Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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 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 about to die, for the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man's wife. 4 But Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, will You also kill a righteous nation? 5 Did he not say to me, She is my sister? And she, even she herself said, He is my brother. In the sincerity of my heart and innocency of my hands I have 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 to God, Did not I command to number the people? I am the one who has sinned and done evil indeed. But these sheep, what have they done? I pray You, let Your hand be on me, O Jehovah my God, and on my father's house, but not on Your people, that they should be plagued.

Genesis 19:24

Then Jehovah rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire, from Jehovah out of the heavens.

Genesis 20:6

And God said to him in a dream, Yes, I know that you did this in the sincerity of your heart. For I also withheld you from sinning against Me. Therefore I did not allow you to touch her.

Genesis 20:17-18

And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his slave women, and they gave birth.

2 Samuel 4:11

Indeed 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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