26:11 So Abimelech commanded all the people, “Whoever touches 1 this man or his wife will surely be put to death.” 2
26:14 He had 3 so many sheep 4 and cattle 5 and such a great household of servants that the Philistines became jealous 6 of him. 26:15 So the Philistines took dirt and filled up 7 all the wells that his father’s servants had dug back in the days of his father Abraham.
1 tn Heb “strikes.” Here the verb has the nuance “to harm in any way.” It would include assaulting the woman or killing the man.
2 tn The use of the infinitive absolute before the imperfect makes the construction emphatic.
3 tn Heb “and there was to him.”
4 tn Heb “possessions of sheep.”
5 tn Heb “possessions of cattle.”
7 tn Heb “and the Philistines stopped them up and filled them with dirt.”