Genesis 20:12
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New International Version
Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.

New Living Translation
And she really is my sister, for we both have the same father, but different mothers. And I married her.

English Standard Version
Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife.

New American Standard Bible
"Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife;

King James Bible
And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife.

International Standard Version
Besides, she really is my sister—she's my father's daughter, but not my mother's daughter—so she could become my wife.

NET Bible
What's more, she is indeed my sister, my father's daughter, but not my mother's daughter. She became my wife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Besides, she is my sister-my father's daughter but not my mother's. She is also my wife.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and so she became my wife.

New American Standard 1977
“Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And yet indeed, she is also my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

King James 2000 Bible
And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

American King James Version
And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

American Standard Version
And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Howbeit, otherwise also she is truly my sister, the daughter of my father, and not the daughter of my mother, and I took her to wife.

Darby Bible Translation
But she is also truly my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

English Revised Version
And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:

Webster's Bible Translation
And yet indeed she is my sister: she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

World English Bible
Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

Young's Literal Translation
and also, truly she is my sister, daughter of my father, only not daughter of my mother, and she becometh my wife;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:9-13 See here much to blame, even in the father of the faithful. Mark his distrust of God, his undue care about life, his intent to deceive. He also threw temptation in the way of others, caused affliction to them, exposed himself and Sarah to just rebukes, and yet attempted an excuse. These things are written for our warning, not for us to imitate. Even Abraham hath not whereof to glory. He cannot be justified by his works, but must be indebted for justification, to that righteousness which is upon all and unto all them that believe. We must not condemn all as hypocrites who fall into sin, if they do not continue in it. But let the unhumbled and impenitent take heed that they do not sin on, thinking that grace may abound. Abimelech, being warned of God, takes the warning; and being truly afraid of sin and its consequences, he rose early to pursue the directions given him.
Study Bible
Abraham, Sarah and Abimelech
11Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife. 12"Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife; 13and it came about, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, 'This is the kindness which you will show to me: everywhere we go, say of me, "He is my brother."'"…
Cross References
Genesis 11:29
Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and Iscah.

Genesis 20:2
Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

Genesis 20:11
Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.

Genesis 20:13
and it came about, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, 'This is the kindness which you will show to me: everywhere we go, say of me, "He is my brother."'"

Genesis 26:7
When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "my wife," thinking, "the men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful."

2 Samuel 13:13
"As for me, where could I get rid of my reproach? And as for you, you will be like one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you."
Treasury of Scripture

And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

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Genesis 11:29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was …

Genesis 12:13 Say, I pray you, you are my sister: that it may be well with me for …

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

she is the. Ebn Batrik, in his annals, among other ancient traditions, has preserved the following: 'Terah first married Yona, by whom he had Abraham; afterwards he married Tehevita, by whom he had Sarah.'

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