 45:11 Thus said the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons...

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you:

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Acts 3:24 Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brothers, pray for us.

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed...

Cross References
James 5:16
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Numbers 12:13
And Moses cried to the LORD, "O God, please heal her--please."

Numbers 21:7
And the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us." So Moses prayed for the people.

Job 42:8
Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has."

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