Genesis 20:11
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New International Version
Abraham replied, "I said to myself, 'There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.'

King James Bible
And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham said, Because I said, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will kill me for my wife's sake.

World English Bible
Abraham said, "Because I thought, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my wife's sake.'

Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham saith, 'Because I said, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they have slain me for the sake of my wife;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And Abraham said - The best excuse he could make for his conduct, which in this instance is far from defensible.

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Surely.

Genesis 22:12 And he said, Lay not your hand on the lad, neither do you any thing to him: for now I know that you fear God...

Genesis 42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine...

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God...

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not on the LORD.

Psalm 36:1-4 The transgression of the wicked said within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes...

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 2:5 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Romans 3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

slay.

Genesis 12:12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see you, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me...

Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he...

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The Sick Person Ought Now to Send for Some Godly and Religious Pastor.
In any wise remember, if conveniently it may be, to send for some godly and religious pastor, not only to pray for thee at thy death--for God in such a case hath promised to hear the prayers of the righteous prophets, and elders of the church (Gen. xx. 7; Jer. xviii. 20; xv. 1; 1 Sam. xii. 19, 23; James v. 14, 15, 16)--but also upon thy unfeigned repentance to declare to thee the absolution of thy sins. For as Christ hath given him a calling to baptize thee unto repentance for the remission of thy
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

And to Holy David Indeed it Might More Justly be Said...
22. And to holy David indeed it might more justly be said, that he ought not to have been angry; no, not with one however ungrateful and rendering evil for good; yet if, as man, anger did steal over him, he ought not to have let it so prevail, that he should swear to do a thing which either by giving way to his rage he should do, or by breaking his oath leave undone. But to the other, set as he was amid the libidinous frenzy of the Sodomites, who would dare to say, "Although thy guests in thine own
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
Genesis 12:12
When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live.

Genesis 20:10
And Abimelek asked Abraham, "What was your reason for doing this?"

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

Genesis 26:7
When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," because he was afraid to say, "She is my wife." He thought, "The men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful."

Nehemiah 5:15
But the earlier governors--those preceding me--placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God I did not act like that.

Proverbs 16:6
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided.

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