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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CommentaryClarke'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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When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live.
And Abimelek asked Abraham, "What was your reason for doing this?"
Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.
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."
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.
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided.
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