Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 20

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Genesis 19 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 21
GENESIS 20:1
JPS 20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the land of the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar.
ONK 20:1 And Abraham migrated from thence to the southern land, and dwelt between Rekam and Hagra;(88) and he sojourned in Gerar.(89)
PAL 20:1 And Abraham went on from thence to the land of the south, and dwelt between Rekam and Chagra, and had his habitation in Gerar.
 
GENESIS 20:2
JPS 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife: 'She is my sister.' And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
ONK 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelek, king of Gerar,(90) sent and took Sarah.
PAL 20:2 And Abraham said concerning Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelek, king of Gerar, sent and took Sarah.
JER 20:2 King of Arad.
 
GENESIS 20:3
JPS 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him: 'Behold, thou shalt die, because of the woman whom thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.'
ONK 20:3 And the word came from the presence of the Lord to Abimelek in a dream of the night, and said to him, Behold, thou diest, on account of the woman whom thou hast taken, and she a man's wife.
PAL 20:3 And a word came from before the Lord unto Abimelek, in a dream of the night, and said to him, Behold, thou diest, because of the woman whom thou hast carried away, and she a man's wife.
 
GENESIS 20:4
JPS 20:4 Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said: 'Lord, wilt Thou slay even a righteous nation?
ONK 20:4 But Abimelek had not come nigh her. And he said, Lord, wilt Thou also kill the innocent people?
PAL 20:4 But Abimelek had not come nigh to defile her; and he said, Lord, shall the son of a people who hath not sinned, and whom it is right to absolve in the judgment, be killed?
 
GENESIS 20:5
JPS 20:5 Said he not himself unto me: She is my sister? and she, even she herself said: He is my brother. In the simplicity of my heart and the innocency of my hands have I done this.'
ONK 20:5 Did he not say to me, She is my sister? And she also said, He is my brother. In the rectitude of my heart, and the cleanness of my hands, have I done this.
PAL 20:5 Did he not tell me, She is my sister? and did not she also say, He is my brother? In the truthfulness of my heart and the innocency of my hands have I done this.
 
GENESIS 20:6
JPS 20:6 And God said unto him in the dream: 'Yea, I know that in the simplicity of thy heart thou hast done this, and I also withheld thee from sinning against Me. Therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
ONK 20:6 And the Lord said to him in a dream, It is also manifest to Me that in the integrity of thy heart thou hast done this, and I have also restrained thee from sinning before Me;(91) therefore I have not permitted thee to approach to her.
PAL 20:6 And the Word of the Lord said to him in a dream, Before Me also it is manifest that in the truthfulness of thy heart thou didst this, and so restrained I thee from sinning before Me; therefore I would not permit thee to come near her.
 
GENESIS 20:7
JPS 20:7 Now therefore restore the man's wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live; and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.'
ONK 20:7 And now return the man's wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for thee, and thou shalt live. But if thou wilt not return (her), know that dying thou shalt die,(92) thou, and all who are thine.
PAL 20:7 And now let the wife of the man return; for he is a prophet; he will pray for thee, and thou shalt live: but if thou wilt not let her return, know that dying thou shalt die, thou and all who are thine.
 
GENESIS 20:8
JPS 20:8 And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears; and the men were sore afraid.
ONK 20:8 And Abimelek arose in the morning, and called all his servants, and spake all these words before them; and the men feared greatly.
PAL 20:8 And Abimelek arose in the morning, and called all his servants, and told ail these words before them; and the men feared greatly.
 
GENESIS 20:9
JPS 20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him: 'What hast thou done unto us? and wherein have I sinned against thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.'
ONK 20:9 And Abimelek called Abraham, and said to him, What hast thou done to us, and in what have I sinned against thee, that thou shouldst have brought upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin?(93) Works which are not worthy to be done hast thou done with me.
PAL 20:9 And Abimelek called Abraham, and said, What hast thou done to us? And in what have I sinned against thee? For thou hadst brought upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin. Thou hast wrought with me works that are not right.
 
