1 Profectus inde Abraham in terram Nageb, habitavit in ter Cades et Sur et peregrinatus est in Geraris.
2 Dixitque de Sara uxore sua: "Soror mea est" Misit ergo Abimelech rex Gerarae et tulit eam.
3 Venit autem Deus ad Abimelech per somnium nocte et ait illi: "En morieris propter mulierem, quam tulisti; habet enim virum"
4 Abimelech vero non tetigerat eam. Et ait: "Domine, num gentem etiam iustam interficies?
5 Nonne ipse dixit mihi: "Soror mea est", et ipsa quoque ait: "Frater meus est"? In simplicitate cordis mei et munditia manuum mearum feci hoc"
6 Dixitque ad eum Deus per somnium: "Et ego scio quod simplici corde feceris; et ideo custodivi te, ne peccares in me, et non dimisi, ut tangeres eam.
7 Nunc igitur redde viro suo uxorem, quia propheta est; et orabit pro te, et vives. Si autem nolueris reddere, scito quod morte morieris tu et omnia, quae tua sunt"
8 Statimque de nocte consurgens Abimelech vocavit omnes servos suos et locutus est universa verba haec in auribus eorum; timueruntque viri valde.
9 Vocavit autem Abimelech etiam Abraham et dixit ei: "Quid fecisti nobis? Quid peccavi in te, quia induxisti super me et super regnum meum peccatum grande? Quae non debuisti facere, fecisti mihi"
10 Rursusque ait: "Quid vidisti, ut hoc faceres?"
11 Respondit Abraham: "Cogitavi mecum: Certe non est timor Dei in loco isto, et interficient me propter uxorem meam.
12 Alias autem et vere soror mea est, filia patris mei et non filia matris meae, et duxi eam in uxorem.
13 Cum autem vagari me faceret Deus de domo patris mei, dixi ad eam: Hanc misericordiam facies mecum: in omni loco, ad quem ingrediemur, dices quod frater tuus sim"
14 Tulit igitur Abimelech oves et boves et servos et ancillas et dedit Abraham; reddiditque illi Saram uxorem suam
15 et ait: "Ecce terra mea coram te; ubicumque tibi placuerit, habita"
16 Sarae autem dixit: "Ecce mille argenteos dedi fratri tuo; ecce hoc erit tibi in velamen oculorum ad omnes, qui tecum sunt, et apud omnes iustificaberis"
17 Orante autem Abraham, sanavit Deus Abimelech et uxorem ancillasque eius et pepererunt;
18 concluserat enim Dominus omnem vulvam domus Abimelech propter Saram uxorem Abraham.
King James Version
1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
3 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.
4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.
6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.
8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.
9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.
10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?
11 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.
12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.
16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
17 ¶ So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.