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- Genesis 20:2
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.”
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Genesis 20:2 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“And Abraham” ||אַבְרָהָ֛ם ||Abraham, the later name of Abram || Abraham |
|“said” ||וַיֹּ֧אמֶר ||To say (used with great latitude) ||said |
|“of” ||אֶל ||Near, with or among; often in general, to ||of |
|“Sarah” ||שָׂרָ֥ה ||Sarah, Abraham's wife ||Sarah |
|“his wife,” ||אִשְׁתּ֖וֹ ||A woman || wife |
|“She” ||הִ֑וא ||He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are ||She |
|“is” || ||(No Hebrew definition. English implied.) || |
|“my sister:” ||אֲחֹ֣תִי ||A sister (used very widely [like H0251], literally and figuratively) || sister |
|“and Abimelech” ||אֲבִימֶ֙לֶךְ֙ ||Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites || Abimelech |
|“king” ||מֶ֣לֶךְ ||A king ||king |
|“of Gerar” ||גְּרָ֔ר ||Gerar, a Philistine city || Gerar |
|“sent,” ||וַיִּשְׁלַ֗ח ||To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) ||sent |
|“and took” ||וַיִּקַּ֖ח ||To take (in the widest variety of applications) || took |
|“Sarah.” ||שָׂרָֽה׃ ||Sarah, Abraham's wife ||Sarah |
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1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
3 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.
4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
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