English Standard Version
Now Abimelech had not approached her. So he said, “Lord, will you kill an innocent people?
King James Bible
But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
American Standard Version
Now Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou slay even a righteous nation?
Now Abimelech had not touched her, and he said : Lord, wilt thou slay a nation, that is ignorant and justl
English Revised Version
Now Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay even a righteous nation?
Webster's Bible Translation
But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou also slay a righteous nation?
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
But Lot's daughters had so little feeling of shame in connection with their conduct, that they gave names to the sons they bore, which have immortalized their paternity. Moab, another form of מאב "from the father," as is indicated in the clause appended in the lxx: λέγουσα ἐκ τοῦ πατρός μου, and also rendered probable by the reiteration of the words "of our father" and "by their father" (Genesis 19:32, Genesis 19:34, and Genesis 19:36), as well as by the analogy of the name Ben-Ammi equals Ammon, Ἀμμάν, λέγουσα Υἱος γένους μου (lxx). For עמּון, the sprout of the nation, bears the same relation to עם, as אגמון, the rush or sprout of the marsh, to אגם Delitzsch). - This account was neither the invention of national hatred to the Moabites and Ammonites, nor was it placed here as a brand upon those tribes. These discoveries of a criticism imbued with hostility to the Bible are overthrown by the fact, that, according to Deuteronomy 2:9, Deuteronomy 2:19, Israel was ordered not to touch the territory of either of these tribes because of their descent from Lot; and it was their unbrotherly conduct towards Israel alone which first prevented their reception into the congregation of the Lord, Deuteronomy 23:4-5. - Lot is never mentioned again. Separated both outwardly and inwardly from Abraham, he was of no further importance in relation to the history of salvation, so that even his death is not referred to. His descendants, however, frequently came into contact with the Israelites; and the history of their descent is given here to facilitate a correct appreciation of their conduct towards Israel.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then Abraham drew near and said, "Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
Did he not himself say to me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'He is my brother.' In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this."
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