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Genesis 12:18

    Genesis 12:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that you have done to me? why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Pharaoh sent for Abram, and said, What have you done to me? why did you not say that she was your wife?

    Webster's Revision

    And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

    World English Bible

    Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this that you have done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

    Definitions for Genesis 12:18

    Tell - To number; count.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 12:18

    Pharaoh upbraids Abram for his deception, and doubtless not without reason. He then commands his men to dismiss him and his, unharmed, from the country. These men were probably an escort for his safe conduct out of Egypt. Abram was thus reproved through the mouth of Pharaoh, and will be less hasty in abandoning the land of promise, and betaking himself to carnal resources.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 12:18

    12:18 What is this that thou hast done? - What an ill thing; how unbecoming a wife and good man! Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? - Intimating, that if he had known that, he would not have taken her. It is a fault, too common among good people, to entertain suspicions of others beyond what there is cause for. We have often found more of virtue, honour, and conscience in some people, than we thought there was; and it ought to be a pleasure to us to be thus disappointed, as Abram was here, who found Pharaoh to be a better man than he expected.