Genesis 20:17
New International Version
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again,

New Living Translation
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants, so they could have children.

English Standard Version
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and also healed his wife and female slaves so that they bore children.

Berean Study Bible
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maidservants, so that they could again bear children—

New American Standard Bible
Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.

King James Bible
So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female slaves so that they could bear children,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female slaves so that they could bear children,

International Standard Version
Then Abraham interceded with God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants so they could bear children,

NET Bible
Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, as well as his wife and female slaves so that they were able to have children.

New Heart English Bible
Abraham prayed to God. God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his female servants, and they bore children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female slaves so that they could have children.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bore children.

New American Standard 1977
And Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maidservants; and they bore children.

King James 2000 Bible
So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bore children.

American King James Version
So Abraham prayed to God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bore children.

American Standard Version
And Abraham prayed unto God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bare children.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abraam prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his women servants, and they bore children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Abraham prayed, God healed Abimelech and his wife, and his handmaids, and they bore children:

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife and his handmaids, and they bore [children].

English Revised Version
And Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Abraham prayed to God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants, and they bore children.

World English Bible
Abraham prayed to God. God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his female servants, and they bore children.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham prayeth unto God, and God healeth Abimelech and his wife, and his handmaids, and they bear:
Study Bible
Abraham, Sarah, and Abimelech
16And he said to Sarah, “See, I am giving your brother a thousand pieces of silver. It is your vindication before all who are with you; you are completely cleared.” 17Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maidservants, so that they could again bear children— 18for on account of Abraham’s wife Sarah, the LORD had completely closed all the wombs in Abimelech’s household.…
Cross References
James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail.

Numbers 12:13
So Moses cried out to the LORD, "O God, please heal her!"

Numbers 21:7
Then the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned by speaking against the LORD and against you. Intercede with the LORD to take the snakes away from us." So Moses interceded for the people.

Job 42:8
So now, take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you, for I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken accurately about Me, as My servant Job has."

Treasury of Scripture

So Abraham prayed to God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bore children.

Genesis 20:7
Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

Genesis 29:31
And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

1 Samuel 5:11,12
So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there…







Lexicon
Then Abraham
אַבְרָהָ֖ם (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

prayed
וַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֥ל (way·yiṯ·pal·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

God,
הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and God
אֱלֹהִ֜ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

healed
וַיִּרְפָּ֨א (way·yir·pā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7495: To mend, to cure

Abimelech
אֲבִימֶ֧לֶךְ (’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 40: Abimelech -- 'father is king', a Philistine name, also an Israelite name

and his wife
אִשְׁתּ֛וֹ (’iš·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

and his maidservants,
וְאַמְהֹתָ֖יו (wə·’am·hō·ṯāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 519: A maidservant, female slave

so that they could again bear children—
וַיֵּלֵֽדוּ׃ (way·yê·lê·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage
(17) Abraham prayed . . . --As Abimelech had now made very liberal compensation, it became the duty of Abraham to intercede for him. The malady seems to have been one confined to Abimelech, as its object was to protect Sarah; but in some way it so affected the whole household as to produce general barrenness.

Maidservants.--Not the word rendered women-servants in Genesis 20:14, but one specially used of concubines.

Verse 17. - So Abraham prayed unto God. Literally, the Elohim, the personal and true God, and not Elohim, or Deity in general, to whom belonged the cure of Abimelech and his household (Keil), as the next clause shows. And God (Elohim, without the art.) healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; - i.e. his concubines, as distinguished from the women servants (Ver. 14) - and they bare children. The verb may apply to both sexes, and the malady under which they suffered may be here described as one which prevented procreation, as the next verse explains. 20:14-18 We often trouble ourselves, and even are led into temptation and sin, by groundless suspicions; and find the fear of God where we expected it not. Agreements to deceive generally end in shame and sorrow; and restraints from sin, though by suffering, should be thankfully acknowledged. Though the Lord rebuke, yet he will pardon and deliver his people, and he will give them favour in the sight of those with whom they sojourn; and overrule their infirmities, when they are humbled for them, so that they shall prove useful to themselves and others.
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