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Then Abimelech said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us!” Bible

“brought guilt on us.” In this record, Abimelech, the Philistine king of Gerar, shows himself to be much more godly than Isaac. Godliness is an individual matter and also can vary from circumstance to circumstance. Some people who come from the “right family” are ungodly or do horribly sinful things, and some people who come from the “wrong people” are wonderfully godly, or do great acts of kindness. Later in the Bible the Philistines were known for their ungodliness, but that is not the case here.


Commentary for: Genesis 26:10