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But God appeared[a] to Abimelech in a dream at night and said to him, “You are as good as dead[b] because of the woman you have taken, for she is someone else’s wife.”[c]

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  1. Genesis 20:3 tn Heb “came.”
  2. Genesis 20:3 tn Heb “Look, you [are] dead.” The Hebrew construction uses the particle הִנֵּה (hinneh) with a second person pronominal particle הִנֵּה (hinneh) with by the participle. It is a highly rhetorical expression.
  3. Genesis 20:3 tn Heb “and she is owned by an owner.” The disjunctive clause is causal or explanatory in this case.

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