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12:17 God struck Pharaoh and his palace with severe plagues because of Abram's wife Sarai.
Vayenaga Adonay et-Par'oh nega'im gedolim ve'et-beyto al-dvar Saray eshet-Avram.
12:18 Pharaoh summoned Abram and said, 'How could you do this to me? Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?
Vayikra Far'oh le-Avram vayomer ma-zot asita li lamah lo-higadeta li ki ishtecha hi.
12:19 Why did you say that she was your sister so that I should take her to myself as a wife? Now here is your wife! Take her and go!'
Lamah amarta achoti hi va'ekach otah li le'ishah ve'atah hineh ishtecha kach valech.
12:20 Pharaoh put men in charge of [Abram], and they sent him on his way along with his wife and all that was his.
Vayetsav alav Par'oh anashim vayeshalechu oto ve'et-ishto ve'et-kol-asher-lo.



Commentary:

put men in charge
  Or, 'gave men orders regarding him.'

palace
  Or, 'household.' Literally, 'house.'

How could you...
  Literally, 'What is this that you have done to me?'

Why did you...
  Literally, 'Why did you say, 'She is not my wife.' ' In the Hebrew idiom, a direct quote would be used where English uses an indirect quote.





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