12:17 But the Lord struck Pharaoh and his household with severe diseases 1 because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 12:18 So Pharaoh summoned Abram and said, “What is this 2 you have done to me? Why didn’t you tell me that she was your wife?
1 tn The cognate accusative adds emphasis to the verbal sentence: “he plagued with great plagues,” meaning the
2 tn The demonstrative pronoun translated “this” adds emphasis: “What in the world have you done to me?” (R. J. Williams, Hebrew Syntax, 24, §118).