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Like father, like son. January 18, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Annette @ 7:36 pm

Gen 12:10 And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down into Egypt to stay there, for the famine was grievous in the land.
Gen 12:11 And it happened, when he had come near to enter into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that you are a beautiful woman to look upon.
Gen 12:12 And it will be when the Egyptians see you, they shall say, This is his wife. And they will kill me, but they will save you alive.
Gen 12:13 I pray you, say that you are my sister, so that it may be well with me for your sake. And my soul shall live because of you.
Gen 12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she is your wife?
Gen 12:19 Why did you say, She is my sister? And so I was about to take her to me as wife. Now therefore behold your wife. Take her and go.

Gen 20:1 And Abraham moved from there toward the south country, and lived between Kadesh and Shur, and stayed in Gerar.
Gen 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech the king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
Gen 20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What have you done to us? In what have I offended you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done.
Gen 20:14 And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants, and gave them to Abraham. And he restored him Sarah his wife.

Gen 26:6 And Isaac lived in Gerar.
Gen 26:7 And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, She is my sister. For he feared to say, My wife; lest the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she was beautiful of form.
Gen 26:8 And when he had been there a long time, it happened that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out through the window, and saw; and behold! Isaac was caressing Rebekah his wife.
Gen 26:9 And Abimelech called Isaac and said, Behold! She surely is your wife. And why did you say, She is my sister? And Isaac said to him, Because I said, Lest I die on account of her.
Gen 26:10 And Abimelech said, What is this you have done to us? One of the people might have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.

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I never realized that! I knew that Abraham did the same thing twice, but I didn’t realize that Isaac did the exact same thing! In the same land. With either the same guy or the son of the guy that Abraham dealt with. That’s crazy. You’d think that someone would have learned along the way.

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One Response to “Like father, like son.”

  1. Summer Says:

    I noticed that when Ben and I were reading in the Old Testament. I thought those stories seemed awfully familiar. 🙂


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