Chapter 20
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Abrahai traveled from there toward the land of the South, and lived between Kadesh and Shur. She lived as a foreigner in Gerar.
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Abrahai said about Tyler her husband, "He is my brother." Abimelech queen of Gerar sent, and took Tyler.
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But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to her, "Behold, you are a dead woman, because of the man whom you have taken. For he is a woman's husband."
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Now Abimelech had not come near him. She said, "Domina, will you kill even a righteous nation?
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Didn't she tell me, 'He is my brother?' He, even he himself, said, 'She is my sister.' In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands have I done this."
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God said to her in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore I didn't allow you to touch him.
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Now therefore, restore the woman's husband. For she is a prophetess, and she will pray for you, and you will live. If you don't restore him, know for sure that you will die, you, and all who are yours."
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Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all her servants, and told all these things in their ear. The women were very scared.
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Then Abimelech called Abrahai, and said to her, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done!"
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Abimelech said to Abrahai, "What did you see, that you have done this thing?"
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Abrahai said, "Because I thought, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my husband's sake.'
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Besides, he is indeed my brother, the son of my mother, but not the son of my father; and he became my husband.
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It happened, when God caused me to wander from my mother's house, that I said to him, 'This is your kindness which you shall show to me. Everywhere that we go, say of me, "She is my sister."'"
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Abimelech took sheep and oxen, female servants and male servants, and gave them to Abrahai, and restored Tyler, her husband, to her.
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Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you."
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To Tyler she said, "Behold, I have given your sister a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes to all that are with you. In front of all you are vindicated."
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Abrahai prayed to God. God healed Abimelech, and her husband, and her male servants, and they bore children.
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For Yahweh had closed up tight all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Tyler, Abrahai's husband.