New Living Translation
So please tell them you are my sister. Then they will spare my life and treat me well because of their interest in you."
King James Bible
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be well with me on thy account, and my soul may live because of thee.
World English Bible
Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."
Young's Literal Translation
say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, so that it is well with me because of thee, and my soul hath lived for thy sake.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:13 Say thou art my sister - The grace Abram was most eminent for was faith, and yet he thus fell through unbelief and distrust of the divine Providence, even after God had appeared to him twice. Alas, What will become of the willows, when the cedars are thus shaken
LibraryI Will Bless Thee, --And Thou Shalt be a Blessing. " --Gen. xii. 2
I will bless thee,--and thou shalt be a blessing."--Gen. xii. 2. Where'er the Patriarch pitch'd his tent, He built an altar to his God, And sanctified, where'er he went, With faith and prayer, the ground he trod. Through all the East, for riches famed, Heaven's gifts, he set his heart on none; Nor, when the dearest was reclaim'd, Withheld his son, his only son. Wherefore, in blessing, he was blest; Friendless, the friend of God became; Long-wandering, every where found rest; Long child-less, nations …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Letter xxi (Circa A. D. 1128) to the Abbot of S. John at Chartres
The vineyard of the Lord
Four Shaping Centuries
And sure enough, when Abram arrived in Egypt, everyone noticed Sarai's beauty.
Abraham introduced his wife, Sarah, by saying, "She is my sister." So King Abimelech of Gerar sent for Sarah and had her brought to him at his palace.
Didn't Abraham tell me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'Yes, he is my brother.' I acted in complete innocence! My hands are clean."
When God called me to leave my father's home and to travel from place to place, I told her, 'Do me a favor. Wherever we go, tell the people that I am your brother.'"
When the men who lived there asked Isaac about his wife, Rebekah, he said, "She is my sister." He was afraid to say, "She is my wife." He thought, "They will kill me to get her, because she is so beautiful."
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "This is what the LORD God of Heaven's Armies, the God of Israel, says: 'If you surrender to the Babylonian officers, you and your family will live, and the city will not be burned down.
Jeremiah replied, "You won't be handed over to them if you choose to obey the LORD. Your life will be spared, and all will go well for you.
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