Genesis 21:26
New International Version
But Abimelek said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today."

New Living Translation
"This is the first I've heard of it," Abimelech answered. "I have no idea who is responsible. You have never complained about this before."

English Standard Version
Abimelech said, “I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, and I have not heard of it until today.”

Berean Study Bible
Abimelech replied, “I do not know who has done this. You did not tell me, so I have not heard about it until today.”

New American Standard Bible
And Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it until today."

King James Bible
And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

Christian Standard Bible
Abimelech replied, "I don't know who did this thing. You didn't report anything to me, so I hadn't heard about it until today."

Contemporary English Version
"This is the first I've heard about it," Abimelech replied. "Why haven't you said something before? I don't have any idea who did it."

Good News Translation
Abimelech said, "I don't know who did this. You didn't tell me about it, and this is the first I have heard of it."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abimelech replied, "I don't know who did this thing. You didn't report anything to me, so I hadn't heard about it until today."

International Standard Version
"I don't know who did this thing," Abimelech replied. "You didn't report this to me, and I didn't hear about it until today."

NET Bible
"I do not know who has done this thing," Abimelech replied. "Moreover, you did not tell me. I did not hear about it until today."

New Heart English Bible
Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear of it, until today."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abimelech replied, "I don't know who did this. You didn't tell me, and I didn't hear about it until today."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abimelech said: 'I know not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day.'

New American Standard 1977
And Abimelech said, “I do not know who has done this thing; neither did you tell me, nor did I hear of it until today.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abimelech said, I know not who has done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither have I heard of it, but today.

King James 2000 Bible
And Abimelech said, I know not who has done this thing: neither did you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but today.

American King James Version
And Abimelech said, I know not who has done this thing; neither did you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

American Standard Version
And Abimelech said, I know not who hath done this thing. Neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abimelech said to him, I know not who has done this thing to thee, neither didst thou tell it me, neither heard I it but only to-day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abimelech answered: I knew not who did this thing: and thou didst not tell me, and I heard not of it till to day.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech said, I do not know who has done this, neither hast thou told me [of it], neither have I heard [of it] but to-day.

English Revised Version
And Abimelech said, I know not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but today.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abimelech said, I know not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet have I heard of it, but to-day.

World English Bible
Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear of it, until today."

Young's Literal Translation
and Abimelech saith, 'I have not known who hath done this thing, and even thou didst not declare to me, and I also, I have not heard save to-day.'
Study Bible
The Covenant at Beersheba
25But when Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well that Abimelech’s servants had seized, 26Abimelech replied, “I do not know who has done this. You did not tell me, so I have not heard about it until today.” 27So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a covenant.…
Cross References
Genesis 21:25
But when Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well that Abimelech's servants had seized,

Genesis 21:27
So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a covenant.

Treasury of Scripture

And Abimelech said, I know not who has done this thing; neither did you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

I wot.

Genesis 13:7
And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

2 Kings 5:20-24
But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him…







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

replied,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“I do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

know
יָדַ֔עְתִּי (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

who
מִ֥י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

has done
עָשָׂ֖ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

this.
הַזֶּ֑ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

You
אַתָּ֞ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

tell
הִגַּ֣דְתָּ (hig·gaḏ·tā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

me,
לִּ֗י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

so I
אָנֹכִ֛י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

have not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

heard
שָׁמַ֖עְתִּי (šā·ma‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

about it until today.”
בִּלְתִּ֥י (bil·tî)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until
(26) I wot not.--This explains the reason of Abimelech's visit. The king's herdsmen had robbed Abraham of a well, a species of property jealously defended in the East because of its great value, and Abraham in some way had made his displeasure felt. Abimelech, ever friendly towards Abraham, by whose nobleness of character he had been greatly impressed, comes to learn the cause of the coolness, and to enter into a more close and lasting alliance with the patriarch. With Oriental indirectness, he makes no complaint, and speaks only of his wish for continued friendship, but by his allusion to his past kindness hints that this had not been received as it ought. Abraham fully understands his real meaning, and tells him what had happened; whereupon the matter is set right, and Abraham requites his previous generosity with gifts of cattle.

Verse 26. - And Abimelech said, I wet not who hath done this thing. There is no reason to question the sincerity of the Philistine monarch in disclaiming all knowledge of the act of robbery committed by his servants. Neither didst thou toll me, neither yet heard I of it, but today. The prince rather complains that Abraham had done him an injustice. 21:22-34 Abimelech felt sure that the promises of God would be fulfilled to Abraham. It is wise to connect ourselves with those who are blessed of God; and we ought to requite kindness to those who have been kind to us. Wells of water are scarce and valuable in eastern countries. Abraham took care to have his title to the well allowed, to prevent disputes in future. No more can be expected from an honest man than that he be ready to do right, as soon as he knows he has done wrong. Abraham, being now in a good neighbourhood, stayed a great while there. There he made, not only a constant practice, but an open profession of his religion. There he called on the name of the Lord, as the everlasting God; probably in the grove he planted, which was his place of prayer. Abraham kept up public worship, in which his neighbours might join. Good men should do all they can to make others so. Wherever we sojourn, we must neither neglect nor be ashamed of the worship of Jehovah.
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