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Genesis 20:12

    Genesis 20:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And 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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And 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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And, in fact, she is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:

    Webster's Revision

    And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:

    World English Bible

    Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:

    Definitions for Genesis 20:12

    Became - Was exactly suited for; was fitting.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 20:12

    She is my sister - I have not told a lie; I have suppressed only a part of the truth. In this place it may be proper to ask, What is a lie? It is any action done or word spoken, whether true or false in itself, which the doer or speaker wishes the observer or hearer to take in a contrary sense to that which he knows to be true. It is, in a word, any action done or speech delivered with the intention to deceive, though both may be absolutely true and right in themselves. See note on Genesis 12:13.

    The daughter of my father, but not - of my mother - Ebn Batrick, in his annals, among other ancient traditions has preserved the following: "Terah first married Yona, by whom he had Abraham; afterwards he married Tehevita, by whom he had Sarah." Thus she was the sister of Abraham, being the daughter of the same father by a different mother.