|New International Version (© 2011)|
And when God had me wander from my father's household, I said to her, 'This is how you can show your love to me: Everywhere we go, say of me, "He is my brother."'"
King James Bible
And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
American Standard Version
and it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt show unto me. At every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass, when God hath caused me to wander from my father's house, that I say to her, This is thy kindness which thou dost with me: at every place whither we come, say of me, He is my brother.'
Genesis 20:13 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When God caused me to wander - Here the word אלהים Elohim is used with a plural verb, (התעו hithu, caused me to wander), which is not very usual in the Hebrew language, as this plural noun is generally joined with verbs in the singular number. Because there is a departure from the general mode in this instance, some have contended that the word Elohim signifies princes in this place, and suppose it to refer to those in Chaldea, who expelled Abraham because he would not worship the fire; but the best critics, and with them the Jews, allow that Elohim here signifies the true God. Abraham probably refers to his first call.
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Acts 7:3-5 And said to him, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and come into the land which I shall show you...
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1 Samuel 23:21 And Saul said, Blessed be you of the LORD; for you have compassion on me.
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Acts 5:9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold...
Genesis 12:13 Say, I pray you, you are my sister: that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.
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Genesis 12:1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you.
Genesis 12:13 Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you."
Genesis 20:5 Did he not say to me, 'She is my sister,' and didn't she also say, 'He is my brother'? I have done this with a clear conscience and clean hands."
Genesis 20:12 Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.