English Standard Version
Abimelech said, “I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, and I have not heard of it until today.”
King James Bible
And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.
American Standard Version
And Abimelech said, I know not who hath done this thing. Neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day.
And Abimelech answered: I knew not who did this thing: and thou didst not tell me, and I heard not of it till to day.
English Revised Version
And Abimelech said, I know not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but today.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Abimelech said, I know not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet have I heard of it, but to-day.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Having been miraculously saved from perishing by the angel of God, Ishmael grew up under the protection of God, settled in the wilderness of Paran, and "became as he grew up an archer." Although preceded by יגדּל, the רבה is not tautological; and there is no reason for attributing to it the meaning of "archer," in which sense רבב alone occurs in the one passage Genesis 49:23. The desert of Paran is the present large desert of et-Tih, which stretches along the southern border of Canaan, from the western fringe of the Arabah, towards the east to the desert of Shur (Jifar), on the frontier of Egypt, and extends southwards to the promontories of the mountains of Horeb (vid., Numbers 10:12). On the northern edge of this desert was Beersheba (proleptically so called in Genesis 21:14), to which Abraham had removed from Gerar; so that in all probability Hagar and Ishmael were sent away from his abode there, and wandered about in the surrounding desert, till Hagar was afraid that they should perish with thirst. Lastly, in preparation for Genesis 25:12-18, it is mentioned in Genesis 21:21 that Ishmael married a wife out of Egypt.
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I wot. 'Wot,' though used for the present, is the past tense of the almost obsolete word 'to wit,' from the Saxon witan, to know.
When Abraham reproved Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized,
So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a covenant.
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