Genesis 20:11
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New Living Translation
Abraham replied, "I thought, 'This is a godless place. They will want my wife and will kill me to get her.'

King James Bible
And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham said, Because I said, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will kill me for my wife's sake.

World English Bible
Abraham said, "Because I thought, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my wife's sake.'

Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham saith, 'Because I said, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they have slain me for the sake of my wife;

Genesis 20:11 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

20:11 I thought surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will slay me - There are many places and persons that have more of the fear of God in them than we think they have; perhaps they are not called by our name, they do not wear our badges, they do not tie themselves to that which we have an opinion of; and therefore we conclude they have not the fear of God in their hearts!

Genesis 20:11 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Annunciation to Joseph of the Birth of Jesus.
(at Nazareth, b.c. 5.) ^A Matt. I. 18-25. ^a 18 Now the birth [The birth of Jesus is to handled with reverential awe. We are not to probe into its mysteries with presumptuous curiosity. The birth of common persons is mysterious enough (Eccl. ix. 5; Ps. cxxxix. 13-16), and we do not well, therefore, if we seek to be wise above what is written as to the birth of the Son of God] of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary had been betrothed [The Jews were usually betrothed ten or twelve months
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 12:12
When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife. Let's kill him; then we can have her!'

Genesis 20:10
Whatever possessed you to do such a thing?"

Genesis 20:12
And she really is my sister, for we both have the same father, but different mothers. And I married her.

Genesis 26:7
When the men who lived there asked Isaac about his wife, Rebekah, he said, "She is my sister." He was afraid to say, "She is my wife." He thought, "They will kill me to get her, because she is so beautiful."

Nehemiah 5:15
The former governors, in contrast, had laid heavy burdens on the people, demanding a daily ration of food and wine, besides forty pieces of silver. Even their assistants took advantage of the people. But because I feared God, I did not act that way.

Proverbs 16:6
Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the LORD, people avoid evil.

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