Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, "Lord, will You slay a nation, even though blameless?

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Now Abimelech had not approached her, so he said, "Lord, would you destroy a nation even though it is innocent?

International Standard Version

Now Abimelech had not yet come near her, so he asked, "LORD, will you destroy an innocent nation?

A Conservative Version

Now Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, LORD, will thou slay even a righteous nation?

American Standard Version

Now Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou slay even a righteous nation?

Amplified

But Abimelech had not come near her, so he said, Lord, will you slay a people who are just and innocent?

Bible in Basic English

Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, Lord, will you put to death an upright nation?

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But Abimelech had not come near her, and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous person?

Julia Smith Translation

And Abimelech came not near to her: and he will say, Lord, wilt thou also slay a just nation?

King James 2000

But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, will you slay also a righteous nation?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now Abimelech had not approached her, so he said, "my Lord, will you even kill a righteous people?"

Modern King James verseion

But Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, will You also kill a righteous nation?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But Abimelech had not yet come nigh her, and therefore said, "LORD, wilt thou slay righteous people?

NET Bible

Now Abimelech had not gone near her. He said, "Lord, would you really slaughter an innocent nation?

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Now, Abimelech, had not come near unto her, - so he said, O My Lord! a nation even a righteous one, wilt thou slay?

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אבימלך 
'Abiymelek 
Usage: 67

קרב 
Qarab 
Usage: 280

her and he said

Usage: 0

אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

wilt thou slay
הרג 
Harag 
Usage: 166

צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Abraham And Abimelech

3 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 married." 4 Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, "Lord, will You slay a nation, even though blameless? 5 "Did he not himself say to me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'He is my brother ' In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this."


Cross References

Genesis 18:23-25

Abraham came near and said, "Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

1 Chronicles 21:17

David said to God, "Is it not I who commanded to count the people? Indeed, I am the one who has sinned and done very wickedly, but these sheep, what have they done? O LORD my God, please let Your hand be against me and my father's household, but not against Your people that they should be plagued."

Genesis 19:24

Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven,

Genesis 20:6

Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.

Genesis 20:17-18

Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.

2 Samuel 4:11

"How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood from your hand and destroy you from the earth?"

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