Commentary on
The Book of Jasher
Chapter 20:21-30.

XX:21. And Pharaoh sent and took this woman for a wife and Yehuveh brought upon him grievous
          plagues until he returned the woman to her husband.
XX:22. Now therefore, O sovereign king, know what happened yesternight to the whole land, for
          there was a very great consternation and great pain and lamentation, and we know that it
          was on account of the woman which thou didst take.
XX:23. Now, therefore, restore this woman to her husband, lest it should befall us as it did to
          Pharaoh king of Egypt and his subjects, and that we may not die; and Abimelech hastened
          and called and had Sarah called for, and she came before him, and he had Abraham called
          for, and he came before him.
XX:24. And Abimelech said to them, What is this work you have been doing in saying you are
          brother and sister, and I took this woman for a wife?
XX:25. And Abraham said, Because I thought I should suffer death on account of my wife; and
          Abimelech took flocks and herds, and men servants and maid servants, and a thousand
          pieces of silver, and he gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah to him.
XX:26. And Abimelech said to Abraham, Behold the whole land is before thee, dwell in it wherever
          thou shalt choose.
XX:27. And Abraham and Sarah, his wife, went forth from the king’s presence with honor and
          respect, and they dwelt in the land, even in Gerar.
XX:28. And all the inhabitants of the land of the Philistines and the king’s servants were still in
          pain through the plague which the angel had inflicted upon them the whole night on account
          of Sarah.
XX:29. And Abimelech sent for Abraham, saying, Pray now for thy servants to Yehuveh thy
          that He may put away this mortality from amongst us.
XX:30. And Abraham prayed on account of Abimelech and his subjects, and Yehuveh heard the
          prayer of Abraham, and He healed Abimelech and all his subjects.


Commentary on Jasher XX:21
(25 February 2009): 

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:       25 February 2009
Latest Update:           25 February 2009

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