(6) And God said to [Avimelech] in the dream, “I knew that you did this with a blameless heart, and so I kept you from sinning against Me. That was why I did not let you touch her. (7) Now, return the man’s wife— and since he is a prophet, he will intercede [veyitpalel] on your behalf —to save your life. If you fail to return her, know that you shall die, you and all that are yours.” (8) Early next morning, Avimelech called his servants and told them all that had happened; and the men were very afraid. (9) Then Avimelech summoned Abraham and said to him, “What have you done to us? What wrong have I done that you should bring so great a sin upon me and my kingdom? You have done to me things that ought not to be done. (10) What, then,” Abimelech demanded of Abraham, “was your purpose in doing this thing?” (11) “I thought,” said Abraham, “there is simply no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife. (12) And besides, she is in truth my sister, my father’s daughter though not my mother’s; and she became my wife. (13) So when God had me wander from my father’s house, I said to her, ‘Let this be the kindness that you shall do me: whatever place we come to, say there of me: He is my brother.’” (14) Avimelech took sheep and oxen, and male and female servants, and gave them to Abraham; and he returned his wife Sarah to him. (15) And Avimelech said, “Here, my land is before you; settle wherever you please.” (16) And to Sarah he said, “Behold, I give your brother a thousand pieces of silver; this will serve you as vindication before all who are with you, and you are cleared before everyone.” (17) Abraham then prayed [vayitpalel] to God, and God healed Avimelech and his wife and his maidservants, so that they bore children; (18) for the Eternal had closed fast every womb of the household of Avimelech because of Sarah, the wife of Abraham.