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Genesis 20:14-16 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

14 Then took Abimelech sheep and beeves, and men servants, and women servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is [a]before thee, dwell where it pleaseth thee.

16 Likewise to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is the [b]veil of thine eyes to all that are with thee, and to all others: and she was [c]thus reproved.


  1. Genesis 20:15 Or, is at thy commandment.
  2. Genesis 20:16 Such an head, as with whom thou mayest be preserved from all dangers.
  3. Genesis 20:16 God caused this heathen King to reprove her because she dissembled, seeing that God had given her an husband as her veil and defense.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Genesis 20:14-16 New International Version (NIV)

14 Then Abimelek brought sheep and cattle and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah his wife to him. 15 And Abimelek said, “My land is before you; live wherever you like.”

16 To Sarah he said, “I am giving your brother a thousand shekels[a] of silver. This is to cover the offense against you before all who are with you; you are completely vindicated.”


  1. Genesis 20:16 That is, about 25 pounds or about 12 kilograms
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