Genesis 20:4
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New International Version
Now Abimelek had not gone near her, so he said, "Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation?

King James Bible
But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

Darby Bible Translation
But Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou also kill a righteous nation?

World English Bible
Now Abimelech had not come near her. He said, "Lord, will you kill even a righteous nation?

Young's Literal Translation
And Abimelech hath not drawn near unto her, and he saith, 'Lord, also a righteous nation dost thou slay?

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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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Genesis 20:6,18 And God said to him in a dream, Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart...


Genesis 20:17,18 So Abraham prayed to God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bore children...

Genesis 18:23-25 And Abraham drew near, and said, Will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked...

Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

2 Samuel 4:11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed?...

1 Chronicles 21:17 And David said to God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed...

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 18:23
Then Abraham approached him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

Genesis 20:5
Did he not say to me, 'She is my sister,' and didn't she also say, 'He is my brother'? I have done this with a clear conscience and clean hands."

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