King James Version

Genesis 20:1-18

1And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 2And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

3But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife.20.3 a man’s…: Heb. married to an husband 4But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? 5Said 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 innocency of my hands have I done this.20.5 integrity: or, simplicity, or, sincerity 6And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. 7Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

8Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid. 9Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. 10And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? 11And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife’s sake. 12And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. 13And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

14And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. 15And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.20.15 where…: Heb. as is good in thine eyes 16And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.

17¶ So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. 18For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham’s wife.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 20:1-18

Abraham Ne Abimelek

1Afei, Abraham tu fii hɔ kɔɔ anafo mantam asase bi a wɔfrɛ no Negeb kɔtenaa nkurow Kades ne Sur ntam. Ɔtenaa Gerar kakra. 2Abraham maa nnipa no tee ase sɛ, Sara yɛ ne nuabea. Enti, Gerarhene Abimelek soma kɔfaa Sara baa nʼahemfi.

3Nanso Onyankopɔn soo Abimelek dae, ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Wosɛ owu, efisɛ ɔbea a woakɔfa no no yɛ obi yere.”

4Nanso na Abimelek nnya ne Sara nnae, enti ɔkae se, “Awurade, enti wobɛsɛe onipa a ɔnyɛɛ bɔne bi? 5Abraham ka kyerɛɛ me se, ‘Ɔyɛ me nuabea.’ Na Sara no nso kae se, ‘Ɔyɛ me nuabarima.’ Enti mede adwene mu fann ne koma mu tew na ɛyɛɛ nea meyɛe no.”

6Na Onyankopɔn soo Abimelek dae bio ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Ɛyɛ nokware turodoo sɛ, wode adwene mu fann ne koma mu tew na ɛyɛɛ nea woyɛe no; ɛno nti, mamma woanyɛ bɔne antia me. Ɛno nti na mamma woamfa wo ho anka no no. 7Ne saa nti san fa ɔbarima no yere no kɔma no, efisɛ saa ɔbarima no yɛ odiyifo a obetumi abɔ mpae ama wo ama woatena. Na sɛ woansan amfa no ankɔma no a, hu sɛ, wo ne wʼasefo nyinaa bewuwu.”

8Ade kyee anɔpatutuutu no, Abimelek frɛɛ ne mpanyimfo nyinaa bɔɔ wɔn nsɛm a asisi no ho amanneɛ. Na wosuroo yiye. 9Afei, Abimelek frɛɛ Abraham ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Dɛn na woayɛ yɛn yi? Bɔne bɛn na mayɛ wo a woakɔfa afɔbusɛm kɛse a ɛte sɛɛ yi abɛto me ne me man so yi? Ade a wode ayɛ me yi nyɛ ade a anka ɛsɛ sɛ wode yɛ me.” 10Afei, Abimelek bisaa Abraham se, “Dɛn adwene na ɛkaa wo a ɛma woyɛɛ saa?”

11Abraham buae se, “Misusuwii sɛ nokware, Onyankopɔn biara nni mo mu, na me yere nti, mubekum me. 12Eyi akyi no, ampa ara, ɔyɛ me nuabea. Yefi agya koro na yemfi ɛna koro. Ɛno nti na mewaree no no. 13Na bere a Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ me Abraham se mintu mfi mʼagya fi nkɔ asase a ɔbɛkyerɛ me so no. Me nso, meka kyerɛɛ Sara se, ‘Adɔe a ɛsɛ sɛ woyɛ me ni: baabiara a yebedu no, ka se meyɛ wo nuabarima.’ ”

14Enti Abimelek de nguan, anantwi, nkoa ne mfenaa brɛɛ Abraham. Na ɔde ne yere Sara san brɛɛ no. 15Abimelek kae se, “Mʼasasetam na ɛda wʼanim yi, ɛso baabiara a wopɛ sɛ wotena no, fa.”

16Abimelek ka kyerɛɛ Sara nso se, “Mede dwetɛ kilogram dubaako ne fa rema wo nuabarima no. Eyi ne mpata a mede rema wo wɔ bɔne a wɔde too wo so no, wɔ wɔn a wɔka wo ho no nyinaa anim. Asodi biara nna wo so.”

17Enti Abraham bɔɔ mpae, srɛɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ ɔnsa ɔhene Abimelek, ɔhemmea ne mfenaa a wɔwɔ fie hɔ no yare mma wɔnwo mma. 18Esiane Abraham yere Sara nti, Awurade too Abimelek fifo nyinaa yafunu mu de twee Abimelek aso.