16 To Sarah he said, "I am giving your brother a thousand shekels[1] of silver. This is to cover the offense against you before all who are with you; you are completely vindicated."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 20:16

Commentary on Genesis 20:14-18

(Read Genesis 20:14-18)

We often trouble ourselves, and even are led into temptation and sin, by groundless suspicions; and find the fear of God where we expected it not. Agreements to deceive generally end in shame and sorrow; and restraints from sin, though by suffering, should be thankfully acknowledged. Though the Lord rebuke, yet he will pardon and deliver his people, and he will give them favour in the sight of those with whom they sojourn; and overrule their infirmities, when they are humbled for them, so that they shall prove useful to themselves and others.