New International Version
And Abimelek said, "My land is before you; live wherever you like."
King James Bible
And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it is good in thine eyes.
World English Bible
Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you."
Young's Literal Translation
and Abimelech saith, 'Lo, my land is before thee, where it is good in thine eyes, dwell;'
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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
where it pleaseth thee. Heb. as is good in thine eyes.
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In any wise remember, if conveniently it may be, to send for some godly and religious pastor, not only to pray for thee at thy death--for God in such a case hath promised to hear the prayers of the righteous prophets, and elders of the church (Gen. xx. 7; Jer. xviii. 20; xv. 1; 1 Sam. xii. 19, 23; James v. 14, 15, 16)--but also upon thy unfeigned repentance to declare to thee the absolution of thy sins. For as Christ hath given him a calling to baptize thee unto repentance for the remission of thy …
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And to Holy David Indeed it Might More Justly be Said...
Is not the whole land before you? Let's part company. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left."
You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade in it, and acquire property in it."
and the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best part of the land. Let them live in Goshen. And if you know of any among them with special ability, put them in charge of my own livestock."
But today I am freeing you from the chains on your wrists. Come with me to Babylon, if you like, and I will look after you; but if you do not want to, then don't come. Look, the whole country lies before you; go wherever you please."
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