Genesis 20:3
Parallel Verses
King James Version
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

Darby Bible Translation
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, because of the woman that thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

World English Bible
But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken. For she is a man's wife."

Young's Literal Translation
And God cometh in unto Abimelech in a dream of the night, and saith to him, 'Lo, thou art a dead man, because of the woman whom thou hast taken -- and she married to a husband.'

Genesis 20:3 Parallel
Commentary
King James Translators' Notes

a man's...: Heb. married to an husband

Geneva Study Bible

But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, {c} thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

(c) So greatly God detests the breach of marriage.Genesis 20:3 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). In our last chapter we considered at some length the much debated and difficult question of the human will. We have shown that the will of the natural man is neither Sovereign nor free but, instead, a servant and slave. We have argued that a right conception of the sinner's will-its servitude-is essential to a just estimate of his depravity and ruin. The utter corruption and degradation of human nature is something which
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

And to Holy David Indeed it Might More Justly be Said...
22. And to holy David indeed it might more justly be said, that he ought not to have been angry; no, not with one however ungrateful and rendering evil for good; yet if, as man, anger did steal over him, he ought not to have let it so prevail, that he should swear to do a thing which either by giving way to his rage he should do, or by breaking his oath leave undone. But to the other, set as he was amid the libidinous frenzy of the Sodomites, who would dare to say, "Although thy guests in thine own
St. Augustine—Against Lying

The Interpretation of the Early Narratives of the Old Testament
[Sidenote: Importance of regarding each story as a unit] Of all the different groups of writings in the Old Testament, undoubtedly the early narratives found in the first seven books present the most perplexing problems. This is primarily due to the fact that they have been subject to a long process of editorial revision by which stories, some very old and others very late and written from a very different point of view, have been closely joined together. While there is a distinct aim and unity
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

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

Genesis 12:18
And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

Genesis 20:7
Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

Genesis 31:24
And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Numbers 22:9
And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

1 Chronicles 16:21
He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

Psalm 105:14
He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

Jump to Previous
Abimelech Abim'elech Account Band Dead Die Dream Good Husband Married Night Wife
Jump to Next
Abimelech Abim'elech Account Band Dead Die Dream Good Husband Married Night Wife
Links
Genesis 20:3 NIV
Genesis 20:3 NLT
Genesis 20:3 ESV
Genesis 20:3 NASB
Genesis 20:3 KJV

Genesis 20:3 Bible Apps
Genesis 20:3 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 20:3 Chinese Bible
Genesis 20:3 French Bible
Genesis 20:3 German Bible

Genesis 20:3 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Genesis 20:2
Top of Page
Top of Page