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Genesis 20:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou slay even a righteous nation?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, “Lord, will You slay a nation, even [though] blameless?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou also slay a righteous nation?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou also kill a righteous nation?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, Abimelech, had not come near unto her,—so he said, O My Lord! a nation—even a righteous one, wilt thou slay?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Abimelech hath not drawn near unto her, and he saith, 'Lord, also a righteous nation dost thou slay?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now Abimelech had not touched her, and he said: Lord, wilt thou slay a nation that is ignorant and just?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But Abimelech had not come neere her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But Abimelech had not touched her, and he said, Lord, wilt thou destroy an ignorantly [sinning] and just nation?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But Avimelekh had not come near her: and he said, Yahweh, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But vmele אֲבִימֶלֶך 40
{0040} Prime
אֲבִימֶלֶךְ
'Abiymelek
{ab-ee-mel'-ek}
From H0001 and H4428; father of (the) king; Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites.
had not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
come near 7126
{7126} Prime
קָרַב
qarab
{kaw-rab'}
A primitive root; to approach (causatively bring near) for whatever purpose.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
her: and he said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Yhw יָהוֶה, 136
{0136} Prime
אֲדֹנָי
'Adonay
{ad-o-noy'}
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
wilt thou slay 2026
{2026} Prime
הָרַג
harag
{haw-rag'}
A primitive root; to smite with deadly intent.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
also x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
a righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
nation? 1471
{1471} Prime
גּוֹי
gowy
{go'-ee}
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 20:3-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 20:4

Wilt thou slay also a righteous nation — Not such a nation as Sodom.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 20:4

But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also (d) a righteous nation?

(d) The infidels confessed that God would not punish but for just occasion: therefore, when he punishes, the occasion is just.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
had:

Genesis 20:6 And 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.
Genesis 20:18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

wilt:

Genesis 20:17-18 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare [children]. ... For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
Genesis 18:23-25 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? ... That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
2 Samuel 4:11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?
1 Chronicles 21:17 And David said unto God, [Is it] not I [that] commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but [as for] these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.
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