Genesis 20:8
New International Version
Early the next morning Abimelek summoned all his officials, and when he told them all that had happened, they were very much afraid.

New Living Translation
Abimelech got up early the next morning and quickly called all his servants together. When he told them what had happened, his men were terrified.

English Standard Version
So Abimelech rose early in the morning and called all his servants and told them all these things. And the men were very much afraid.

Berean Study Bible
Early the next morning Abimelech got up and summoned all his servants; and when he described to them all that had happened, the men were terrified.

King James Bible
Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.

New King James Version
So Abimelech rose early in the morning, called all his servants, and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were very much afraid.

New American Standard Bible
So Abimelech got up early in the morning and called all his servants, and told all these things in their presence; and the people were greatly frightened.

NASB 1995
So Abimelech arose early in the morning and called all his servants and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were greatly frightened.

NASB 1977
So Abimelech arose early in the morning and called all his servants and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were greatly frightened.

Amplified Bible
So Abimelech got up early in the morning and called all his servants and told them all these things; and the men were terrified.

Christian Standard Bible
Early in the morning Abimelech got up, called all his servants together, and personally told them all these things, and the men were terrified.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Early in the morning Abimelech got up, called all his servants together, and personally told them all these things, and the men were terrified.

American Standard Version
And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. And the men were sore afraid.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Abimelek arose early at dawn and he called all his Servants and he spoke all these words in their ears, and the men were very afraid.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and he spoke all these words in their ears, and all the men feared exceedingly.

Contemporary English Version
Early the next morning Abimelech sent for his officials, and when he told them what had happened, they were frightened.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abimelech forthwith rising up in the night, called all his servants: and spoke all these words in their hearing, and all the men were exceedingly afraid.

English Revised Version
And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.

Good News Translation
Early the next morning Abimelech called all his officials and told them what had happened, and they were terrified.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Early in the morning Abimelech called together all his officials. He told them about all of this, and they were terrified.

International Standard Version
So Abimelech got up early the next morning, summoned all his servants, and told them all these things. The men became terrified.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears; and the men were sore afraid.

Literal Standard Version
And Abimelech rises early in the morning, and calls for all his servants, and speaks all these words in their ears; and the men fear exceedingly;

NET Bible
Early in the morning Abimelech summoned all his servants. When he told them about all these things, they were terrified.

New Heart English Bible
Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. The men were very scared.

World English Bible
Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. The men were very scared.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abimelech riseth early in the morning, and calleth for all his servants, and speaketh all these words in their ears; and the men fear exceedingly;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abraham, Sarah, and Abimelech
7Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet; he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, be aware that you will surely die—you and all who belong to you.” 8Early the next morning Abimelech got up and summoned all his servants; and when he described to them all that had happened, the men were terrified. 9Then Abimelech called Abraham and asked, “What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought such tremendous guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should not be done.”…

Cross References
Genesis 20:7
Now return the man's wife, for he is a prophet; he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, be aware that you will surely die--you and all who belong to you."

Genesis 20:9
Then Abimelech called Abraham and asked, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought such tremendous guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should not be done."


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.









Verse 8 - Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, - an evidence of the terror into which' he had been cast by the Divine communication, and of his earnest desire to carry out the Divine instructions - and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: - confessed his fault, explained his danger, and affirmed his intention to repair his error; a proof of the humility of this God-fearing king (Lange) - and the men were sere afraid. It spoke well for the king's household that they received the communication with seriousness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Early the next morning
בַּבֹּ֗קֶר (bab·bō·qer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1242: Dawn, morning

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

got up
וַיַּשְׁכֵּ֨ם (way·yaš·kêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7925: To load up, to start early in the morning

and summoned
וַיִּקְרָא֙ (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

his servants;
עֲבָדָ֔יו (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

and when he described to them
וַיְדַבֵּ֛ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

that
הָאֵ֖לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

had happened,
הַדְּבָרִ֥ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

the men
הָאֲנָשִׁ֖ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

were terrified.
וַיִּֽירְא֥וּ (way·yî·rə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten


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