Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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?

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Now Abimelech had not yet come near her; so he said, “Lord, will you kill a people who are righteous and innocent and blameless [regarding Sarah]?

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?

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
H40
אבימלך 
'Abiymelek 
Usage: 67

had not come near
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, thou are but a dead man, because of the woman whom thou have taken, for she is a man's wife. 4 Now Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, LORD, will thou slay even a righteous nation? 5 Did he not himself say to me, She is my sister? And she, even 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

And Abraham drew near, and said, Will thou consume righteous men with wicked men?

1 Chronicles 21:17

And David said to God, Is it not I who commanded the people to be numbered? Even I it is who have sinned and done very badly. But these sheep, what have they done? Let thy hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be against me, and agains

Genesis 19:24

Then LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from LORD out of heaven.

Genesis 20:6

And God said to him in the dream, Yes, I know that in the integrity of thy heart thou have done this. And I also withheld thee from sinning against me. Therefore I did not allow thee to touch her.

Genesis 20:17-18

And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bore sons.

2 Samuel 4:11

How much more, when evil men have slain a righteous man in his own house upon his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

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