- And the daughter of [one's] father [from a different mother] is permitted to a son of Noah, [i.e., a non-Jew], for there is no [ halachic relationship through] paternity for non-Jews.
In order to bear out his words he answered him thus.
For Sarah, the thought of giving birth and nursing a child, at such an old age, also brought her much laughter, as she declared, "God hath made me to laugh, [so that] all that hear will laugh with me." After being visited by the three men, Abraham and Sarah settled between Kadesh and Shur in the land of the Philistines.
While he was living in Gerar, Abraham again claimed that Sarah was his sister.
However, if he did not return Sarah to Abraham, God would surely destroy Abimelech and his entire household.