Genesis 12:17 reads “And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.” Abram had asked Sarai to lie to the Egyptians that she was his sister and not his wife, since he feared that his life would have been in danger, if the Egyptians knew that she was his wife. Though Abram sinned (by lying), the Lord plagued Sarai’s house so that she would not be defiled and the promised seed (Galatians 3:16) corrupted by any means. Abram sinned and Pharaoh paid for it.
Points to ponder: When we sin, particularly when there is falsehood (lies) in us, we pay for it or someone always pays. Let us be careful to not consider any sin as if it was trivial, for if it is not you, someone will always pay.
For all the sins of the world, Jesus had to pay with his life, on the Cross of Calvary and he paid it in full (John 19:30).
Genesis 12:17 (KJV) 17 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.