Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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

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?

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 by night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, for the woman that you have taken; for she is a man's wife. 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, will you 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 innocence of my hands have I done this.


Cross References

Genesis 18:23-25

And Abraham drew near, and said, will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

1 Chronicles 21:17

And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let your hand, I pray you, O LORD my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on your people, that they should be plagued.

Genesis 19:24

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

Genesis 20:6

And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart; for I also have kept you from sinning against me: therefore I permitted you not to touch her.

Genesis 20:17-18

So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bore children.

2 Samuel 4:11

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

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