B’reshit 20 – ברשית כ

1And Avraham journeyed from there toward the land of the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar. 2And Avraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Avimelekh king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. 3But Elohim came to Avimelekh in a dream of the night, and said to him, “Behold, you shall die, because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man’s wife.” 4Now Avimelekh had not come near her; and he said, ” יהוה , will You slay even a righteous nation? 5Did he not say himself unto me, ‘She is my sister’? And she, even she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the innocence of my heart and the cleanliness of my hands have I done this.” 6And Elohim said unto him in the dream, “Yes, I know that in the innocence of your heart you have done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against Me. Therefore I did not allow you to touch her. 7Now therefore restore the man’s wife; for he is a Navi, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live; and if you restore her not, know that you shall surely die, you, and all that are yours.” 8And Avimelekh 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 Avimelekh called Avraham, and said unto him, “What have you done unto us? And wherein have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.” 10And Avimelekh said unto Avraham, “What did you see, that you have done this thing?” 11And Avraham said, “Because I thought, ‘Surely the fear of Elohim is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife’s sake’. 12And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and so she became my wife. 13And it came to pass, when Elohim caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said unto her, ‘This is your kindness which you shall show unto me; at every place where we shall come, say of me, ‘He is my brother’.'” 14And Avimelekh took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants, and gave them unto Avraham, and restored to him Sarah his wife. 15And Avimelekh said, “Behold, my land is before you: dwell where it pleases you.” 16And unto Sarah he said, “Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver;  behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes to all that are with you; and before all men you are righted.” 17And Avraham prayed unto Elohim; and Elohim healed Avimelekh, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bore children. 18For  יהוה  had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Avimelekh, because of Sarah, Avraham’s wife. 

אוַיִּסַּע מִשָּׁם אַבְרָהָם אַרְצָה הַנֶּגֶב וַיֵּשֶׁב בֵּין קָדֵשׁ וּבֵין שׁוּר וַיָּגָר בִּגְרָר. בוַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָהָם אֶל שָׂרָה אִשְׁתּוֹ אֲחֹתִי הִוא וַיִּשְׁלַח אֲבִימֶלֶךְ מֶלֶךְ גְּרָר וַיִּקַּח אֶת שָׂרָה. גוַיָּבֹא אֱלֹהִים אֶל אֲבִימֶלֶךְ בַּחֲלוֹם הַלָּיְלָה וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ הִנְּךָ מֵת עַל הָאִשָּׁה אֲשֶׁר לָקַחְתָּ וְהִוא בְּעֻלַת בָּעַל. דוַאֲבִימֶלֶךְ לֹא קָרַב אֵלֶיהָ וַיֹּאמַר אֲדֹנָי הֲגוֹי גַּם צַדִּיק תַּהֲרֹג. ההֲלֹא הוּא אָמַר לִי אֲחֹתִי הִוא וְהִיא גַם הִוא אָמְרָה אָחִי הוּא בְּתָם לְבָבִי וּבְנִקְיֹן כַּפַּי עָשִׂיתִי זֹאת. ווַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו הָאֱלֹהִים בַּחֲלֹם גַּם אָנֹכִי יָדַעְתִּי כִּי בְתָם לְבָבְךָ עָשִׂיתָ זֹּאת וָאֶחְשֹׂךְ גַּם אָנֹכִי אוֹתְךָ מֵחֲטוֹ לִי עַל כֵּן לֹא נְתַתִּיךָ לִנְגֹּעַ אֵלֶיהָ. זוְעַתָּה הָשֵׁב אֵשֶׁת הָאִישׁ כִּי נָבִיא הוּא וְיִתְפַּלֵּל בַּעַדְךָ וֶחְיֵה וְאִם אֵינְךָ מֵשִׁיב דַּע כִּי מוֹת תָּמוּת אַתָּה וְכָל אֲשֶׁר לָךְ. חוַיַּשְׁכֵּם אֲבִימֶלֶךְ בַּבֹּקֶר וַיִּקְרָא לְכָל עֲבָדָיו וַיְדַבֵּר אֶת כָּל הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה בְּאָזְנֵיהֶם וַיִּירְאוּ הָאֲנָשִׁים מְאֹד. טוַיִּקְרָא אֲבִימֶלֶךְ לְאַבְרָהָם וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ מֶה עָשִׂיתָ לָּנוּ וּמֶה חָטָאתִי לָךְ כִּי הֵבֵאתָ עָלַי וְעַל מַמְלַכְתִּי חֲטָאָה גְדֹלָה מַעֲשִׂים אֲשֶׁר לֹא יֵעָשׂוּ עָשִׂיתָ עִמָּדִי. יוַיֹּאמֶר אֲבִימֶלֶךְ אֶל אַבְרָהָם מָה רָאִיתָ כִּי עָשִׂיתָ אֶת הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה. יאוַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָהָם כִּי אָמַרְתִּי רַק אֵין יִרְאַת אֱלֹהִים בַּמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה וַהֲרָגוּנִי עַל דְּבַר אִשְׁתִּי. יבוְגַם אָמְנָה אֲחֹתִי בַת אָבִי הִוא אַךְ לֹא בַת אִמִּי וַתְּהִי לִי לְאִשָּׁה. יגוַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר הִתְעוּ אֹתִי אֱלֹהִים מִבֵּית אָבִי וָאֹמַר לָהּ זֶה חַסְדֵּךְ אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשִׂי עִמָּדִי אֶל כָּל הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר נָבוֹא שָׁמָּה אִמְרִי לִי אָחִי הוּא. ידוַיִּקַּח אֲבִימֶלֶךְ צֹאן וּבָקָר וַעֲבָדִים וּשְׁפָחֹת וַיִּתֵּן לְאַבְרָהָם וַיָּשֶׁב לוֹ אֵת שָׂרָה אִשְׁתּוֹ. טווַיֹּאמֶר אֲבִימֶלֶךְ הִנֵּה אַרְצִי לְפָנֶיךָ בַּטּוֹב בְּעֵינֶיךָ שֵׁב. טזוּלְשָׂרָה אָמַר הִנֵּה נָתַתִּי אֶלֶף כֶּסֶף לְאָחִיךְ הִנֵּה הוּא לָךְ כְּסוּת עֵינַיִם לְכֹל אֲשֶׁר אִתָּךְ וְאֵת כֹּל וְנֹכָחַת. יזוַיִּתְפַּלֵּל אַבְרָהָם אֶל הָאֱלֹהִים וַיִּרְפָּא אֱלֹהִים אֶת אֲבִימֶלֶךְ וְאֶת אִשְׁתּוֹ וְאַמְהֹתָיו וַיֵּלֵדוּ. יחכִּי עָצֹר עָצַר יהוה בְּעַד כָּל רֶחֶם לְבֵית אֲבִימֶלֶךְ עַל דְּבַר שָׂרָה אֵשֶׁת אַבְרָהָם.