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for Yahweh had closed, yes, closed all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife. Bible

“closed, yes, closed.” This is the figure of speech polyptoton, where “closed” is repeated twice in the Hebrew text, but the word is inflected differently. [For more on the use of polyptoton, and the translation of it, see commentary on Gen. 2:16].


Commentary for: Genesis 20:18