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

King James Bible
For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord had closed up every womb of the house of Abimelech on ac- count of Sara, Abraham's wife.

English Revised Version
For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD had made barren all the females of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

Genesis 20:18 Parallel
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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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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 12:17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

Genesis 16:2 And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing: I pray you, go in to my maid...

Genesis 30:2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?

1 Samuel 1:6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.

1 Samuel 5:10 Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying...

Cross References
Genesis 12:17
But the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

Genesis 30:2
Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?"

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