New Living Translation
"This is the first I've heard of it," Abimelech answered. "I have no idea who is responsible. You have never complained about this before."
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech said, I do not know who has done this, neither hast thou told me of it, neither have I heard of it but to-day.
World English Bible
Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear of it, until today."
Young's Literal Translation
and Abimelech saith, 'I have not known who hath done this thing, and even thou didst not declare to me, and I also, I have not heard save to-day.'
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LibraryThe First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4
The Holiness of God
Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well that Abimelech's servants had taken by force from Abraham's servants.
Abraham then gave some of his sheep, goats, and cattle to Abimelech, and they made a treaty.
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