Genesis 26:11
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New International Version
So Abimelek gave orders to all the people: "Anyone who harms this man or his wife shall surely be put to death."

New Living Translation
Then Abimelech issued a public proclamation: "Anyone who touches this man or his wife will be put to death!"

English Standard Version
So Abimelech warned all the people, saying, “Whoever touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”

New American Standard Bible
So Abimelech charged all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death."

King James Bible
And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Abimelech warned all the people with these words: "Whoever harms this man or his wife will certainly die."

International Standard Version
So he issued this order to everyone: "Whoever touches this man or his wife is to be executed."

NET Bible
So Abimelech commanded all the people, "Whoever touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death."

New Heart English Bible
Abimelech commanded all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Abimelech ordered his people, "Anyone who touches this man or his wife will be put to death."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abimelech charged all the people, saying: 'He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.'

New American Standard 1977
So Abimelech charged all the people, saying, “He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

King James 2000 Bible
And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

American King James Version
And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

American Standard Version
And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that shall touch this man's wife, shall surely be put to death.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall certainly be put to death.

English Revised Version
And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

World English Bible
Abimelech commanded all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death."

Young's Literal Translation
and Abimelech commandeth all the people, saying, 'He who cometh against this man or against his wife, dying doth die.'
Study Bible
Isaac Deceives Abimelech
10Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us." 11So Abimelech charged all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death." 12Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him,…
Cross References
Psalm 105:15
"Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."

Genesis 26:12
Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him,
Treasury of Scripture

And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

toucheth.

Genesis 20:6 And God said to him in a dream, Yes, I know that you did this in …

Psalm 105:15 Saying, Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Proverbs 6:29 So he that goes in to his neighbor's wife; whoever touches her shall …

Zechariah 2:8 For thus said the LORD of hosts; After the glory has he sent me to …

Verse 11. - And Abimelech charged all his (literally, the) people, saying, He that toucheth - in the sense of injureth (cf. Joshua 9:19; Psalm 105:15) - this man or his wife shall surely be put to death. The similarity of this incident to that related in Genesis 20. concerning Abraham in Gerar may be explained without resorting to the hypothesis of different authors, The stereotyped character of the manners of antiquity, especially in the East, is sufficient to account for the danger to which Sarah was exposed recurring in the case of Rebekah three quarters of a century later. That Isaac should have resorted to the miserable expedient of his father may have been due simply to a lack of originality on the part of Isaac; or perhaps the recollection of the success which had attended his father's adoption of this wretched subterfuge may have blinded him to its true character. But from whatever cause resulting, the resemblance between the two narratives cannot be held as destroying the credibility of either, and all the more that a careful scrutiny will detect sufficient dissimilarity between them to establish the authenticity of the incidents which they relate.

CHAPTER 26:12-22 And Abimelech charged all his people,.... All his subjects throughout his kingdom, and particularly the inhabitants of Gerar, and more especially his courtiers and servants about him:

saying, he that toucheth this man or his wife; that does any injury to one either by words or deeds, or behaves immodestly to the other, or attempts to ravish her; this being sometimes used as a modest expression carnal knowledge of a woman; or that does either of them any harm or hurt in any respect whatever:

shall surely be put to death; this severe edict he published, in order to deter his subjects from using them ill, to which they might be provoked by Isaac's dissimulation, and by his evil suspicions of them. 26:6-11 There is nothing in Isaac's denial of his wife to be imitated, nor even excused. The temptation of Isaac is the same as that which overcame his father, and that in two instances. This rendered his conduct the greater sin. The falls of those who are gone before us are so many rocks on which others have split; and the recording of them is like placing buoys to save future mariners. This Abimelech was not the same that lived in Abraham's days, but both acted rightly. The sins of professors shame them before those that are not themselves religious.
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