Genesis 20:15
New International Version
And Abimelek said, “My land is before you; live wherever you like.”

New Living Translation
Then Abimelech said, “Look over my land and choose any place where you would like to live.”

English Standard Version
And Abimelech said, “Behold, my land is before you; dwell where it pleases you.”

Berean Study Bible
And Abimelech said, “Look, my land is before you. Settle wherever you please.”

King James Bible
And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.

New King James Version
And Abimelech said, “See, my land is before you; dwell where it pleases you.”

New American Standard Bible
Abimelech said, “Behold, my land is before you; settle wherever you please.”

NASB 1995
Abimelech said, “Behold, my land is before you; settle wherever you please.”

NASB 1977
And Abimelech said, “Behold, my land is before you; settle wherever you please.”

Amplified Bible
So Abimelech said, “Behold, my land is before you; settle wherever you please.”

Christian Standard Bible
Abimelech said, “Look, my land is before you. Settle wherever you want.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abimelech said, “Look, my land is before you. Settle wherever you want.”

American Standard Version
And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee. Dwell where it pleaseth thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Abimelek said to Abraham, “Behold, shepherd before you; dwell wherever it is excellent in your eyes.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abimelech said to Abraam, Behold, my land is before thee, dwell wheresoever it may please thee.

Contemporary English Version
and told Abraham he could settle anywhere in his country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And said: The land is before you, dwell wheresoever it shall please thee.

English Revised Version
And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.

Good News Translation
He said to Abraham, "Here is my whole land; live anywhere you like."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abimelech said, "Look, here's my land. Live anywhere you like."

International Standard Version
and said, "Look! My land is available to you, so settle wherever you please."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abimelech said: 'Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.'

Literal Standard Version
and Abimelech says, “Behold, my land [is] before you, where it is good in your eyes, dwell”;

NET Bible
Then Abimelech said, "Look, my land is before you; live wherever you please."

New Heart English Bible
Abimelech said, "Look, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you."

World English Bible
Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you."

Young's Literal Translation
and Abimelech saith, 'Lo, my land is before thee, where it is good in thine eyes, dwell;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abraham, Sarah, and Abimelech
14So Abimelech brought sheep and cattle, menservants and maidservants, and he gave them to Abraham and restored his wife Sarah to him. 15And Abimelech said, “Look, my land is before you. Settle wherever you please.” 16And he said to Sarah, “See, I am giving your brother a thousand pieces of silver. It is your vindication before all who are with you; you are completely cleared.”…

Cross References
Genesis 13:9
Is not the whole land before you? Now separate yourself from me. If you go to the left, I will go to the right; if you go to the right, I will go to the left."

Genesis 34:10
You may settle among us, and the land will be open to you. Live here, move about freely, and acquire your own property."

Genesis 47:6
the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and brothers in the best part of the land. They may dwell in the land of Goshen. And if you know of any talented men among them, put them in charge of my own livestock."

Jeremiah 40:4
But now, behold, I am freeing you today from the chains that were on your wrists. If it pleases you to come with me to Babylon, then come, and I will take care of you. But if it seems wrong to you to come with me to Babylon, go no farther. Look, the whole land is before you. Wherever it seems good and right to you, go there."


Treasury of Scripture

And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you: dwell where it pleases you.

my land.

Genesis 13:9
Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

Genesis 34:10
And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

Genesis 47:6
The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

where it pleaseth thee.









Verse 15. - And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee. Literally, in the good in thine eyes; the generous Philistine offering him a settlement within his borders, whereas the Egyptian monarch hastened his departure from the country (Genesis 12:20).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And Abimelech
אֲבִימֶ֔לֶךְ (’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 40: Abimelech -- 'father is king', a Philistine name, also an Israelite name

said,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Look,
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

my land
אַרְצִ֖י (’ar·ṣî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

is before you.
לְפָנֶ֑יךָ (lə·p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

Settle wherever you please.”
שֵֽׁב׃ (šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry


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