Genesis 20:7
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English Standard Version
Now then, return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, so that he will pray for you, and you shall live. But if you do not return her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
Now therefore restore the man's 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore restore the man his wife, for he is a prophet: and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: but if thou wilt not restore her, know that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that are thins.

English Revised Version
Now therefore restore the man's 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore restore to the man his wife, for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou shalt not restore her, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that are thine.

Genesis 20:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham removed from the grove of Mamre at Hebron to the south country, hardly from the same fear as that which led Lot from Zoar, but probably to seek for better pasture. Here he dwelt between Kadesh (Genesis 14:7) and Shur (Genesis 16:7), and remained for some time in Gerar, a place the name of which has been preserved in the deep and broad Wady Jurf el Gerr (i.e., torrent of Gerar) about eight miles S.S.E. of Gaza, near to which Rowland discovered the ruins of an ancient town bearing the name of Khirbet el Gerr. Here Abimelech, the Philistine king of Gerar, like Pharaoh in Egypt, took Sarah, whom Abraham had again announced to be his sister, into his harem, - not indeed because he was charmed with the beauty of the woman of 90, which was either renovated, or had not yet faded (Kurtz), but in all probability "to ally himself with Abraham, the rich nomad prince" (Delitzsch). From this danger, into which the untruthful statement of both her husband and herself had brought her, she was once more rescued by the faithfulness of the covenant God. In a dream by night God appeared to Abimelech, and threatened him with death (מת הנּך en te moriturum) on account of the woman, whom he had taken, because she was married to a husband.

Genesis 20:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a prophet. The word navi, rendered a prophet, not only signifies one who foretell future events, but also an intercessor, instructor. See

1 Sa. ch.

1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed him, and said...

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1 Kings 18:1-46 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ahab...

1 Corinthians 14:4 He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the church.

The title was also given to men eminent for eloquence and literary abilities: hence Aaron, because he was the spokesman of Moses to the Egyptian king, is called a prophet.

Exodus 4:16 And he shall be your spokesman to the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to you instead of a mouth...

Exodus 7:1 And the LORD said to Moses, See, I have made you a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.

Exodus 12:1-3 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying...

Exodus 18:17 And Moses' father in law said to him, The thing that you do is not good.

Exodus 7:1 And the LORD said to Moses, See, I have made you a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.

1 Chronicles 16:22 Saying, Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.

Psalm 105:9-15 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath to Isaac...

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,

pray.

Leviticus 6:4,7 Then it shall be, because he has sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away...

1 Samuel 7:5,8 And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you to the LORD...

1 Samuel 12:19,23 And all the people said to Samuel, Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, that we die not...

2 Samuel 24:17 And David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, See, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly...

1 Kings 13:6 And the king answered and said to the man of God, Entreat now the face of the LORD your God, and pray for me...

2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand...

2 Kings 19:2-4 And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth...

Job 42:8 Therefore take to you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering...

Jeremiah 14:11 Then said the LORD to me, Pray not for this people for their good.

Jeremiah 15:1 Then said the LORD to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people...

Jeremiah 27:18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of the LORD be with them, let them now make intercession to the LORD of hosts...

James 5:14-16 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him...

1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not to death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not to death...

Revelation 11:5,6 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, and devours their enemies: and if any man will hurt them...

surely.

Genesis 20:18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.

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

Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor?...

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

Ezekiel 3:18 When I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way...

Ezekiel 33:8,14-16 When I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die; if you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way...

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

all.

Genesis 12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

Numbers 16:32,33 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained to Korah...

2 Samuel 24:17 And David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, See, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly...

Cross References
Acts 8:24
And Simon answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me."

Genesis 20:3
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by 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."

Genesis 20:8
So Abimelech rose early in the morning and called all his servants and told them all these things. And the men were very much afraid.

Genesis 23:6
"Hear us, my lord; you are a prince of God among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our tombs. None of us will withhold from you his tomb to hinder you from burying your dead."

1 Samuel 7:5
Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel at Mizpah, and I will pray to the LORD for you."

2 Kings 5:11
But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, "Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.

1 Chronicles 16:22
saying, "Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!"

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