Genesis 20:2
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English Standard Version
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

King James Bible
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

American Standard Version
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said of Sara his wife: She is my sister. So Abimelech the king of Oerara sent, and took her.

English Revised Version
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, she is my sister: And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

Genesis 20:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From Zoar Lot removed with his two daughters to the (Moabitish) mountains, for fear that Zoar might after all be destroyed, and dwelt in one of the caves (מערה with the generic article), in which the limestone rocks abound (vid., Lynch), and so became a dweller in a cave. While there, his daughters resolved to procure children through their father; and to that end on two successive evenings they made him intoxicated with wine, and then lay with him in the might, one after the other, that they might conceive seed. To this accursed crime they were impelled by the desire to preserve their family, because they thought there was no man on the earth to come in unto them, i.e., to marry them, "after the manner of all the earth." Not that they imagined the whole human race to have perished in the destruction of the valley of Siddim, but because they were afraid that no man would link himself with them, the only survivors of a country smitten by the curse of God. If it was not lust, therefore, which impelled them to this shameful deed, their conduct was worthy of Sodom, and shows quite as much as their previous betrothal to men of Sodom, that they were deeply imbued with the sinful character of that city. The words of Genesis 19:33 and Genesis 19:35, "And he knew not of her lying down and of her rising up," do not affirm that he was in an unconscious state, as the Rabbins are said by Jerome to have indicated by the point over בּקוּמה: "quasi incredibile et quod natura rerum non capiat, coire quempiam nescientem." They merely mean, that in his intoxicated state, though not entirely unconscious, yet he lay with his daughters without clearly knowing what he was doing.

Genesis 20:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Genesis 12:11-13 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now...

Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he...

2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the ungodly...

2 Chronicles 20:37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because you have joined yourself with Ahaziah...

2 Chronicles 32:31 However, in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon...

Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not.

Galatians 2:11,12 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed...

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

Abimelech.

Genesis 12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

Genesis 26:1,16 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham...

Cross References
Genesis 12:11
When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, "I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance,

Genesis 12:13
Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake."

Genesis 12:15
And when the princes of Pharaoh saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

Genesis 20:12
Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife.

Genesis 21:22
At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that you do.

Genesis 26:1
Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines.

Genesis 26:7
When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he feared to say, "My wife," thinking, "lest the men of the place should kill me because of Rebekah," because she was attractive in appearance.

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