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And Abraham said, “Because I said to myself, ‘Surely there is no fear of God in this place. They will kill me on account of my wife. Bible

“said to myself.” The Hebrew just has “said,” but it is clear from the context that this was what Abraham said to himself—what he was thinking, which he then told Sarah to get her to lie too. The conversations we have with ourselves are very important and they can be very wrong. That is one reason the Bible tells us there is safety in a multitude of counselors (Prov. 11:14). Everyone needs honest and godly people with whom they can confide.


Commentary for: Genesis 20:11