New American Standard Bible
Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is 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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and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What have you encountered, that you have done this thing?"
"Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife;
When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "my wife," thinking, "the men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful."
But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.
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