GENESIS 20:10
JPS 20:10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham: 'What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?'
ONK 20:10 And Abimelek said to Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou didst this thing?
PAL 20:10 And Abimelek said to Abraham, What hast thou seen, that thou didst this thing?
 
GENESIS 20:11
JPS 20:11 And Abraham said: 'Because I thought: Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
ONK 20:11 And Abraham spake, Because I said, Perhaps the fear of the Lord is not in this place, and they will kill me on account of my wife.
PAL 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I said in my heart, The fear of the Lord is not in this place, and they will kill me for the sake of my wife.
 
GENESIS 20:12
JPS 20:12 And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and so she became my wife.
ONK 20:12 Nevertheless, in truth she is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
PAL 20:12 But in truth she is my sister, the daughter of my father's brother, but not of the kindred of my mother; and she became my wife.
 
GENESIS 20:13
JPS 20:13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her: This is thy kindness which thou shalt show unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me: He is my brother.'
ONK 20:13 And it was, when the people erred after the works of their hands, the Lord did bring me near to the fear of Himself, from (among) the house(94) of my father. And I said to her, This is thy favour which thou canst do for me; in every place through which we pass, say of me, He is my brother.
PAL 20:13 And it was when they sought to turn me aside to the worship of idols, and I went forth from my father's house, that I said to her, This is the kindness thou shalt do me: in every place to which we come, say concerning me, He is my brother.
 
GENESIS 20:14
JPS 20:14 And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
ONK 20:14 And Abimelek took sheep, and oxen, and servants, and handmaidens, and gave to Abraham, and returned to him Sarah his wife.
PAL 20:14 And Abimelek took sheep, and oxen, and handmaids, and gave to Abraham, and restored Sarah his wife to him.
 
GENESIS 20:15
JPS 20:15 And Abimelech said: 'Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.'
ONK 20:15 And Abimelek said, Behold, my land is before thee: where it is pleasant in thine eyes, dwell.
PAL 20:15
 
GENESIS 20:16
JPS 20:16 And unto Sarah he said: 'Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, it is for thee a covering of the eyes to all that are with thee; and before all men thou art righted.'
ONK 20:16 And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given a thousand seleen of silver to thy brother; behold, that is to thee a veil(95) of honour, for my having sent to take thee, and to see thee, and all that is with thee; and concerning all whatever thou hast spoken thou art reproved.
PAL 20:16 And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given a thousand sileen(50) of silver to thy brother; behold, they are to thee a veil of the eyes, inasmuch as thou wast hidden from thine husband one night, and I would have seen thee: for were I to give all that I have it would not suffice (or be proportionate). And the words were debated. And Abraham knew that Abimelek had not come near Sarah his wife.
JER 20:16 And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given a thousand sileen(51) of silver to thy brother; behold, that silver is given to thee as a present, because thou wast hidden from the eyes of Abraham thy husband one night: and of all that I have,—for on behalf of all I am corrected,—behold, were I to give all whatever I have, it would not suffice. Let the words be approved, and may Abraham the Just learn that I have not known thee.
 
GENESIS 20:17
JPS 20:17 And Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bore children.
ONK 20:17 And Abraham prayed before the Lord, and the Lord healed Abimelek, and his wife, and his handmaids, and they were revived:
PAL 20:17 And Abraham prayed before the Lord: and the Lord healed Abimelek and his wife and his concubines, and they were set at large.
 
GENESIS 20:18
JPS 20:18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
ONK 20:18 for the Lord had shut all the wombs of the house of Abimelek, on account of Sarah, the wife of Abraham.
PAL 20:18 For the Word of the Lord shutting had shut in displeasure the wombs of all the women of Abimelek's house on account of Sarah the wife of Abraham.
JER 20:18 Closing had closed.
 
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