The story of two friends Abraham and Abimelech
(from Genesis chapter 20 and chapter 21 verses 22 to 32)




Abraham and Sarah moved house again.

They went to live in a place called Gerar.

When they were in Gerar

Abraham said Sarah was his sister again.

The King of Gerar was called Abimelech.

He liked Sarah.† He took her to his house.

God spoke to him while he was asleep.

God told Abimelech that Sarah was married.

He told Abimelech that Abraham had lied.

Sarah was not Abrahamís sister.

She was his wife.


God knew that Abimelech had not done anything wrong.

Abimelech was angry with Abraham.

He asked to see him.

He said to Abraham

"Why did you tell me a lie?"

Abraham said he was afraid

that Abimelech would kill him.


But Abimelech gave Sarah back to Abraham.

He obeyed God.† He was a good man.

He forgave Abraham and Sarah.

He gave them sheep and cows.

He gave them lots of money.

Then Abraham asked God to make

Abimelech better again.

God healed Abimelech and all his family.



††††††††† Abraham and Abimelech became good friends.

††††††††† They gave each other presents.

††††††††† They helped each other.




By Helen M Seeley

©AEE. Ed.2, January 2004

This publication is written in Accessible EasyEnglish.

October 2005

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