Genesis 20:3
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New International Version
But God came to Abimelek in a dream one night and said to him, "You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman."

King James Bible
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

Darby Bible Translation
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art [but] a dead man, because of the woman that thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

World English Bible
But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken. For she is a man's wife."

Young's Literal Translation
And God cometh in unto Abimelech in a dream of the night, and saith to him, 'Lo, thou art a dead man, because of the woman whom thou hast taken -- and she married to a husband.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But God came to Abimelech - Thus we find that persons who were not of the family of Abraham had the knowledge of the true God. Indeed, all the Gerarites are termed גוי צדיק goi tsaddik, a righteous nation, Genesis 20:4.

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a dream.

Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven...

Genesis 31:24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, Take heed that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Genesis 37:5,9 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brothers: and they hated him yet the more...

Genesis 40:8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them...

Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

*etc:

Job 4:12,13 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a little thereof...

Job 33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, in slumberings on the bed;

Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David...

Matthew 2:12,13 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way...

Matthew 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have you nothing to do with that just man...

a dead.

Genesis 20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live: and if you restore her not...

Psalm 105:14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yes, he reproved kings for their sakes;

Ezekiel 33:14,15 Again, when I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right...

Jonah 3:4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

a man's wife. Heb. married to an husband.

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The Sick Person Ought Now to Send for Some Godly and Religious Pastor.
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
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

And to Holy David Indeed it Might More Justly be Said...
22. And to holy David indeed it might more justly be said, that he ought not to have been angry; no, not with one however ungrateful and rendering evil for good; yet if, as man, anger did steal over him, he ought not to have let it so prevail, that he should swear to do a thing which either by giving way to his rage he should do, or by breaking his oath leave undone. But to the other, set as he was amid the libidinous frenzy of the Sodomites, who would dare to say, "Although thy guests in thine own
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
Genesis 12:17
But the LORD inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram's wife Sarai.

Genesis 12:18
So Pharaoh summoned Abram. "What have you done to me?" he said. "Why didn't you tell me she was your wife?

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

Genesis 31:24
Then God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and said to him, "Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad."

Numbers 22:9
God came to Balaam and asked, "Who are these men with you?"

1 Chronicles 16:21
He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:

Psalm 105:14
He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:

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