New American Standard Bible
Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.
King James Bible
So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife and his handmaids, and they bore children.
World English Bible
Abraham prayed to God. God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his female servants, and they bore children.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham prayeth unto God, and God healeth Abimelech and his wife, and his handmaids, and they bear:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
These verses record the fact of Abraham's intercession for Abimelek, and explain in what sense he was on the point of dying (Genesis 20:3). "They bare" means that they were again rendered capable of procreating children, and in the natural course of things did so. The verb is in the masculine form, because both males and females were involved in this judicial malady. The name Yahweh is employed at the end of the chapter, because the relation of the Creator and Preserver to Sarah is there prominent.
- The Birth of Isaac
7. מלל mı̂lēl "speak," an ancient and therefore solemn and poetical word.
14. חמת chêmet "bottle," akin to חמה chāmâh, "surround, enclose," and הוּם chûm "black. באר שׁבע beêr-sheba‛, Beer-sheba', "well of seven."
22. פיכל pı̂ykol, Pikhol, "mouth or spokesman of all."
23. נין nı̂yn "offspring, kin;" related: "sprout, flourish." נכד neked "progeny," perhaps "acquaintance," cognate with נגד ngd, "be before" (the eyes) and נקד nqd, "mark."
33. אשׁל 'êshel "grove;" ἄρουρα aroura, Septuagint.; אילבה 'ı̂ylābâh, "a tree," Onkelos.
This chapter records the birth of Isaac with other concomitant circumstances. This is the beginning of the fulfillment of the second part of the covenant with Abraham - that concerning the seed. This precedes, we observe, his possession of even a foot-breadth of the soil, and is long antecedent to the entrance of his descendants as conquerors into the land of promise.
LibrarySovereignty 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
Meditations against Despair, or Doubting of God's Mercy.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, "O God, heal her, I pray!"
So the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us." And Moses interceded for the people.
"Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you. For I will accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has."
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